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    Martin Welberg Static Grass Mats

    I really like the realism of this product and I like the fact that it is a mat. Does anyone have experience using these? On eBay, I see them mention that it can be used for O scale, HO scale, but not...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    ScaleTrains Dash 9 walkway lights

    ST says that there are walkway lights on the new Dash 9, but where? I don't see a video or an image of this awesome new feature. Anyone got one?
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    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:...

    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcRQbB_sUlWZwSn0-2WMFr-um8h-ai6BM2B7mk6LNZEbhrNX-H5Ev6zHgteAlxdZVrqqw-12tAkJ5a3k9Nv3_F4RkuwPjcPPPvxqEsyZDm4&usqp=CAchttps://vignette.wikia.nocooki...
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    ScaleTrains SantaFe Dash 9

    Is it just me or is ScaleTrains just not spot on with some of these colors? I want that Santa Fe Dash 9 but that red looks washed out. Almost orangish. What do you guys think?...
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    I will try it out. Thanks.

    I will try it out. Thanks.
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    To answer some questions, they are only DC and...

    To answer some questions, they are only DC and they were both bought new. I don't know what the deal is???
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    Is this Intermountain SD40-2 fixable?

    I bought an Intermountain Norfolk Southern SD40-2 that runs great so I got another one in the Union Pacific scheme. The UP doesn't run as well as the NS. I am not running DCC. When I have my...
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    KATO: What separates them from the rest?

    Since 1997 I've always been a KATO man but there lack of realism always bothered me. When ScaleTrains arrived on the scene, I was captivated by the realism. Companies like ScaleTrains, Intermountain,...
  10. Ok. So what I should do is start with a 2x4...

    Ok. So what I should do is start with a 2x4 extruded polystyrene base and then use 2 layers of 1" thick foam. Is there any special type of foam I should use?
  11. Good stuff guys. I can feel my confidence growing...

    Good stuff guys. I can feel my confidence growing to actually begin the layout.
  12. What should I use for a base in this situation.....

    Hello guys. I am redoing a 2'x4' layout that I did when I was 19. It looks unrealistic, flat, and toy like. I am scrapping it and starting over. I want to make a multi-dimensional layout with a lake,...
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    That guy Luke Towan is on another level! That's...

    That guy Luke Towan is on another level! That's the kind of realism that I am talking about. Did you see his model of a wave? That is unbelievable. I can't thank you guys enough for all your input. I...
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    Achieving REALISM with N scale

    I think most of you would agree that there is a higher level of detail that can be achieved with HO scale than with N scale, but some of us just don't have the room and need to resort to N scale. But...
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    Wow. What a resourceful website. Gotta bookmark...

    Wow. What a resourceful website. Gotta bookmark that site. Thank you!
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    Need some guidance picking a steam engine

    Hey guys. Aside from the KATO Mikado, there doesn't appear to be a lot of affordable options when it comes to N scale steam engines.
    Athearn Challenger: Love it! Very expensive
    Athearn Big Boy:...
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    Atlas truck/wheels with coupler.

    My cat broke the coupler on my Atlas Master Line GATX tank car and the coupler broke. My hands shake so I am not very good at handling those small couplers. Does anyone know where I can buy the whole...
  18. Recommendations for a 'Binocular Magnifier'?

    I've heard of a decent one called the Optivisor. Is this any good? Anyone else have any recommendations?
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    What color should I use for.....

    75030What color should I use for the vents? I would like to stick to Tru-Color because I am starting a list of Tru-Color paints to order but if anybody has a perfect recommendation aside from...
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    I think you have a good point there 'cpnsoo'. It...

    I think you have a good point there 'cpnsoo'. It will probably just be easier to replace the u-joints. Here is a picture of what I am dealing with. The new motor with the flywheels that don't fit is...
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    Removing flywheels safe?

    I had a motor die on me and Victor was nice enough to mail me a new one. It is the same motor but the inserts are different in the flywheels. My question is, can I swap the flywheels from my dead...
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    Mad at kato!!!

    I sent KATO 2 diesels and a Heavy Mikado to repair. The 2 diesels were repaired but they didn't repair the steam engine because they said that they are Sold Out of the motor for it. Ok, so I guess...
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    Which Tru-Color "white" should I use?

    Which "white" should I use to highlight the steps of my Canadian Pacific AC4400CW? I'm sticking to Tru-Color paints. Reefer white? 005 white? SOO Line Off white?
  24. I just ordered the motor from yardsaletrains.com....

    I just ordered the motor from yardsaletrains.com. Now I hope I am able to install it. Thanks guys!
  25. Power supply problem? I don't quite understand...

    Power supply problem? I don't quite understand but I assume that you mean a power supply problem related to DCC? I only have a 2' x 4' set up powered conventionally with your average transformer. I'm...
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