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Welcome to Tyco Depot, Tyco Trains Resource and Forum for Collectors and Model Railroading. As a member here, this forum's direction belongs to you. Post your wants and suggestions and I'll do my best to give the members what they want.

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40 371 Model Club photos
by rdc1
Aug 4, 2016 16:21:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Introduce yourself!

Welcome to Tyco Depot! Let us know a little about yourself.

35 318 Hello I from Bathurst, NB. Canada.
by longbow57ca
Nov 2, 2016 9:50:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Gone to Beans Coffee Shop - 2 Viewing

Grab a cup o' Joe and talk about whatever.

107 1,402 New York City and Trains
by dave
Dec 8, 2016 3:34:47 GMT -5
No New Posts The Daily Whistle - 1 Viewing

Post Rail News of the Day

25 108 Big Doin's at Strasburg Railroad This Weekend- October 14-16
by dave
Oct 12, 2016 15:58:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Old Codger Ailments

Back Pain, Plantar fasciitus, etc. this is where we can come to moan and groan.

7 127 Thought my eyesight was going ...
by rdc1
Sept 10, 2016 12:19:30 GMT -5

The Tyco Zone

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No New Posts The Roundhouse

The place for all of your Tyco motive power.

24 182 My 3rd Tyco 1776 C-430, All Unique
by wildecoupe
Dec 5, 2016 17:09:38 GMT -5
No New Posts The Rail Yard

The place for all of your Tyco rolling stock.

22 187 Tanked Up and Goin' Bananas
by dave
Nov 24, 2016 19:28:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Tyco Accessories

Show off your Tyco Accessories, operation videos encouraged!

9 87 Do You Know What this Is?
by retiredalex
Nov 14, 2016 15:49:27 GMT -5

Traction Action

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No New Posts The Trolley Stop - 1 Viewing

Post about Tyco and other HO Trollies.

28 232 Northern Texas Trolley Company Car 25
by microbuss
Oct 13, 2016 6:03:59 GMT -5

Heavy Metal - Metal Locomotives, Rolling Stock & Trolleys

The Other HO Brands

The Other Gauges

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No New Posts The Other Gauges Main Menu

Sub-boards: The G-Spot, The O-Zone, N & Z, Narrow Gauge HOn3, HOn30, On3, Sn3, etc.

23 128 O what a cool find!
by mytyco
Sept 12, 2016 20:20:07 GMT -5

The Trading Post

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Sub-boards: Trades, Wanted, For Sale, Other Resources

86 587 Need yellow letter and number decals
by dave
Dec 6, 2016 16:40:10 GMT -5

Union Station

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No New Posts Your Rail Road

Create your own personal space about your layouts and operations.

12 119 Layouts and Humidity
by redneckjustin
Aug 14, 2016 19:11:46 GMT -5
No New Posts Clubs, Museums & Other Layouts

Layouts and displays from clubs, museums, commercial displays etc.

3 13 RR Museum of PA House Layout 2012
by NickelPlate
Aug 15, 2016 14:37:34 GMT -5

General Model Rail Road Train Discussions

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New Model Railroad Releases

13 39 Mantua Classics 2-8-2
by redneckjustin
Jul 2, 2016 18:03:38 GMT -5
No New Posts The Siding

This is a place to post when no other category seems right.

44 535 What Was It <> What is it Now
by dave
Dec 8, 2016 7:45:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Proto Photos

Post your prototype photos here.

26 137 Penn Central Caboose for sale
by dave
Nov 16, 2016 17:02:16 GMT -5
No New Posts Railroadiana

Show off your real rail road stuff here.

20 141 Scenes from Corning Ohio - NYC
by zeldatheswordsman
Nov 18, 2016 15:01:32 GMT -5
No New Posts Identification Station

Post your unknown models and accessories here for help in IDing.

29 155 Who Made This Model?
by rbturner
Dec 1, 2016 14:36:50 GMT -5

Race Day - Slot Cars & US-1 Trucks


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JNXT 7707: sorry rdc it's dave that deserved the raspberries for the "Lil Toots" line O_o I'll have to think up a very special title to nominate him for P-) Dec 1, 2016 16:42:16 GMT -5
rdc1: :D (rofl) It's probably a good thing that I can't figure out how to do kustom ranks. Dec 1, 2016 23:48:47 GMT -5
dave: Yes, rdc1- that probably is best. Dec 2, 2016 2:19:34 GMT -5
rdc1: (rofl) :D (:)) Dec 2, 2016 11:38:24 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: "Tweetsie"? :D Dec 2, 2016 15:31:39 GMT -5
rdc1: Lil Toots ... Tweetsie ... oh boy ... :-X Dec 3, 2016 2:18:36 GMT -5
zeldatheswordsman: So, who all here has experience with Bachmann's Thomas range? I know Ben does Dec 4, 2016 14:36:05 GMT -5
zeldatheswordsman: Fun tip: Spaghetti noodle boxes make great compact boxes for 72' passenger cars. You can also cut them short to use them as boxes for shorter cars like boxcars. It's a tight fit but it works. Dec 4, 2016 17:14:46 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: I like the tip. I'm always looking for odd-shaped boxes, I never thought of looking at the grocery store. :P Dec 5, 2016 6:10:57 GMT -5
NickelPlate: What a coincidence... I store my spaghetti in passenger cars. ::) Dec 5, 2016 9:48:45 GMT -5
burlington77: Zelda--I have Thomas and his two cars...whatever there names are. I run them for kids. What do you want to know? Dec 5, 2016 14:18:40 GMT -5
zeldatheswordsman: I was just wondering what you found running them to be like. Dec 5, 2016 17:02:00 GMT -5
zeldatheswordsman: Detail I realized the Tyco/Mantua Pacific body could use: Fusible plugs Dec 6, 2016 1:31:54 GMT -5
burlington77: I picked Thomas and friends out of a box for $3, and the dealer seemed offended to sell them. I wasn't expecting much. However, I can't complain. He's not exactly smooth, he probably won't pull a whole lot, but he's a reliable novelty that the kids love Dec 6, 2016 15:37:27 GMT -5 *
burlington77: Thomas is the only one I have experience with. He runs reliably, but like a cheap little steam engine. Be aware the couples are old Euro-style things. Dec 6, 2016 15:39:51 GMT -5
zeldatheswordsman: I'm quite aware of that - I happen to own a number of the Bachmann Thomas range locos. I've got Thomas, James, Henry, Gordon, Edward, and Emily. Thomas, James, and Percy (the first three released) are by all accounts the weakest pullers in the range. Dec 6, 2016 17:22:32 GMT -5
zeldatheswordsman: The Thomas cast in general r British-outline locos (albeit oft stylized & compressed when it came to the TV series, on which the Bachmann models are based) & rolling stock, hence Bachmann's models having tension-lock couplers (standard on British OO stock) Dec 6, 2016 17:33:58 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Let's get back to spaghetti storage. 89' foot auto loaders? Articulated dining cars? O_o Dec 7, 2016 13:39:46 GMT -5
zeldatheswordsman: Those, not so much. They'll take Athearn 72' cars and the Rivarossi RPO, but that's the upper limit Dec 7, 2016 15:33:34 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: No Zelda I was referring to Nelson's practice of using cars to store spaghetti. He must have a special spaghetti car. Another kitbash idea. Dec 8, 2016 5:43:05 GMT -5