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Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society

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Charleroi, PA 15022

February 2009 Newsletter

Greenberg Show Corner Calendar
Newsletter Views East Coast Large Scale Train Show
Annual Dinner 2008 I've Been "Cook'n" on the Railroad
Industry News Tech Tips
Hendzel Sale / January Meeting Video of the Month
Odds & Ends  

Financial Report (password required)

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Tech Tips
Dave Bodnar

Building a structure, rolling stock or locomotive is something that too many of us don't consider as an option.  There are times, however, when building something from scratch is the only option.  This was the case recently when I decided that the new train layout that we are planning for Children's Hospital needed a Mr. Rogers Trolley.

These were once available in G-scale and may be produced again some day but for now scratch building Mr. Rogers Trolley was the only option that I had.  Have a look at the building process that I used.

Builder's Log - Mr. Rogers Trolley

The second part of this project, lighting the trolley, is detailed here.  Make sure you take note of an interesting way of modifying LEDs that is described.

Lighting Mr. Rogers Trolley