Archive for June, 2011


Planning and Designing a Model Railroad

Designing a model railroad can be a very daunting task for some people. But, it doesn’t have to be. With the software available today, complex model railroads can be designed and checked, before you take the next step. This eliminates the frustration and most design mistakes. Markus Robinson is a 57 year old engineer living in […]

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Model Railroad Bridges – Install Model Railroad Bridges

Check out this article I found at modeltrains.about.com Rivers with bridges that cross them can add a huge amount of realism to your model train layout. Changes in elevation can remove that flat table top look. A hilly landscape with a river running through the valley can be very effective and create a real looking […]

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All The Model Train Scenery Ideas You Will Ever Need

Creating realistic looking model train scenery can be frustrating and expensive… If you don’t have the correct information. There is nothing worse than spending hours building scenery, only to look at it the next day and demolish it in disgust. You see, there are a few scenery tricks that prevent your layout from looking clumsy […]

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How to Create Water Effects With Magic Water

A few days ago we discussed creating ponds, rivers and waterfalls with a product by Woodlands Scenics called E-Z Water. Today Dave shows us what could be a better alternative called Magic Water. It is easy to mix, easy to tint and can be poured deep. Dave demonstrates in this video how to easily create […]

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Creating Model Train Water Features That Are Realistic Looking With E-Z Water

This is why I love this hobby so much… Everyone is so willing to help out. Yesterday I posted a video by Dave who showed us how to create the water in a pond as part of a model railway. He used a product called E-Z Water by Woodlands Scenics. See the video here Some readers […]

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How To Add The Water In A Model Railway Pond

I have had a lot of people ask how they create the water in their model railway ponds, rivers and dams. In this video Dave shows a great product that makes it incredibly simple. Click Here To View The E-Z Water Product Important: After you have poured the liquid, you should let it find it’s […]

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Model Train Show in Adelaide, South Australia

This model railway was judged “Best in Show” by the judges at the Adelaide Model Train Show. It was a popular choice and was exhibited as part of the British Railway Modellers of Australia – SA Division.

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Quality Components Created This Amazing Model Railroad

Thanks to Russ Schundler for sending in these pictures of his model railway. Here is what Russ had to say… Sometimes, it might seem expensive to have new trains and gear, but if you really invest time in making a great layout and enjoy if for many years, the cost per year is very low. Take […]

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N Scale Model Train Layout Photos

Thanks to Drew Horne of Clearwater, Florida for submitting these great photos of his model train layout. Here is what Drew had to say: My Name is Drew Horne I have been building this N scale layout on a 4×4 piece of birchwood since Christmas 2010. It is my first attempt at a layout and […]

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Transporting Timber on the Jerusalem Valley Model Railway

This video is by Jim Stanford of the Jerusalem Valley Model Railway. It is an HO scale freelanced model railway transporting timber and contains a mixture of Australian and American models. Enjoy the video and please comment.  

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Hornby pretax profits slip but dividend maintained | 3 June 2011 | Stock Market Wire

via stockmarketwire.com This is interesting that Hornby’s turnover was only down 1% to 63.4m at year end March 2011…

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Model Train Layout Is A Work In Progress

Barry Palmer has kindly sent in photos of his model train layout which is a work in progress. Here is what Barry had to say about them: Here are some pics of a WIP I’m building for my 6 yr old Grandson. I’m keeping the track layout and controls simple so he can operate it […]

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