Established 1994

Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society
C/O Ann Celento
312 Hawthorne Street
Canonsburg PA, 15317

December 2014 Newsletter

From the President's Desk Trips
Chasing Trains - Big and Little The Dining Car
Photos Tech Tips
Upcoming Train Shows & Events Video of the Month
Wanted / For Sale Minutes

Financial Report (password required)

Membership Roster (password required)

Tech Tips
Dave Bodnar

 How to keep a Christmas Trolley running for 31 days in December!

As many of you may know, I have had some sort of holiday train or trolley or incline in front of our home every year for the last 10 or 12 years.  The challenge is keeping them running each and every day from December 1 through January 1.  The good news is that I have come up with a circuit and track power method that has them running for between 5 hours (on weekdays) and 18 hours (weekends) each day throughout the season.

Here is a link to the magic inside of my trolleys:


and an updated circuit is here:


Hopefully some of the tips there will help to keep your trains running, too.