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  1. How to blacken rail

    Track, Trestles, Bridges and Roadbed
    Other than painting, is there any way to blacken aluminum rail? I Blacken brass, white metal all the time with several different products. Blacken-it, Pewter etc don't work on aluminum.
  2. Rail bender - aristocraft

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  3. FOR SALE Unused brass track

    Track and Roadbed
    Track sold
  4. Jaw Grip UV problem

    Beginner's Forum
    I have a bit of a problem with Jaw Grip insulator rail joiners. In New Zealand our UV is rather hash and the insulated side of the rail joiners have either deteriorated or are showing serious signs of deteriorating after only 3 months outside. Has anyone got any advise on overcoming this problem...
  5. Advice on the Voltage Range for LGB 17000 EPL Track Contact - Reed Switches?

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    Help! Another power question! I have an in door layout with about 25 signals and switches and 60+ LGB 17000 17100 Track Contacts. I have been powering them with an outdoor lighting system transformer with an output of 15 volts AC. I am finding that if 3 or 4 of the track contacts are turned...
  6. Track Advice

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    In the planning stages for a garden railway and would appreciate some advice on track. I've seen options for aluminum, brass, stainless steel, and nickel silver rail. After reading pros and cons, I'm leaning toward code 250 nickel silver, which appears to be the priciest (of course). Any reason...
  7. Pretty Much Everything I Know About Garden Railroads

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    After several years setting up my garden railroad, I thought it was a good idea to share my experiences. First of all, I want to extend my deepest appreciation to the members of this site. Almost everything I've done was learned directly from myLargeScale.com, or at least inspired by it. This...
  8. FOR SALE LGB Double Slip Switch & Electric R3 Rt - Both w/ tie damage

    Track and Roadbed
    For sale are two electric LGB switches, both with broken ties by switch motor control rods. A couple of the control arms for the switches are broken where connections are made to the switch motor on one part of the slip switch. All rail [points, frogs, etc.] is complete for both switches as can...
  9. Split Jaw for LGB

    Track, Trestles, Bridges and Roadbed
    I am planning my first outdoor layout near Atlanta and have a couple of questions regarding using Split Jaw clamps with LGB track. Want to do it right the first time to avoid future issues, so any assistance will be appreciated: 1) I am getting different opinions on if Split Jaw clamps are...
  10. Split jaw for LGB

    Beginner's Forum
    I am planning my first outdoor layout near Atlanta and have a couple of questions regarding using Split Jaw clamps with LGB track. Want to do it right the first time to avoid future issues, so any assistance will be appreciated: 1) I am getting different opinions on if Split Jaw clamps are...
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