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Democracy for Proto:87?

Editor René Gourley explains the accompanying survey sheet.

Proto:87.1

How much difference does a tenth make?

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AWF UL GAPS

Brian Harrap reminds us that scale track aesthetics can be ruined by insensitive placement of electrical gaps. He recommends two good hiding places for these necessities.

Throwing a Turnout

René Gourley continues the work on scale turnouts for the Pembroke Southern by describing the operating mechanisms.  This includes a simple mechanism for an operating switch stand.

FREMO Gathering

Peter Thomin reports about a large FREMO Proto:87 layout that was set up this fall in Germany.

Products of Interest

Appendix: The Protofour Manual. Standard Dimenions

The Proto:87 Journal is published twice a year by the Proto:87 Special Interest Group, a non-profit SIG affiliated with the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA).  The SIG's goal is to develop and promote practical and reliable standards and construction techniques for high-fidelity wheels and track in HO scale.
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