Monthly Archives: May 2011

Model Train Video | Model Railway In Attic

This is Dave’s model railway and in the video he shows what he gets up to every day. This is a model railroaders dream. It’s a magnificent model railway layout that Dave has built in his attic over many years. … Continue reading

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How To Wire For DCC (Digital Command Control)

It’s amazing how much wrong information is being given to some beginners to model trains… I have recently been bit by the DCC bug. Now a friend of mine owns a hobby shop and one of his friends told me … Continue reading

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Athearn Genesis BNSF SD70ACe

I bought this locomotive on eBay at a crazy low price and I am very happy with it. It’s the Athearn Genesis BNSF SD70ACe locomotive. The detail is amazing and the cab roof lifts off exposing the cab. It came equiped … Continue reading

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HO Scale Model Train Layout Pictures

Bill has sent in these pictures of his HO scale model train layout. It is operated with Digitrex DCC (digital command control) and Bill controls and programs this model railroad with his laptop. Bill started this model train layout in … Continue reading

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How I Built A Semaphore Model Railroad Signal

Some people are just too clever and build some amazing things. In this video JP shows how he built a scale model of an old train gate. This is an early 1900’s version of a railroad semaphore signal which JP … Continue reading

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Vintage And New Locomotives

Thanks to David Lewis for sending in these 2 photos of his model railroad. David said: They are a mix of vintage and new DCC/sound locomotives Enjoy the photos and if you have any to share please send them to … Continue reading

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Model Railroad Scenery And Ballasting Tip

Thanks to Thomas Brickner for providing these model railroad scenery tips… When mixing plaster or any sort of water based hard shell scenery, if you add some tempra paint color to the mix you will already have precolored rocks and … Continue reading

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HO Scale Locomotive In The Snow

Bryan Buhler of Manitoba Canada has kindly provided these pictures of his model train layout. This is what Bryan had to say about his model train layout… Here are some pictures of my Atlas Round House and Snowy Locomotive. It … Continue reading

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Model Train Layout Pictures From Pete S

Thanks to Pete Snyder for providing these photos of his model train layout and sharing his story. This is what Pete had to say about his model railroading experience… As I promised, I’m sending some photos I’d taken several months … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Model Train Questions

Which is the best model train scale? The short answer is that there is not one best scale. The different model train scales fulfil different requirements, and that is why the manufacturers continue to manufacture them. HO scale, or OO … Continue reading

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