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How to install a Tortoise by Circuitron switch motor

The April issue of Model Railroader includes an overview of the wiring and electronics installed on the N scale Canadian Canyons staff project layout. In this MR Video Plus free preview you can watch producer David Popp describe how to install Tortoise by Circuitron switch motors for remote control of the switch points. Watch the video!
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Turning Big Boys in 2 x 5 feet
This HO scale locomotive terminal lifts to the ceiling to clear a doorway
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How to model realistic modern-era structures
Easy techniques for modeling mundane urban structures on a modern-era model railroad
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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Video: Push-button controlled traverser for a staging yard
Check out this demo of Michael Hardwick's Arduino-controlled traverser featured in the August 2018 Model Railroader
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
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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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