This article was initially published in 2005 by Barbara Jones.
I have been operating toy trains, mostly standard gauge, on various layouts since 1980. I have operated at home and in shows for the public. The racket can be noisy enough that your ears are happy when the trains are turned off. My first large standard gauge layout at home was so noisy with just 2 trains running that conversation was difficult. As I prepared to build my permanent layout I worked on various ideas for deadening some of the sound. The system I eventually chose allows me to run 4 or 5 standard gauge trains and carry on a reasonable conversation as well. Several others have now used the system as well, and they seem to be pleased with it.
This article was initially published in March 2003 by Steve Rossi.
This article was initially published in 2009 by Leo Oostenbrug.
From the collection of Patrick Dobak.
This article was initially published in 2009 by Mike Isenberg.