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My wife and Realtor has found the Model Railroad basement I’ve been looking for with a nice house on top for her too!

Walk-out 2100 sq.ft. basement, mostly finished, with room for a large 3 rail high rail layout.

HOn3 Layout. The HOn3 layout has been partially reassembled. I’m making plans to add some new areas between several of the existing modules plus add a backdrop to the walls.

The workshop.

Previously on the HOn3 layoutI added  NCE wireless DCC, video cameras in the long tunnels, a DCC Specialties RRampmeter Volt/Amp meter and PSX circuit breakers . All track is laid and is electrically complete. Scenery is about 70% complete. The layout models Colorado’s DRGW narrow gauge railway.

I have been spending a lot of time at the local Scenic Line Modelers Inc HO/HOn3 D&RGW layout. Check out the photos!

As to my other train related passions I have become very good at repairing and restoring Lionel postwar  transformers - hence the name Tranz4mr. I guess its the mechanical/test engineer in me that enjoys the history of electrical materials and ideas that these old transformers teach you.Visit the ZW Page, the KW Page and More Transformers page for some cool hints and upgrade tips.

After 34 years I was lucky enough to retire from Lockheed Martin Space Systems in 2019. I have been busy repairing trains and transformers as well as skiing, fishing and working around the house.
Send me an email at the link below if you have questions or just need to talk.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kent Schwarz, Littleton, Colorado - AKA Tranz4mr


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