Track Talk Photo Album

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Track Talk December 12, 2019     Eric Peterson's O Scale 2 Rail Layout

Our first Track Talk was hosted by Eric Peterson at his home where we had the opportunity to see his O Scale 2 Rail Layout which he is setting up in his new basement.  

This allowed CID members the opportunity to see how Eric had created modules for the purpose of moving his layout to his new home.  We also saw how he had wired the layout for DCC with his NCE power control system.

We also got to see Eric's work room with lots of neat tools such as his resistance soldering unit.

Another great part of the Track Talk time was Pizza, drinks and some great model railroader fellowship.

Track Talk January 18, 2020          Columbus Model Railroad Club

The January track talk took place on a blustery and cold Saturday morning at the Johnson County Parks Department building which is on the north side of Camp Atterbury. Track Talk had originally  planned to see the Columbus Area Railroad Club which is housed in the same building. A problem with the building stopped us from being able to see the layout and almost cancelled the event. After some quick brainstorming we decided to still hold the event. The Columbus club members hosted Track Talk and started us off with background on the area which was originally part of Camp Atterbury. After a show and tell session before lunch where not only were items brought to show and discuss but we also gave some solutions for repairing a broken G scale caboose. Pizza was delivered for lunch which was also a time of socialization. Stepping in for the activity after lunch was Track Talk Manager Eric Peterson. He brought railroad materials he acquired from years of collecting as well as materials gathered while working for CSX . He held up each item, announced what it was and gave it to the first person to ask for the item. The items then made their way around the table. We had everything from a turn of the century railroad facilities planning book to an F7 engine manual to CSX signalling and track documentation.  We wrapped up, thanked our gracious hosts for making the building arrangements and setting us up with a pizza place that delivered. We look forward to visiting this modeling group again later this year when the layout is once again open.