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Build a push-button controlled traverser

In the August 2018 Model Railroader, Michael Hardwick shows how to build a push-button-controlled traverser track using an Arduino microcontroller, 3-D printer parts, and other low-cost electronics. Check out a video demo and download the control code for the project. GO!
Making sure the first level of a helix is as stable, secure, and smooth as possible makes the remaining levels go together easier.
Construct a simple and reliable helix
A solid start is the best way to build a trouble-free helix
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Airbrushing basics for model railroadersSubscriber Access Only
Tips and techniques for learning this essential model railroading skill
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Track ballasting made easy
Learn how to make a model railroad right-of-way look like the real thing
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User video: How to model an operating overhead rolling door
This manually controlled gear mechanism uses Lego parts
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Plans for a fertilizer blend plant
Get the prototype drawings for this rail-served industry
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Winston-Salem Southbound Series: Cold Storage Scratchbuild – Part 1, Walls
Watch Model Railroader associate editor Eric White build the cold storage building for the HO scale Winston-Salem Southbound Tar Branch layout
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Plans for a passenger shelter
This pair of trackside structures were originally built for an interurban line
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Easy easements for model train track
Add an easement between straight and curved track to make your trains look more realistic.
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Compact diesel terminal online extras
Get the sand tower plans and handrail bending template for Thomas Klimoski's article in the January 2017 Model Railroader
Foam roadbed panels
Model railroad bench tops made easy with foam
For model train layouts extruded-foam insulation board is more than just a scenery material
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Off The Rails: Episode 1
Learn about three great tools every model railroader should have on his or her workbench
Pelle Soeborg freight car weathering tips
Realistic weathering tips for freight car models
Tips for weathering freight car roofs and empty gondola model train cars
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Learn the fundamentals of Model Railroading
Free freight yard guide

Free freight yard guide

Operational possibilities for your layout.

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