Monthly Archives: November 2010

Getting Started With Building Your Model Railroad – The Must Know Basics

If you’ve decided to build your dream model railroad there are a few basics you need to know. These basics will help you in the decisions you make with your model railroad planning and design. There are 3 major areas … Continue reading

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Model Railroad Track Risers For All Scales – Make Sure You Get Those Gradients Right

A model railroad with different track levels makes for a much more interesting and realistic layout. Beginners tend to stay away from raised track levels, probably because they look difficult to achieve. The truth is it is actually very simple! … Continue reading

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Roco HO Scale Passenger Train Set And Roco Digital Switcher Review

Watch us Terry reviews 2 Roco Germa-prototype HO scale models on the Model Railroader layout. Using a Digital Command Control System (DCC) Terry triggers the amazingly realistic sounds and opens and closes the passenger car doors.This is impressive and a … Continue reading

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Building Your Own Model Railroad – What You Need To Know To Make Sure It’s Not Costly

Have you ever seen a well detailed and realistic looking model railroad at a friend’s house, at a model train show or in a hobby shop and gone “Wow” that is amazing? After watching the smooth operation of multiple trains … Continue reading

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Building Your Model Railroad Starts With Choosing a Track Plan

Building your model railroad starts with choosing a track plan. So, which model railroad track plan should you choose? There are a huge amount of different track plans and configurations to consider. And that applies to every different model train … Continue reading

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Bachmann Commander Train Set – Good or Bad?

Bachmann have made it very easy for anyone to get started with model railroading. For about $160 you can buy a great model train set which includes digital command control, something that was more than three times the price a … Continue reading

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00 Gauge Modern Image Layout March St Johns

Enjoy this video of a few pictures from Jon Batley’s 00 gauge modern image layout March St Johns, in his back bedroom. Click The Video To Play… Turn Up Your Speakers! Tell us what you thought of the video in … Continue reading

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How to Find Model Train Information

Maybe your doctor has told you to pick up a hobby to lower your blood pressure, maybe a friend mentioned it and it sounds fun. Either way you have decided to look into building your own model train set. This … Continue reading

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Model Railroading Scenery – Making Rocks For The Rock Outcrops (video)

Creating realistic looking rocky outcrops for your model railroad will be one of the most satisfying part of your hobby. Watch this video to see how you can easily do this…

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The Model Train Scale You Choose Dictates Everything You Do Afterward

Model railroads and their associated parts, pieces, designs, bench work, scenery, maintenance, expansion, clubs, collectibles… Why it’s enough to keep the train enthusiast actively engaged for hours and hours. From learning the basic concepts of model railroading to collecting model … Continue reading

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