Archive for January, 2011


Model Railroad Scenery And Creating Specific Model Train Scenes

Model railroad scenery is when you take your model train set from being a simple oval track on the floor to creating a realistic looking model railway scene. There are a few basic rules to model railroad scenery that a beginner should know. Most importantly is that the world is not flat. A model train […]

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The Latest Model Train Newsletter Is Now Online – Issue 270111

The latest model train newsletter is now online for you. You can find it by clicking here or visiting: www.modelrailwaynews.com/model-train-newsletter-270111/ In this issue of the model train newsletter: 1. A Look at the Atlas HO HH600/660 Locomotive 2. Model Railroad Wiring Basics For DC Control Wiring 3. Model Train Layouts – Where Do You Start? […]

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Atlas HO HH600/660 Locomotive (Video)

>> Click here to find out more on the Atlas HO HH600/660 Locomotive

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Model Railroad Wiring Basics For DC Control Wiring

Model railroad wiring for DC control systems can be confusing for the model train beginner. This is because, unlike DCC, you have to create electrical sections of track to run 1 locomotive at a time. The majority of model train layout problems come from a lack of sufficient electrical power on certain parts of the […]

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Model Train Planning Information

There is a huge amount of model train planning information on the internet, but you need to be careful. There is so much contradictory model train information, that this can often be quite confusing and frustrating for the beginner. Luckily, you have come to the right place, because I’ll give you a quick overview of […]

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Model Train Layouts – Where Do You Start?

Model train layouts are not for everyone. It is a great hobby, but as with most things it requires work and it’s not for the person with no patience or dedication. Some people prefer the simple train layouts, but the fun begins when you take the time to plan each and every small detail of […]

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The Latest Model Train Newsletter Is Now Online – Issue 200111

The latest model train newsletter is now online for you. You can find it by clicking here or visiting: www.modelrailwaynews.com/model-train-newsletter-issue-200111 In this issue of the model train newsletter: 1. Free Model Railroad Track Plans 2. Model Railroad Backdrops – How To 3. The Skinny on Model Train Accessories 4. Latest News in the Forum 5. […]

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Model Train Set Accessories – How To Make Your Model Railroad Come Alive

Model train set accessories are the bits that make your model railroad come alive with the amazing details. Bridges, tunnels, signs, signals, people, cars and so much more are part of the thousands of model railway accessories available. Model railroads can be built in a variety of scales and eras. Modern model railroads and the […]

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Model Railroad Backdrops – How To Improve The Realism Of Your Model Railroad

Model railroad backdrops are a great way to give your railway scene depth, make it look twice as big and add a lot of realism. They seem to bring model train layouts to life. They are often the quickest and easiest way to improve your model railway. You can create your own model railroad backdrop, […]

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Free Model Railroad Track Plans To Start Off Your Model Railroad The Right Way

Free model railroad track plans are available all over the internet. The trouble with the downloadable or PDF type is that usually you will like one track plan, but you won’t have the space to accommodate that particular model train layout in your house or shed. However, when you search for free model railroad track […]

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Model Railroading For Beginners – The Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Model railroading for beginners is all about getting the basics right. Start off with the wrong scale or the wrong information and your model railway could turn into a frustrating and costly hobby. When the experts talk about model railroading for beginners, they often use technical language that can confuse the beginner. If you are […]

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The Latest Model Train Newsletter Is Now Online – Issue 130111

The latest model train newsletter is now online for you. You can find it by clicking here or visiting: http://modelrailwaynews.com/model-train-newsletter-130111/ In this issue of the model train newsletter: 1. How To Build a Model Train Table 2. Digital Command Control – Are You Considering DCC? 3. How To Clean Your Model Railroad Track 4. Latest […]

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Model Train Information – How To Build A Model Train Layout The Right Way

Building a model railway has been the greatest hobby in the world for a very long time. However, it is important that you have the right model train information, or the hobby could end up costing you a fortune, and creating a lot of unnecessary frustration. Beginners tend to always make the same mistakes and […]

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How To Clean Railroad Track – Essential Model Railroad Maintenance

There are different ways to clean railroad track, but usually the most obvious ways will damage your railroad track. First up, let’s talk about where this build up on your track comes from, and then you will have a better idea of how to clean your railroad track. Over lubrication, humidity, heating, cooling and passing […]

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Digital Command Control – Are You Considering DCC for Your Model Railroad?

Digital Command Control, or DCC as it is commonly known, is a clever way to control more than one locomotive on your model railroad and have them both doing different things. In the past a power pack would provide a DC voltage to the track. By increasing or decreasing the voltage this would determine the […]

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How To Build A Model Train Table And Model Railroad Benchwork

Do you want to build a model train table for your child’s Thomas set or the benchwork for your own model railroad? Either way, you will need a good set of plans with step by step instructions, and a little skill. The only skill you require is to read a basic set of instructions and […]

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The First Model Train Newsletter of 2011 Is Now Online.

The latest model train newsletter is now online for you. You can find it by clicking here or visiting: http://modelrailwaynews.com/model-train-newsletter-060111/ In this issue of the model train newsletter: 1. How To Paint Rock Faces Easily 2. 4 Tips To Building a Model Train Layout on a Tight Budget 3. Why Are HO Scale Model Railroads […]

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HO Scale Model Train Layouts – Why You Should Consider HO Scale

HO scale model train layouts are incredibly popular. However in the United Kingdom they are referred to OO scale. They are not exactly the same but very close. The popularity has come about because you don’t need a lot of space to enjoy a well detailed model railroad. Model Railways in HO scale are 1:87, […]

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How To Paint The Rock Faces Of A Model Railroad

. Here’s a great how to video that shows you how to paint the rock faces of your model railroad using simple acrylic paints. Ross demonstrates the technique to spraying thinned acrylic paints to create very realistic looking rock faces on hills and mountains. The process is easy and I hope it inspires you to […]

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Build a Model Railroad – 4 Tips To Building a Model Train Layout on a Tight Budget

When you go from owning a model train set that you run on the kitchen table to building a model railway in your basement you will probably be concerned about the cost. Some passionate model railroaders have spent thousands of dollars on building their model railroads. But, you don’t need to spend that much on […]

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