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  1. 2Atlas 2 Truck Shay Dcc'ed

    This is a video of my Atlas 2 Truck Shay Dcc'ed with a Digitrax DZ123 and hauling log cars and a bobber caboose, on my oval test track


  2. Self Propelled Rotary Snow-Plow DCC’ed

    So I was asked to post some pics - this is one of my favorite
    conversions - a Con-Cor/More (Japan) JNR Rotary Snow Plow
    More info can be found on

    Here are a few pics - video was too large to upload

    I changed the tender to a vanderbuilt easier to add couplers &
    to insert DZ123 Digitrax decoder

    the photos are in my album (public). I do not have a URL to upload them in this message and did not find ...

    Updated 20th Nov 2021 at 12:30 AM by Sparker251 (video too large for upload)

    General (as off-topic as you want)
  3. An annual update and a tl;dr tale of my E-2A "SF-1"

    I've begun adding buildings of all sorts to the Chicago Layout, concentration on the La Salle corner for the most part. Haven't ballasted an inch of track yet, but that will be one of the last chores to tackle. I've also been updating the power stable, running in some of the loco's that have been boxes for maybe a decade in some cases. Also testing different equipment on the complete loops, finding the 'gotcha's' of tracking issues.
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  4. A great story (Elizabeth express)

  5. Sometimes I think...

    ...building a layout is more fun than actually having a layout. Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed my various layouts over the years. I like operating trains, not only for myself, but also showing off my handiwork to family and friends. I even get a kick out of the sideshow activities that go with this hobby. A friend on this site came up with the idea of pass exchanges. So we exchanged passes among ourselves. I had made up them up for selected friends who had visited the house and seen the railroad. ...
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