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-09/29/2013New G Scale discussion forum online!

A new online train discussion forum has formed and is online at:  www.gscaletrainforum.com 

Forum is open to the friendly discussion of any and all G scale products, come join us!


-09/11/2013Formation of Ray's Electric Trainworks!

It's my pleasure to announce the formation of Ray's Electric Trainworks as a fully Authorized MTH Dealer and Service Center able to provide full Sales, Service and Repair for the MTH Electric Trains product line.  

Services I provide includes:  (But not limited to)

        - Sales and service of all MTH Electric Train products

        - Most types of repairs (mechanical, electronic, model body, etc)

        - Complete battery conversion services: Conversion of engines to run on battery power, battery installs, TIU installs in cars, rolling stock and engine units

        - Installs of MTH DCS Protosound 2/3 in non-MTH engines

        - Custom electronic and engine work/modifications for all Largescale engines.


Please email at: Index 2 picture if you need any help or assistance. 



Please see my MTH Pricing pages here:

MTH - One Gauge - (Pricing and stock list) - (Updated 06/26/14)

MTH - O-Gauge - (Email for Pricing)

    - Clearance 30-4208-1 (PS3.0 Ready to run set - New in Box) - $250.00



New news and development from MTH:  (Updated 03/26/2014)




        MTH has released DCS v4.30 firmware for Remote and TIU.  (Please note I am recommending you hold off upgrading to 4.30 till next update is released.  Stay with 4.20 for now.)  (*Click here for more info and to download*)

        An updated version of the DCS Loader software v2.32 will be available soon.



Demo of DCS control with iPad/Android tablet/phone: 

Note: Still in Beta testing but will be avail through: www.hikeltrains.com


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Past updates: (Click here for news/update history)


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Train Animation Garden Railroad: Engine/Rolling stock Modification, Repair, Maintenance, Track/Layout tips, Mfg Part #s - (Updated 6/25/2014)

                See this page for information on:

                        - Repairing & Troubleshooting common problems with G scale locomotives and rolling stock (Aristocraft, USA Trains, MTH, Bachmann, etc)

                        - Locomotives: Custom modifications and enhancements

                        - Rolling Stock: Custom modifications and enhancements

                        - Track types, rail-clamps and joiners

                        - Layout deployment tips and suggestions

                        - Power supplies

                        - Volt / Amp meters

                        - Battery power

                        - MTH replacement parts


                News and updates: (Updated 11/19/2010)

                        - USA Hudson - Upgrade motors now available!  (two versions)

                                   -  Premium: ($175) Allows higher prototypical top speed for your DCS and DCC conversions w/lifetime ball bearings and shaft for flywheel installations

                                   -  Upgrade: ($150) w/lifetime ball bearings and shaft for flywheel installations (offers same top speed as original factory USA Trains motor)



Train Animation Garden Railroad: Videos


Train Animation Garden Railroad: MTH DCS System - Info and Video Overview  - (Updated 6/25/2014)

                See this page for information on:

                        - What is DCS?

                        - Complete video overview series on operating Protosound equipped engines with DCS (Remote and TIU)

                        - Complete photo overview and breakdown of remote and menu options

                        - Operation of PS3 (Protosound 3) equipped engines under DCC


Train Animation Garden Railroad: MTH DCS Tips and Operating help - (Updated 6/25/2014)

                 See this page for information on:

                        - Checklist for getting started running Protosound engines and DCS

                        - Signal / Communication tips and help

                                 - Quick summary / Checklist on quickly resolving track signal issues

                        - Upgrading Remote and TIU Software

                        - Changing Sound file in engine

                        - Other comprehensive discussion and analysis


                    News and updates:

                        - New Solid State Bulb Replacement Device - Now available

                        - New TIU Rev L - Information & Test results


Train Animation Garden Railroad: MTH DCS Install Services - (Updated 7/3/2014)  Accepting new conversion work!!

                    See this page for information on:

                        - Conversion of Aristocraft, USA Trains, etc to MTH DCS Protosound 2/3

                        - Conversion of engines to run under Battery Power with MTH DCS Protosound 2/3.

                              - After battery conversion you will be able to run your engine three ways:

                                     1) Under battery power  2) Under track power with TIU in car behind engine  3) Under track power with TIU (in car but off train) connected at fixed location on track.

Train Animation Garden Railroad: Track or Battery power?

Train Animation Garden Railroad: FOR SALE

Train Animation Garden Railroad: Miscellaneous

Train Animation Train Photos  - (*Updated 05/30/2011*)

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Train Animation Misc Photos and Video -  (*Updated 07/05/2011*)

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