Archive for July, 2011


A Disney Model Train Layout Inside Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn

This is one of the model train layouts on display at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn. The barn is located in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. This particular barn was used by Walt as a machine shop for his miniature steam trains that operated on his estate. It was these miniature steam trains that inspired the trains […]

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The Golden Gate Model Railroad Club

Here is a short video showing the model train layout at the Golden Gate Model Railroad Club. I’ve said before that the best way to learn about model railroads is to join your local model railroad club, because you will find the members to be mostly very friendly and helpful. I realize that some people […]

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2011 National Model Train Show in Sacramento, California

Thanks to Model Railroad Hobbyist News Reporter Jeff Shultz for providing these great interviews and updates from the 2011 National Model Train Show in Sacramento, California. There are some exciting new products to be released by the different companies in the next 12 months. Enjoy the videos and please leave your comment at the bottom of this […]

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Atlas Model Railroad Company: #57 Deluxe Switch Control Box

Atlas Model Railroad Company has created a brand new deluxe control switch box. The Atlas Model Railroad Company are known for creating reliable electrical components, so the #57 deluxe switch control box should be no different. It is practical for all scales and includes an illumination feature. It is designed to work with the Atlas […]

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Bachmann Spectrum Large Scale 1:20.3 38 Ton Shay Locomotive

These videos demonstrate the features, maintenance requirements and history of the Bachmann Spectrum Large Scale 1:20.3 38 Ton Shay Locomotive. This is a great model and will surely be loved by Bachmann large scale fans. Got any comments? Please leave them in the comment area below. >> See the Bachmann Spectrum Shay models here   […]

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Athearn Genesis HO Scale Locomotive With F45 Tsunami Sound

This is a short video to demonstrate the Athearn Genesis HO scale locomotive with F45 tsunami sound. The running of the locomotive is a little jerky, because of the quick set up trying to demonstrate the sound. However, it is a great locomotive and available here in different livery and configurations. Enjoy the video and I […]

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Basildon Model Railway Exhibition

The 2011 Basildon Model Railway Exhibition (Essex, UK) was well attended and enjoyed by all. A large variety of scales was on display including HO, OO, N, Z scale. As usual Thomas was a big hit with the children. Below are 3 videos that show the highlights of the model railway exhibition. If you are […]

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Model Train Show – Chasewater Model Railway Exhibition

The Chasewater Model Railway Exhibition was another successful model train show. Model train beginners had a fabulous time being helped by the experienced model railroaders. Some of the model train club’s showing their wonderful layouts at the show were: The Lichfield Model Railway Club,  The Trent Valley Model Railway Society,  The West Midland Group of […]

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Model Train Scenery Using Plaster

Our fellow model railroader Barry Palmer has generously shared more great pictures of the model train layout he is building with his grandson. Some people may remember Barry’s story and his stage 1 photos.  In the photos below Barry has given us a great idea of the steps he took with his grandson, to create […]

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Running The Trains At Night With Illuminated Passenger Cars

In this video Dave runs both of his passenger trains North on this slow excursion through the country side at the Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club in San Pedro, CA. All visitors are welcome to come and experience the Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club. It is a great friendly club. Enjoy the video and please comment […]

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Model Trains For Beginners on CD « modeltrainsforbeginners.com

Model Trains For Beginners (on CD) A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your Dream Model Railroad . The popular “Model Trains For Beginners” ebook and 5 bonus model railroading ebooks are Now Available on CD… Get all the pdf files on one CD. No need to download anything. Just put it into your computer and click […]

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Model Railroad Based On The Old West Era

Thanks to Chris Myers of Sana Angelo (Republic of Texas) for sharing these photos of his amazingly well detailed model railroad. Here is what Chris had to say about his model train layout… It’s true, there’s no train here yet…but there is a train (Engine, Tender, & Caboose as of now) in my den.  This […]

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Model Railroading Tips And Model Train Help

Are you interested in building a mobile train layout that you can transport from one place to another? Then check this resource out. The trick in creating a mobile layout is to build the scenery in a specific way to facilitate the mobility.  This resource contains a free bonus called “The Confessions of a Mobile […]

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OO Scale, OO9 Scale and Z Scale Model Train Layouts

This is a short video of alancastrain’s OO scale, OO9 scale and Z scale model train layouts. Model train layouts are never finished and that is what makes model railroading a great hobby… It is the ongoing adventure! The model railroad in this video are no exception. The layouts have been changed, adjusted and improved […]

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Model Train Scenery – Creating Grass For Your Model Railroad

You can never get too many model train scenery tips, right? This is a short video that shows you how to create grass for your model railroad. Woodland Scenics has a huge range that will make creating grass easy and fun. By experimenting and trying different things, you will amaze yourself with what you can […]

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