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ETS (Chech Republic) O Gauge 2-8-0 Loco and Tender blue and black LMR Longmoor Military Railway blue No.400, 2-rail Electric. This completely finished wooden lowboy trestle will make a great addition to your model railroad. By clicking Confirm bid, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder. By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab.
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If you'll recall, we decided in 2007 to build an Outside O Gauge railroad, using a raised roadbed made from HDPE fabricated into a ladder-like framework (see Paul and Bill's HDPE Roadbed article for an overview). In Part 5, July 2008, we discussed how the expansion of our 100% plastic HDPE roadbed in the hot Southern Nevada Summer, exceeded the rail expansion of the Atlas Nickel Silver Track. To further strengthen the two mainlines, we have now installed approximately 30 of the fabricated aluminum strips first noted in Part 5 to the underside of the HDPE double ladder roadbed (see below).
We continue to be frustrated with the frailty of the Atlas O Gauge Nickel Silver Track products as discussed in detail in Part 4. Split-Jaw Products Rail Clamps have proven to be very effective in smoothing out troublesome rail joints.
In August, still searching for a solution to achieve smoother rail joints, we placed an online order for one each of several different sizes of Split-Jaw’s Rail Clamps.
Instead of letting us waste money and stumble through this process, the Split-Jaw team worked with us through several telephone calls and e-mails, determining that their Code 250 5.0 clamp will fit the Atlas Nickel Silver O Gauge Rail. How to mount them in proper proximity to each turnout, given the nature of the raised HDPE open ladder roadbed, was the issue.
It is critical to follow the ground throw’s included “mounting” instructions to ensure that your switch points properly seat. In some cases, we determined that the ground throw would be easier to operate if it were remotely connected to the turnout. After painting each ground throw’s aluminum platform, we put a small amount of red and green nail polish on either side of each ground throw to indicate whether a train will travel straight through the turnout (green), or switch to another track (red). The poor quality of Atlas O Gauge Nickel Silver Switch wiring, construction and point operation has become legendary.

Based on a lot of research, we, like many Garden Railroaders, decided to use two-conductor 12 gauge wire designed for low-voltage exterior lighting projects as our principal track wiring infrastructure.
Paying careful attention to center and outside rail “phasing,” each rail joiner wire was soldered directly to its respective 12 gauge wire. Each of the two parallel mainlines is broken into two separately wired blocks, North and South. The photo at the left below shows the banana plug "jacks" on the plate in the electrical box. Each Mainline (blocks 1 and 2) is connected to one Lionel TMCC Track Power Controller (TPC 400) by two (2), two-conductor 12 gauge wires. One TMCC Command Base is connected to both TPC 400s to permit TMCC transmissions to the locomotives. When we started testing our track wiring and TMCC capability we used a Lionel 80-Watt Transformer and a Command Base. Then we accidentally discovered that if we lifted the Command Base off of the concrete patio, just a few inches, the TMCC functions worked perfectly. However, in our TMCC research, we found significant discussion about the importance of proper 110 volt AC earth ground connection to TMCC signal success. Consequently, we decided that our Transformer Cart would be a place where the various electronic pieces could be isolated from direct contact to the ground, and be connected only with their dedicated 110 volt AC electrical outlets, and the layout’s eight banana plug track connectors.
Our intent in building the Transformer Cart was to have all track power and TMCC equipment on a portable, easy to handle, storable cart. The Transformer Cart is simply a light weight aluminum folding dolly from Home Depot (less than $30), with a light weight “L-Shaped” plywood box made to fit the dolly. Our research tells us that “The Command Base needs a good electrical ground to properly generate the TMCC radio signal.
Therefore, the 110 volt AC electrical connections for the cart’s TMCC devices and transformers are plugged into a single Non-Surge Protected power strip. Four 2-conductor 12-gauge cables are used to take power from the two TPC 400s to the layout’s eight banana plug track connectors (see below).
We are using Lionel CAB-1 Remotes to control our TPC 400s and the B&P’s TMCC Command equipped, and conventional locomotives. Our Transformer Cart gives us the ability to keep our electronic equipment safe and dry when not in use. Note: - Your power supply systems' 110-volt AC power line must be connected to a GFI-protected circuit. After giving all of our Nickel Silver track an “Acetone” cleaning, we operated TMCC Command locomotives on both mainlines simultaneously with perfect results.

One of the issues that Garden Railroaders struggle with is how to store their trains when not in use. Typically, when people with indoor storage and an outdoor layout, want to run trains, they have to carry locomotives and rolling stock from an interior closet to the outdoor track. We need more than double the amount of space provided by this case to get all of our locomotives and rolling stock out of the closet. After more than two years of design and construction, we are now at the point where we can use the B&P with confidence. We are now looking forward to the many cosmetic issues involved with the installation of trestle bents, shrubs, additional track details, possible track-side structures, etc.
We hope our experience gives you some useful ideas and helps you plan your project more effectively. Fred Young's Ground-Level Arizona Railroad - A ground-level railroad that has lots of operational options and some unique ways of adapting to the Arizona summer sun.
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By the end of Part 4, we had the HDPE roadbed built, track laid, power applied, and trains running. However, the only interior location we could have routed our trains to was our garage, which would not provide the dust-free, air-conditioned environment necessary to properly store O Gauge locomotives and rolling stock. All information, data, text, and illustrations on this web site are Copyright (c) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 by Paul D. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable.
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The photo below left shows the location of the electrical box in relationship to the right-of-way.

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