Rocks, Grass and Chain Link

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I have been doing so much with the mechanics of the train table, trying to fix the wiring, smooth the rails so they don’t derailĀ in certain key places, solder feeder wires, rearrange and optimize turnouts… (Good grief, I hate turnouts. …

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TTFH Update

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I was asked on the model railroading forum for an update with pictures on what I was doing with the train table. I tried to make a video of the changes, but I made the mistake of trying to do …

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Finally Running

Today, I have achieved a train triumph! I spent bits of the morning and afternoon and a good solid couple of hours this evening, dinking with the TTFH. I added a couple of feeder wires to the dead spot on …

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Olin’s Favorite Activity

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Here are a few pictures I took last night of Olin enjoying the train table. It is seriously his favorite thing to do. He asks me about it every single day. He’s not really ready to play with it unsupervised …

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TTFH Progress

I have been fiddling with the TTFH, trying to figure out why it keeps stalling out at that one particular spot before the bridge. I tried soldering strategic ties, thinking it lost connection because of a power gap. I tried …

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TTFH: Mostly Operative!

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I am starting to get a little out of order with my updates… Mostly, I have a couple of REALLY HUGE ones to do (like the Texas trip!) that are sort of intimidating me, so I’m procrastinating about doing them, …

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Making Progress

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It always entertainsĀ me to walk in to a lumber yard and request silly things like “A 1x6x8 and a sheet of 3/4 inch insulation, cut so it’ll fit in the van,” or “Do you have a hot wire cutter?” or …

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Train Table from Heaven

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I still can’t even believe that this happened. I went to The Depot (amazing not-for-profit secondhand store/perpetual garage sale in Decorah) to donate a huge van-load of stuff that I have been collecting for awhile and didn’t want to have …

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