A trip down memory lane today.
The first ever post of this blog was just a collection of tips – just like the ones below.
So today, I thought I’d publish some more, and ask you to scratch your head a put your single biggest tip in the comments below.
I think it’ll be fun to see what we come up with. Fingers crossed!
“My Best Model Train Tip? That’s an easy one:
TAKE YOUR TIME.
Plan well…. Execute slowly. Check and double-check. Let the paint dry, then let it dry AGAIN (no pun or joke intended).
My best work always seems to happen when I get interrupted and cannot continue at the speed I wish…. Slows me down and everything turns out better.
“Old cell phone chargers can be used in place of batteries to run DC accessories like street lights, neon signs, etc. Most of these run on either 3 or 4.5vdc. There are 3.7 volt and 5 volt chargers. You can pick them up for $1 or so at Salvation Army and Goodwill stores or garage sales. I have 2 buss bars and several terminal strips. I wire the chargers in parallel until I have enough to handle the current load.
“My tip: Be sure to label your storage boxes from last year so you’ll know which ones to pull out for this year’s Christmas display!!!
I really find it disheartening to open a mislabeled box to find Last years Christmas ornaments, which should have gone to Salvation Army, and HOPE TO GOD, I didn’t take the trains over to them instead!!!
You are no doubt already aware of this but, in case you are not, I printed one of your buildings directly to card stock. By doing this the step of gluing to an empty cereal box or whatever is being used is eliminated and greatly speeds up the process. Further, the card stock accepts the glue far better than cereal boxes and appears to be quite sturdy.
I strive for convenience whenever possible. As the Pennsylvania Dutch say….” Ve grow to soont ald und to laid smardt.
And here’s a video that keeps getting sent in, again and again.
So I’ve relented, here it is. Just goes to show you how unforgiving model trains are…
That’s all for today folks. Don’t forget to post your best tip in the comments below.
Or perhaps you’d just like to absorb some more yourself – there are hundreds in the Beginner’s Guide.
Keep ’em coming.