Read more about the article 3D-printed HO Model Train Camera Car
HO model railroad Camera-car, with GoPro camera

3D-printed HO Model Train Camera Car

This article is about how I made a GoPro camera-car for my HO scale model railroad. With a camera mounted to the train, you can record a first-person-view of the train travelling through the model landscape, across bridges or through…

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Read more about the article NCE Power Cab thumb wheel encoder repair
NCE Power Cab controller thumb wheel decoder on circuit board

NCE Power Cab thumb wheel encoder repair

The NCE Power Cab is a popular DCC controller for model railroads. But one vulnerability it has, is the reliability of speed controller wheel (also called thumb wheel, or rotary encoder). For many people, after some time of use, the…

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Read more about the article Dead Rail: Battery operated model train
How I built my dead-rail battery-powered and remote controlled model train

Dead Rail: Battery operated model train

How I made my Lionel trains remote-controlled and battery-powered! This practice amongst model railroaders is also goes by the name Dead Rail. There is no power fed to the tracks at all. battery, installed on the train, supplies the power.…

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