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Yarnspinner's Tavern

Welcome to the Yarnspinner’s Tavern!

This is where all of us old hobos come to talk about the old days, or dream of the new days.  So grab a seat and a cup of joe and join in to the stories the old silver tongues want to share.

Henning Boys on Workbench Wednesday

The Henning boys were special guest tonight on Workbench Wednesday. It was a great show!   The boys gave a quick overview of tools you need to build a layout and maintain your equipment. Then they had a WONDERFUL demonstration on landscaping. This include how to use foam board to

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Track Cleaning on Workbench Wednesday

There was a GREAT Workbench Wednesday about track maintenance.  Cleaning Track DON’T Use Sandpaper Steel wool DO Use Track cleaning eraser White ink eraser Rubbing Alcohol Citrus based (Goo-Gone) How often to clean Whenever you need it What is the Minimum Curve Depends on the Engine/Car Curve is Diameter from

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Lionel – Workbench Wednesday Haunted House

Lionel Trains has a Great Video on a kitbashing of the Fraiser House to make it into a haunted house. Meghan has a very interesting approach with shadow boxing inside the house to give some depth to the display. Ryan teaches some good weathering techniques. Check it out! Workbench Wednesday –

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O Gauge Railroading August/September 2021 TL;DR Summary

Hi! Welcome to my second TL;DR Summary. This summary is for the August/September issue of O Gauge Railroading. I hope you enjoy it! Editor’s Corner In this article, the editor talks about how Covid-19 restrictions are lifting, which is allowing many train shows to happen. In particular, he mentions the

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Classic Toy Trains September 2021 TL;DR Summary

Hi! This summary will cover the September 2021 Classic Toy Trains issue. Well, let’s get into this!Questions and Answers  In the Questions and Answers section, one question of interest was on why a reissue of an American Flyer accessory was operating backwards. They fixed it by running the line on

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Virtual York Week!

Well it’s that time of the year! York is available virtually at starting April 20-22. Wednesday, April 21 is has layouts and smoke. Thursday, April 22 is the Manufacturer Event!  Saturday, April 24 has a Virtual Layout Tour.

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Dave Halbeisen’s 29th Annual Festival of Toy Trains

About this time every year, a buzz of excitement begins to move around the Goleta Valley Library. This is the time for The Festival of Toy Trains! For the last 29 years, Dave Halbeisen has brought joy to the community by sharing part of his collection of model trains. On

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