Archive for 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. Enjoy the video as you will find it very inspiring for your own model railroading. […]

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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 that every piece of track had to be wired seperately. Now the old way was […]

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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 with a Tsunami sound decoder and it sounds and runs great. Click here to see […]

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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 2004. He has bought most of the equipment at model train shows. Bill is a member […]

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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 built as a novelty item for his brother’s model train room. It took 9 months […]

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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 modeltrainsforbeginners @ gmail.com

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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 lanscape. If you carve or chip these rocks or landscape you won’t have white spots […]

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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 is HO scale and in the future I plan to have NCE DCC control. Currently […]

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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 ago.  Keep in mind, that most layouts do change appearances from time to time, especially […]

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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 gauge in the UK, has been popular for a long time because the scale was […]

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Model Railway Built Just Under The Ceiling

This story is for the model railroaders that believe they don’t have the space… It’s a great solution. Thanks to Sean Lynch of Arnprior Ontario, Canada for providing these great pictures of his model train layout. This is what Sean had to say… I remodeled the basement over the winter, so the large model railway […]

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Model Train Layout Operations On Bay Junction

This is for the experienced model railroaders that like to operate their layout just as the real-life train would run. The average spectator would have no idea exactly how much detail is required to operate a model railroad effectively. This video shows some of the typical operations on Model Railroader’s HO scale Bay Junction layout. […]

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Great Looking Model Railroad Scenery By A Beginner

Beginners to model railroading always tend to be a little intimidated by creating the scenery for their model railway. We are constantly asked for book recommendations and tips to creating realistic looking scenery for model trains. But, the best information won’t help you create realistic looking scenery first up. The answer we give everyone is […]

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Model Railroading in India

Model railroading in India can be very challenging, because there is absolutely no model railroading equipment available.   And… the currency difference makes it very expensive to import model railroading equipment from the US or Australia.   So, how does a passionate model railroader in Bangalore, India fulfilll his passion? This is how Walia managed… […]

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