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Piedmont Model Railroad Park

Our Store

Cary Towne Center

Introduction

The Piedmont Model Railroad Park store is located in Cary Towne Center in the east hall near the former main entrance to Sears, and where the Carousel was located.

Store Hours

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12 noon - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

Our store features operating N, HO and O scale layouts, a Live Steam rolling stock display and scale rail dioramas. Scroll down for progress photos of the O scale layout.

We are teaching weekly hands-on modeling clinics and lots more.

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Clinics Schedule

All clinics held Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
at thePiedmont Model Railroad Park store.

Date

Topics

Cost

 October 11, 2017

 Planning your layout
 Determine how to build the benchwork
 How to lay out a Track Plan

 A discussion on what you may want for your own railroad.

 Cost: None

 October 18, 2017

 Building a module
 Homasote vs. cork vs. foam roadbed
 Laying out a switching track plan

 Take part in constructing a small switching module.

 Cost: $5.00 per person

 October 25 2017

 Power control systems
 How to wire your module

 Take part in constructing a small switching module.

 Cost: $5.00. All tools & materials provided

 November 1, 2017

 Installing flextrack and switches
 Installing cork roadbed

 Hands-on application of flextrack and switches for the switching layout.

 Cost: $5.00. All tools & materials provided

 November 8, 2017

 How to develop a scenery theme
 Continue work on switching module

 Discussion on what you will include on the switching layout including buildings, roads, tree and other items.

 Cost: $5.00. All tools & materials provided

 November 15, 2017

 How to make wire trees

 A hands on sess on how to make wire trees for you layout. You will keep all trees you make.

Cost: $10.00. All tools & materials provided

 November 22, 2017

 Setting up a train set from the box

 A hands on session on how to set up a train set from the box. An HO anmd O scale train set will be set up. Trains sets will be provided.

 Cost: 5.00

This topic will be repeated in December.


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Clinic Topics

Topic

Cost

Notes

 Planning Your Layout

 None

 Discussion

 Determine How to Build the Benchwork

 None

 Discussion

 How to Build Modules

 $5.00

 A single module unit will be constructed

 How to Lay Out Track Plans

 None

 Discussion

How to Lay Track $5.00 Sample Techniques
Power Control Systems None Discussion
How to Wire Your Layout / Module $5.00 Sample Wiring
How to Wire Various Types of Switches None Show and Tell
How to Develop a Theme for Your Scenery None Discussion
How to Make Roads/Streets $5.00 Sample techniques
How to Make Wire Trees $10.00 Make and Take
How to Make Dry Flower Trees $10.00 Make and Take
How to Assemble & Weather a Styrene Building $25.00 Kits and all supplies/tools provided
How to Set Up a Train Set from the Box $5.00 HO and O box sets will be set up
How to Build a Craftsman Kit $30.00 Kits and all supplies/tools provided
How to Build a Mountain $5.00 All items provided
How to Apply Wet or Dry Decals $5.00 Students bring own car/loco and decals
Hpw top Assemble a Box Car/Tank Car Kit $10.00 Student brings own car
How to Install a DCC Decoder in a Locomotive $10.00 Student provides locomotive and decoder
How to Install a DCC Sound Decoder $10.00 Student provides locomotive and decoder
How to Use an Air Brush for Painting $10.00 All items provided
How to Make End-of-Track Metal Bumpers $5.00 All items provided
How to Hand Lay Track $10.00 All items provided
How to Hand Lay Switches $10.00 All items provided
How to Scratch Build a Wooden Boxcar TBD All items provided
Weathering Techniques $10.00 All items provided
How to Assemble a Tichy Flat Car $15.00 All items provided
Making a Flat Car Lumber Load $10.00 All items provided
 If you have a topic not listed above, let us know.    

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O Scale Layout Construction Progress

The O gauge layout under constuction in the Piedmont Model Railroad Park store will feature a Christmas theme, including a Christmas Village (Dept. 56), a Christmas train and Thomas the Tank Engine. See the photos below:






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Last updated: Sunday October 22, 2017

 

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