This website contains some great advice for HO scale enthusiasts and modelers.
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My association with the hobby of HO scale trains re-started just a couple years ago. When I was growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, my father introduced me to some HO trains, but I never went farther than that introduction until recently. (Interestingly, my father lived and worked in Juniata, PA, just blocks from the Pennsylvania Rail Road (now Norfolk Southern) repair shops in Juniata / Altoona. That special location may have had some influence over the hobby I have chosen.)

Having watched the computer and consumer electronics markets evolve, expand and then explode, I was not surprised at the changes in the HO train hobby (primarily in the locomotive and track control aspects). Acknowledging that there is a vast amount of train history that will take years for me to catch up on and there are many, many¬† types of train models, I will start with what is familiar to me based on my experience and interests. While I want to share what I’ve learned, I also would like to learn from my readers. (Please, if you have any comments, suggestions or criticisms, send them to Jay, the owner / operator of this site, by clicking here.)

At the start, this site will focus on the following things:

  1. Tips, tricks and advice for DC (Direct Current or analog) locomotive maintenance, modification and repair;
  2. Tips, tricks and advice for DCC (Digital Command Control) locomotive maintenance, modification and repair;
  3. Guidance on DC to DCC locomotive conversion;
  4. Guidance on using LED lighting in both DC and DCC applications;
  5. Guidance on locomotive and rolling stock weathering;
  6. A tip or two about improving rolling stock performance; and
  7. Offer some unique or custom products for sale in my store.

Videos and articles on this site may be produced by me based on my maintenance, repair, conversion, or weathering experience. Others articles or videos may be links from sites where I have found good advice to solve problems I have come across. There are many good explanatory videos and informational articles on the internet and I will attempt to make those available on or through this site. My hope is to build this site into a resource for many HO scale locomotive tinkerers. Please let me know what you think and how I can improve the site for my target audience(s).

As part of my learning eAlaska GP40xperience building and maintaining this website, I will post pictures of locomotives with identification, so that both the reader and I know what locomotive we are looking at. The image to the left is a EMD GP40 operated by Alaska Railroad Corporation. [Click on the locomotive link to see much more information.]

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