just short video as a carry on from last weeks showing a change to that siding as was pointed out it ran too close to the main line, also I have moved some track on the other side, now we have a smoother run to the curve, and I have now added a couple of Peco points motors, the side mounted ones which is a cheap and easy way to add powered motors to your points (turnouts )
May be of some help to modellers wanting to add points motors the easy way.
Duane had commented on ballast and I use chicken grit on an O scale railroad. Larger and I believe more realistic then the finely ground Woodland Scenics or using shingle grit. A 25 pound bag is less the $15 at a feed supply store. I have about 700 linear feet of track and used less the 4 bags.
Some pictures are attached.
I retired a few years ago and want to set up a model railroad for my grandson. In the mid-sixties I had a small HO layout that I boxed up and have not used since then. I unpacked the box around Christmas and discovered the engine won’t run. The engine was made by TYCO and I don’t know if it’s worth trying to repair. I took the shell off and there’s no obvious way to lubricate it. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
A huge thank you to Dave for another helpful vid – I have no idea how he finds the time. If you’re new to the site, Dave is a member of the Hall of Fame, and also cast his eye of the Beginner’s Guide and gave it the thumbs up.
That’s all this time folks. Please do keep ’em coming.