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Readers Respond: Sharing the Joy of Trains.

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It is easy to enjoy model railroading by yourself, but even more fun when the trains become part of a larger social gathering. From parents and children to model train clubs to operating sessions and national conventions, cooperation is essential for both our personal growth and that of the hobby itself. National Train Day is right around the corner on May 8 and there will be opportunities to get together all across the country. Help inspire others to get on board by sharing a story of what you've done to spread the pleasures of model trains to others, or tell us about the people who fostered your love of trains.

Using LEDs

LED lights are an easy way to add sparkle to your layout. Adding a 560 ohm resistor in series will allow an LED to work with 12 volt supply. There are two (2) on-line resources to get the values of resistors. (1) elecronics2000.co.uk and (2) digikey.com/us/en/mkt/4-band-resistor.
—Guest Ben Zalewski

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