Road trips and layout visits

Dale Manquen’s Train Layout Tour – October 2012 Part 2

We also visited Dr. Jack Fisher in Nashville – after we made a stop at the Nashville train store. Dr. Jack has a large layout in the basement that runs through a couple of rooms, breaking the layout into isolated … Continue reading

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Dale Manquen’s Train Layout Tour – October 2012 Part 1

  The following chronology of my trip is quite long because it spans 17 days and 5000 miles. The goals of the trip were to help Lyle Dumont with his TMCC problems in Iowa and to visit several OGR Forum … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting at the Dumont Museum near Sigourney, IA Oct. 2012

Background: The Dumont Museum has two large train layouts and an extensive Oliver tractor display housed in a steel building.  The smaller layout is about 15’ x 20’ with fairly simple loops of track on the flat and in a … Continue reading

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