MANCO Earth-Ground Breakout

Several documents here on the trainfacts.com website have discussed the benefit of adding “earth-ground” wires to layout areas that have poor TMCC/Legacy signal reception. Although most users settle for connecting these wires to AC wall outlets or pipes, the best … Continue reading

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My Big Kludge power supply for G-gauge

The supply was originally a fixed 28V 8 amp regulated DC supply that I built in graduate school in 1970.  Since I didn’t have the proper transformer originally – only one with a 24V output – I had added a … Continue reading

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Dale Manquen’s Control Panel

My layout is on the floor of an attic that is only 52” high at the peak. You might call it a “rug rat” layout since I must move around on my hands and knees on the carpet that covers … Continue reading

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The Magic Portal

Gaelon and Micah Manquen were romping through the house, looking for new hiding places for Hide And Seek. They had already explored behind the couch, the bathroom shower, and under all the beds in the house. Next stop was the … Continue reading

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