11/24/13 Golden Spike and running trains again! Laying the track took
the longest but then again, I did it my way and there are lots of easier
methods. Total time: 26 hours!
11/20/13 the cork is laid and the track is next. I want to have it up
and running by the end of the week. 16 hours so far. See pictures
11/18/13 The NEW HO Railroad is coming
along! More pictures!
P.S. This took approximately 12 1/2 hours to get this far. I'm keeping
10/19/13 The HO railroad is gone. Norman Dean
and his associates took it to Oxford.. Here are some pictures
Some good news from Testors!
There will be 16 colors moving over to the Model Master Acrylic line from
Polly Scale. They will be color matched to the Polly Scale line, but not
guaranteed to be exact matches, as the formulations are different.
will be in 1/2 ounce bottles and retail for $3.69. They are all flat
colors. Currently scheduled for a September delivery.
704 4873 Reefer White
704 4874 Aged White
704 4875 Aged Concrete
704 4876 Concrete
704 4877 Earth
704 4878 Depot Buff
704 4879 Reefer Yellow
704 4880 Caboose Red
704 4881 Boxcar Red
704 4882 Oxide Red
704 4883 Signal Green
704 4884 Roof Brown
704 4885 Railroad Tie Brown
704 4886 Reefer Gray
704 4887 Grimy Black
704 4888 Engine Black
This is because, if you haven't heard, the Testor company
is discontinuing their Floquil, Polyscale and Pactra lines of paint.
We will still have
alternatives for model railroad colors and they are Modelflex and Scalecoat.
We will also carry other products from Testors like Model Master.
we will carry Tamyia paints although these are not in railroad colors.
We will continue to purchase the Floquil, Polyscale and Pactra products when
requested but will not take any special actions like overstock or price
gouging just because they are being discontinued.
TENAX 7R is now available again.
Atlas flex track is now back in stock.
See the NEW
Train Buddy Youtube Channel!!
Train Control Systems (TCS)
decoders are now in production for Kato N engines. Also, new miniature
lighting options with their pre-wired sunny and golden white surface LED's
Also, Llagas Creek
products - Track, Ties, Joiners and Special Order Turnouts for G/#1 Scale.
Train Control Systems decoders
have the ultimate motor and LED control. See "Train Control Systems"
as manufacturer on our Order-Search page. [Note:
see our install of a TCS M1 decoder. Click
(While the Train Buddy deals with the major distributors like
Walthers [and four others by the way], we also are direct with manufacturers
like Digitrax, Soundtraxx, Bowser, Aristocraft and others. This list
is about new
and exciting partnerships with our
manufacturing friends. For a full list of our direct dealerships see
the "Products" tab and then "Direct Dealerships".)
Nick and Nora Designs
DP Model Rail Products
Turner Model Works
Train Control Systems
Precision Scale Products
InterMountain Railway Co.
Crew Change Products
In Stock Products worth mentioning:
Tippi hot foam shaper
Train Boxes Plus HO and N scale
Kadee whisker (380-148 and 380-158) couplers
Warren Calloway DVD's
Raleigh Rails N scale VGN coal
Walther's HO sectional buildings
Products that we always keep in stock:
HO Code 100 and Code 83 flex track
HO cork roadbed
Walthers turnouts (Shinohara code 83)
turnouts, all sizes
Peco insulfrog turnouts in large,
medium and small
Atlas turnouts in #4, #6 and #8
Atlas rail joiners and insulated
G Split-Jaw rail joiners
gloss and dull over-sprays
Adhesives (Super glues and Styrene) and lubricants to
every modeling task
Full line of Digitrax products
Full line of Kadee products
speakers and accessories
9v industrial grade batteries for throttles
DPDT, SPDT and momentary miniature switches
12 position compression style 3
Amp terminal blocks
10 pin connectors and ribbon cable for Digitrax signaling and block
White and Yellow LED's and
resistors to match
Tools and gauges that we use