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The Trolleyville Schoolhouse is intended to be a repository for articles on electric railway modeling and for recording electric railway prototype facts that can be used for modeling purposes.
All information contained in these lessons is for individual modelers use only and is not to be used for commercial purposes.
Modelers, historians and electric railway fans who wish to place original articles in this schoolhouse, see submission instructions below.

Room 1: Catenary and Trolley Wire Construction and Operation

Lesson 1: Hanging Simple Overhead Wire For Trolley Pole Use (Instructor: George L. Huckaby)
Lesson 2: Operational Trolley Poles For HO Scale Model Electric Streetcars and Interurban Vehicles
(Instructors: Dave Garcia & George Huckaby)
Lesson 3: Hanging Trolley Wire and Catenary in N scale (Instructor: Alex M. Pospichil)


Room 2: Track Construction & Operation

Lesson 1: Single Point Switch Construction For Street Track (Instructor: Dave Gairo)
Lesson 2: Prototype Street Railway Track (Instructor : Southern California Traction Club)
Lesson 3: ORR Street Railway Track - Part One - The Product Line  (Instructor: George L. Huckaby) 
Lesson 4: ORR Street Railway Track - Part Two - Basic Installation Techniques (Instructor: George L. Huckaby)
Lesson 5: ORR Street Railway Track - Part Three - Advanced  Installation Techniques (Instructor: George L. Huckaby)
Lesson 6: Building a Curved Crossing on a Traction Layout - A simple way that works (Instructor: George L. Huckaby)

Room 3: Electric Railway Vehicle Painting & Lettering


Lesson 1: Color Guide for Painting Model Pacific Electric Railway Cars (Instructor: Dave Garcia)


Room 4: Electric Railway Vehicle Couplers

Lesson 1: Operational HO Scale Traction Couplers (Instructors: Southern California Traction Club)

Room 5: Repowering and Rewiring

Lesson 1: Repowering with A-Line Components (Instructors: Joe Delia & George L. Huckaby)
Lesson 2: Rewiring for Overhead Wire Operation (Instructor: George Huckaby)
Lesson 3: Digital Command Control for Trolleys (Instructors: George Huckaby & John McWhirter)
Lesson 4: Improving the Lighting and Performance in the Bachmann HO Scale Peter Witt (Instructor: Charles Long)

Lesson 5: Upgrading the Bowser San Francisco F-line "Souvenir" PCC models (Instructor: George L. Huckaby)

Room 6: Modeling Tips

Lesson 1: Improving the Turning Radius of the 1999 Bowser Trolley Power Unit (Instructor: George L. Huckaby)
Lesson 2: A Short List of Model Interurban Freight Cars (Instructor: George Jones)

Lesson 3: Paving Streets (Part One) (Instructor: Charles Hepperle & George L. Huckaby)
Lesson 4: Paving Streets (Part Two) (Instructor: Charles Hepperle & George L. Huckaby)

Lesson 5: More Model Interurban Freight Cars (Instructor: George Jones)
Lesson 6: Enhancing Performance of the HO scale Bachmann Peter Witt (Instructor: Bob Dietrich)
Lesson 7: Replacing the Trolley Pole on the HO scale Bachmann Peter Witt (Instructor: John McWhirter)

Room 7: Traction Models

Lesson 1: Model Tramway & Fairfield Traction HO scale Traction Models (Instructor: George L. Huckaby)
Lesson 2: HO Scale Los Angeles Railway (LARy) Models" (Instructors: Fred Gurzeler & Eric Bracher)
Lesson 3: Hartland "Sparky" Locomotive Kit-bash Project - Part One (Instructor - Karl Johnson)
Lesson 4: MTS Imports HO scale Traction Models (Coming 2013)
Lesspn 5: MTS Imports O scale Traction Models (Coming 2013)


Submission Information.

Make all submissions electronically via email to:

Trolleyville Schoolhouse
P.O. Box 641175
West Los Angeles, CA 90064-1175

We prefer articles composed in Microsoft Word and submitted via E-mail to schoolhouse@customtraxx.com.
Page last updated: Aptil 20, 2009



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