DC wiring


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I received an old, heavy, Lifelike Proto 2000 series engine, it was included in a shipment of parts from Pat at OZ Model Train Supplies. I’m pretty sure its a Proto 2k, but it may be Proto 1k. I’m also pretty sure its an EMD SD60.   It was a […]

Repairing Wiring in a Lifelike Proto 2k Engine


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Initially I was going to wire the underside of my layout with quick clip solderless connectors, like you’d use in automotive applications, because I didn’t want to be cutting and joining wires for hours at a time and dealing with those associated problems. I was going to use these T-Tap […]

Probably the Greatest Tool for Wiring a Larger Layout


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Hi everyone, welcome to Modeling Trains! Just a quick note to let you know I’ve got some great content lined up for future posts. I’ve got a lot of general tips which I’ve personally picked up over the last few years, and even some wisdom handed to me from my […]

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This is a placeholder post for the future project of wiring the layout.   Confused about DC / DCC? Don’t know the difference between a bus and a feeder? Come with me on my journey to discover the secrets and tips for the advanced wiring for your model train layout. […]

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