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North River Pictures

     Pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

My layout.   This is what you came here to see.

C&P Railroad

Charley Bettinger's layout

Control System

This is what runs the North River

Track Plan

Track Plan and notes on benchwork.

Making Trees

pages 1, 2

Clinic on making pine trees

Passes

I collect and exchange passes, both conventional and e-passes

Pass List

A listing of passes I have sent

Pass Gallery

     pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

passes I have received

Pass History

     Pages 0, 1,  2

A short history on trading model railroad passes

Links

A list of venders and suppliers I have dealt with,

     A number web rings

     Also a whole bunch of other nifty stuff

Biography

About Me,  A little bit about myself

Achievement Program

The NMRA Achievement program

Current Projects

A few of my current projects.

Misc Electronic Projects

Branch to several electrically oriented projects

    Throttle, Page 1

A unique full-featured wireless throttle

    Throttle, Page 2

Parts list, RF parts, discussion of smooth engine starts

    Power Supplies

Building a power source for a model railroad

    Odometer Car

Use this to measure distances on your layout

    Train Detector

An inexpensive optical detector that works

     Track Power

Several simple devices to detect track power

      Bench Top Tools

Meters, prototyping boards, power supplies etc. for desk top

      Scrolling Sign

A do-it-yourself kit for building scrolling signs

      Sound Generator

Use a bank of sound recording chips for railroad sounds

Small Projects

Branch to several modeling projects

     Drover Combine car

Hints for building old-time passenger cars

      Horse Transport

Build an interesting old-time horse transport car

      Track Cleaning Cars

Two operational track cleaning cars

     Track Cleaning

Keeping your rails clean for better performance

     Heavy Flat cars

How to make heavy flat cars that stay on the tracks

     Improve Operation

A few simple hints to reduce derailments for better operation

      Glue Caddy

Two helpful tools for working with small parts

     Jigs and Fixtures

A collection of tools for repetitive tasks

     Stamps

Legal postage stamps showing your layout

    Stall Motors

Using a modern stall motor switch controls

    Power Supply

A few notes about selecting a transformer

     Sound

Build your own digital recorder fast, cheap and easy

     Decals

          Pages 1, 2

Use your home printer to make your own decals

       Brick paper, signs and host of accessories

    BackDrop Interchange

Exchange images for making backdrops

    BackDrop Contributions

Submit your images for backdrops

    BackDrop Images

        Pages 12345

Individual images to be used for making backdrops

 

 

 

 

CPU

Computer used to control the North River

Fixtures

Using jigs and fixtures for modeling

Hayloft Steppers

    Pages 1, 2  

Square Dancing with the Hayloft Steppers

 

Puppy Holly

Holly is our Gentle Giant

Puppy Bambi

Bambi is our latest arrival

Remote control of layout via internet

 

Photography Camera Stand

    Pages 12

Stage for taking extreme close-ups

Close-up pictures

Close-up pictures taken from the above Stage

     Mount 1

Camera mount for flat surfaces

     Mount 2

High Level mount for trackside views.

     Mount 3

Low Level mount for trackside views.

TZU HANG

A Remote controlled model sailboat.

War Wagon Train

     Pages  1, 2, 3, 4

A Warhammer Empire War Wagon knock-off.

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Backdrops                   

Early Steam

Better Operation          Build a Flat Car            Building Signals          

Drover Combine         

Passes & Collect        

Stall Motor Control     

 

 

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The following are complete presentations on various projects.

     

Create BACKDROPS from pictures around the layout

Tips on how to improve train operation.

Easy ways to build trackside signals  

Build an unusual Drover's combine

Development of the early steam engine

How to build a fully weighted flat car

Passes, stocks, stamps and other collectables for model railroaders

Installation and control of stall motor switch machines

       

         

CPU Control                 Decals                           

Glue Caddies                Jigs & Fixtures             Making Trees Odometer Car               Power Supply              Sound Multiplexer  

Testing    

Wireless Throttle 

Track Cleaning           

Benchwork Tracks

Train Detection

Water Tanks

 

Square Dancing

1776 Presentations

 

 

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The following presentations are  INCOMPLETE

A PIC device Computerized block control system

Use your printer to make  your own decals

Make a helpful tool for your next modeling project

Jigs and Fixtures help make parts faster, easier and more accurately

Almost everyone has a tree clinic.  Here's mine

How long is your mainline?  Use this car to find out

Things you should know when building a power supply

Play over 128 sound clips around your railroad

Tools for testing complex model railroad circuits

Build a wireless throttle with 1000' range

How to clean tracks

Hand laying track and "T" beam table tops

Build this inexpensive but dependable train detection circuit

Build rooftop water tanks (plus a short history)

 

Square Dancing at the Hayloft Steppers

Presentations series – Sending a letter in 1776

 

     

PROTOTYPE RR

 

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Last update   09/30/2015