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Caboose Hobbies Train Tips

Starting the Model Railroading Hobby Shorts in Steam Locomotives Cleaning and Lubrication
Optimizing Electrical
Pickup and & current flow
Weathering with Chalks Diesels: Diagnosing Shorts
and other electrical mechanical tidbits
Gears, Gearboxes and Drive Shafts Packing and Shipping delicate models Help! My Loco won't run
Basic Tools needed Diagnosing and Curing
Binds in Locomotives
Stick It Up Anywhere
Working with G Scale Couplers Working with Sub Roadbase Installation - Rail Joiner Screws
Care and Maintenance of Your Trains Alan Olsons article on weathering Byron Fenton on cleaning track
Airbrushing Basic Techniques Working With Colors Basics for DCC
Suggested list of books to help you start your hobby Handlaying Track & Turnouts
outline of hands on clinic
BRASS: Remotoring A Key C 29 by Steffen Rosmus
Derailments on your layout

News Update in the Model Railroading Hobby:

There is a new electric motor that is starting to appear in some brass locomotives and some high end plastic locomotives. This new motor has 7 poles and is a very smooth runner. Some power packs do not filter out all of the AC and this can cause 'jerky' running with a 7 pole motor. If a locomotive is equipped with DCC, all of the AC current will be filtered out and the motor will run smoothly.

The Tech III is also new state of the art power pack and will filter out all of the AC. Please keep in mind that you will need to upgrade your power pack in order to run these new high tech motors. Call our repair department if you want more technical information.

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