Useful Articles

The following articles were written by members of the chapter with the intent of providing helpful instructions to others when performing similar tasks related to model railroading.  You are encouraged to read and use them at your descretion if you are faced with a similar task.  You may contact the chapter secretary for further information if needed.

Märklin Digital Systems Explained  – An explanation of the various components of the Märklin digital systems in a way that is easy to understand.

Adding Sound to a Märklin® Hobby Locomotive – A step-by-step description of what was done to install a Loksound v3.5 Digital Decoder into a Märklin® Hobby locomotive.

Low-Cost Booster for Märklin® Systems – A booster is required to operate more than about four trains simultaneously. This article describes a method for using a Märklin® Delta controller as a booster.New Display Module Construction – Power Substation – A step-by-step description of how a new display module was constructed. Pictures of in-process development are included.

Digitizing a Märklin® Inter-City Express (ICE) Experimental Number 3371 – A step-by-step description of how to convert an analog locomotive to digital.

Adding Sound to a Märklin® V80 Locomotive – A step-by-step description of how to add sound to a digital hobby locomotive.

Converting a Märklin® Delta Re4/4II Locomotive to Full Digital – Learn how to convert a Delta locomotive to full digital.

Constructing a Large-Scale Home Layout – A chronological narrative of the planning and construction phase of a large-scale home layout by one of the chapter members. Comments about rationale, tools, techniques and future developments are included in this inspirational account.

Converting a Trix® Re4/4II Locomotive to 3 Rail Digital – A step by step guide for converting a Marklin 2-rail DC locomotive for 3-rail AC operation.

Implementing a Faller Car System – A step by step description of how one of our members installed a Faller Car System in a very limited layout space.

Layout Expansion – The process of adding to an established layout is described in an easy-to-understand methodology by one of the chapter members, based on recent experience.

The Forestdale Railway – An HO Layout for children in South London – Read about a display layout constructed by chapter member Melvyn Crabb, who resides in London, England.

Another Use for Curved Turnouts – Member Mark Paskus describes the unique approach he used to solve a problem using Marklin’s C-Track. (3-5-2012)

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