Easy Model Railroad Wiring
Everything you need to know about wiring a permanent layout is covered in this how-to guide. Includes the essential techniques needed to wire a two-rail, DC-powered layout of any size or complexity, plus the basics of Digital Command Control.
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Basic Model Railroad Electricity
Choosing a Power Pack
Turning Trains and Engines Around
Multiple Cabs and Other Cab Control Refinements
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