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NEW HO REALITY PROJECT TM
TRANSFORMING HO MODEL RAILROADING INTO THE 21st CENTURY
"REAL TRACK SCALED DOWN" TM, TRULY REALISTIC ZERO DERAILMENT TRACK, REALISTIC HEAVY CAR INERTIA AND ROLLING, REALISTIC SIMPLE REMOTE SWITCHING, REALISTIC GLIDING TRAIN MOVEMENT WITH WORKING SUSPENSION.
WORKING TOWARDS COMPLETELY HANDS OFF, 100% RELIABLE, TOTALLY REALISTIC OPERATIONS,
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW PHONE NUMBER
805 710 8244
The new "PRESTO" TM, Smart Push Button Switch Motor Controller
Adds Push Button Operation to the MOLE TM, or ALMOST ANY OTHER MAKE OF STALL SWITCH MACHINE, from local to mutiple panels, with Dispatcher Override and Local Lockout.
Many other features including optional rotating switch stands and "Invisible Switchman" TM simulated local hand throwing of yard turnouts without needing ugly overscale manual switch stands. Typical installation "plug and play" cables included!
Just "touch" near the switch stand, or wherever is convenient and the turnout will throw automatically..
A brief Video demo.
Please note we are currently updating the PRESTO TM web pages ordering and technical information. Please excuse any stange appearance while we finish this work. If you have any ordering problems, please email us for assistance. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mole II TM is the new even more shallow depth, easy mounting MOLE TM, with a new ,Precision Rotating Switch Stand Option. See the new help video for the Mole II under the information menu.
The new way of making curved turnouts of any radius that you need to fit your particular layout plan is here! Click here to find out all about it.
Do you have what is probably the most common type of frog in US Railroad Yards - in your model yards?
We can help! Now you can have far more realistic Switching and Operations on your layout.
Click on the model frog to go directly to the page for our unique "Ultimate" tm "88-Safe" tm model "Yard Frog" tm and our other far more realistic model frog types.
And remember, our "88-Safe" TM technology means that you can run the popular but narrower code 88 wheels safely and smoothly on regular NMRA HO standard track work.
Professional Engineering Designers and Manufacturers of Truly Realistic and Prototypically Accurate Model Track, Precision Electro-Mechanical Mechanisms and Prototypically Working Miniature Engineering Items for Small Scale Model Railroads.
Originally founded in 1996 as the R&D and Supply Department of the NMRA Proto:87 SIG, we have steadily grown to become the leading provider of more accurate and realistic HO, N and Z Scale track kits and parts to discerning modelers around the World.
AS A TRULY USA BASED, R&D AND MANUFACTURING HOUSE, WE GIVE YOU REAL CHOICES AND MORE CHOICES!
LIKE TRULY REALISTIC TRACKWORK
OR EVEN BOTH MIXED FOR YOUR IDEAL BALANCE OF CONVENIENCE AND APPEARANCE
HO . . . . OR . . . P87
Regular NMRA HO Width Flangeways Near Scale, NMRA Proto:87 Width Flangeways
With our absolutely precision "drop-in" pre-formed frogs, along with our CNC pre-machined "slide-in" points and our scale appearance, solderless, "snap-in" throwbars and "glue-down" point hinges, we make it so easy, that anyone who can glue together a plastic kit, can easily make track this accurate and realistic.
Or you can even use our individual parts to upgrade the turnouts you already have!!!
THE ORIGINAL, FAR LESS EXPENSIVE, NMRA WARRANTED,
"SWITCH-WORKS" TM EXPANDABLE TURNOUT BUILDING FIXTURE
The Extra Smart, LH-RH Flip-Over Design saves 50% of the Cost Immediately!
And just the one expandable fixture BUILDS EVERYTHING to COMPLETION, including all the ties, the points, the frog and of course, all the Prototype's many different tie plates.
The "Electric Avenue" TM, complete realistic trolley and industrial railroad street track system.
We pride ourselves in the Proto:87 Stores, that we help you model the way the prototype actually is, so everything you do automatically becomes much more realistic. So when it come to the track and it's details we make, we continually go out with our camera and "Walk the Tracks", to find proper examples to base our parts on.
HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE DIFFERENCES
YOU CAN EASILY SEE
WITH THE 1960's HAND-LAID TRACK
No Ugly Solder Blobs, or Cut Tie Grooves,
No Just Painted on PRETEND Tie Plates,
All THREE of the MOST COMMON REALLY USED ON THE PROTOTYPE RR Frog types,
(Bent Rail, Managanese and Self Guarded)
Prototypically Working UNDERCUT Points
So NO IMPOSSIBLY DANGEROUS Filed Away Stock Rail Bases,
And So NO EXTRA, UNECESSARY, MISTAKE FIXING Filing Tools
Realistic Throw Bars, and Point Hinge blocks - No Fantasy "THROW TIES" or Unreliable Flexing Solder joints
Actually Accurate, Proper 4 foot 8-1/2 inch, HO Scale track Gauge.
ALL MOVING PARTS GUARANTEED TO WORK PERFECTLY . . .
EVEN THE VERY FIRST TIME -
NO LEARNING CURVE THROW AWAYS
And then for as long as the Stores exists, we will replace any track part that ever fails in normal use.
(But Please Note - after 15 years shipping, it still hasn't happened yet)
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