Projects Page

Wiring diagram for an automatic power cut off on a crossing.

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Wiring diagram for two stall motor type (tortoise) switch machines on a three way turnout using a 2 way rotary or three pole switch.
A two button transistor train control.  Designed for "Rustolum" on


An example of a module end that uses 9" straight sectional track as jumper sections.  The tracks are set 4.5" back from the edge of the module.
An end shot of jumper tracks. A door hinge used to connect modular units together in the exact position each time.
A trailer plug connector used to join modules when they only need 4 conductors.
A module using flush track connections.  Not the rails are not parallel to the edge of the board.

Use extra fasteners of the track to the module frame when using flush ended track.

A Molex connector is used when more than 4 conductors is needed.  This is a nine (9) conductor connection.


Two bridges built of sheet metal in 7th grade shop class.

Newest curved modular unit

Frog from an Atlas Snap Switch

Lines showing the curvature of a rail.





Speakers for Model Trains

Speakers made from PVC piping.

Components disassembled and assembled.   This is a 3/4" pipe, 3/4" speaker, & coupling.


Here is the above speaker installed in a Stewart dummy, and powered by a Soundtraxx DSX decoder.

A 1" pipe has to be trimmed to fit the narrow hood of an HO diesel locomotive.

A coupling conversion of 1" to 3/4" pipe make a great speaker enclosure.

The installation of a large speaker in an Athearn F7 dummy.  Notice the body shell becomes the speaker enclosure.

The Model Railroad Museum

How the building looked when I first saw it.  June of 2007.

Front -

Rear -

Inside -

band room

Math room

English room

Home Ec room 1

Home Ec room 2

The Gymnasium

      A possible train room?