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These videos how demonstrations on repairing toy trains and accessories.
How to keep rust off your trains

How to keep rust off your trains

Those little packets of silica gel that come in model train and other boxes are...

How to clean old, rusty, and dirty track

How to clean old, rusty, and dirty track

Bought or inherited a load of tubular track? CTT editor Hal Miller shows his method...

How to lubricate your locomotives

How to lubricate your locomotives

In this Workbench Minute video, CTT editor Hal Miller shows the basics of locomotive lubrication...

Cleaning up Lionel’s no. 97 Coal Elevator

Cleaning up Lionel’s no. 97 Coal Elevator

Hal Miller continues his Workbench Minute series showing how to clean a Lionel no. 97...

How to make roads stick on your model train layout

How to make roads stick on your model train layout

Hal Miller repairs peeling roadway material on the City Transfer & Terminal, an O gauge...

How to rewire a Lionel RCS controller

How to rewire a Lionel RCS controller

In this Classic Toy Trains How-to Minute, editor Hal Miller replaces the crumbling 3-conductor cable...

How to fix a damaged Lionel no. 97 dump bin with epoxy

How to fix a damaged Lionel no. 97 dump bin with epoxy

Epoxy is a great adhesive for repairing a wide variety of materials. CTT editor Hal...

Lionel no. 97 coal elevator motor maintenance

Lionel no. 97 coal elevator motor maintenance

In this Workbench Minute Hal Miller shows how to remove the motor from a Lionel...

Video: How to fix “speaker fuzz” in your locomotive

Video: How to fix “speaker fuzz” in your locomotive

Project railroad: Create insulated track segments

Project railroad: Create insulated track segments

Project railroad: Cut track with a power tool

Project railroad: Cut track with a power tool

Craft an automated Christmas layout

Craft an automated Christmas layout

Two O gauge trains alternate automatically on Donald Miller's Christmas-tree layout. Learn how to create...

Operating dump car you can build

Operating dump car you can build

Joseph Rampolla designed and built this retro-styled O gauge dump car; learn how to make...

Commanding a CAB-2 controller

Commanding a CAB-2 controller