Reading Signals – A Visit to the CSX Riverline

One our favorite places to watch trains is on Iona Island, where the CSX NY Riverlive cuts through the small island. Located at milepost 41, there are these rather odd two headed automatic signals.   They are situated about half way between two interlockings.   In other words, they are the approach signals that tell the engineer the condition of the interlockings ahead. These signals are approach…

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Designing A layout – Reviewing One User’s Layout

One of the key elements to model railroading is the layout itself. Designing a layout takes a bit of personal preference while assessing what will ultimately provide continue use and entertainment. For some people running a layout that is purely a loop is perfectly fine, but many people find that without some additional elements, switching, industry etc. enhances the usability and longevity of any layout….

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ESU Loksound and LokPilot Guide

With the release of the V5 ESU Loksound decoders there a few changes to the product line. Here is a brief overview of the new products and what ESU has to offer with their decoder line. You can split their decoders into several categories Loksound V5 decoders divided into the Micro, Standard, L  & XL models LokPilot Standard & V4.0 line of motor decoders ESU Loksound The first…

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