"How to" Series
"How to" make: Inexpensive Exterior Light poles
Tired of paying high prices just to light your layout? Here's an simple tutorial for making inexpensive exterior light poles that are 10-20% of the cost of manufactured ones.
"How to" make: Working and movable Track bumpers
This tutorial will walk you through how to modify a Walthers "Hayes" track bumper so that:
It can easily be moved around your layout
It will actually stop a moving locomotive without damage to either track bumper OR locomotive.
"How to" make: A Boxcar shed
Turn that old boxcar that's been taking up space on your shelf into a useful structure on your layout.
"How to" make: A Simple Ball signal ***Under construction***
Scratch-build one of the earliest stationary signals used on the railroads.
"How to" make: A Complex Ball signal ***Under construction***
Scratch-build the next generation ball signal - This time with electricity!
"How to" make: A Wooden fence ***Under construction***
Scratch-build your own wooden fence with dimensional 1 x 8s, 2 x 8s, and 4 x 4s.
"How to" decoder installation: Walthers SW1 EMD switcher
Convert this classic switcher to DCC and install a decoder.