Archive for August, 2011


OO Gauge Model Railway Video By Dave

Dave is no stranger and is well known for his amazing model railway in the loft of his house. Here is what Dave had to say… I started my model railway in the loft 4 years ago. My last one was about 55 years ago as a youngster, but now as I am retired I […]

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OO Gauge Model Railway With All The Bells And Whistles

This video shows a day in the life of an OO gauge model railway. The model railway is named “Rushmede” and is based on Paddington. It is a fully DCC controlled model railway using MERG software and model train control modules. The software controls all the signals, points, interlocking and route selection. The DCC command […]

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Solar Powered Model Train Set

This solar powered model train set is just one of the different displays you will see on the solar bus. With rising power costs it could be an idea for many model railroaders to start considering solar power for their model railroads. Do you know of a model railroaders powering their model trains with solar […]

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Understanding Model Railroad DCC Sets

Simple Articles Directory | Understanding Model Railroad DCC Sets By: Amie Mckenzie Anybody has a chance to enjoy this hobby. There are no particular ages that have exclusivity when it comes to setting up model railroad DCC sets. You can do it any point in your life. And then you might not realize it, but you […]

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Building a Model Railroad Around Your House

This was a great article about a 68 year old who has built a complete model railroad around his house. There are no boundaries in this model train hobby and it continues to provide many people a whole lot of fun. Ken Riggleman, 68, has once again turned a corner of his Merced property into […]

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Model Railroad Club heads to Springfield – Elmhurst, IL – Elmhurst Press

To build a convincing model railroad layout, you need varied talents — electricians, painters, history buffs and others — all working together. Every detail and contribution leads to another. And if you look closely, as the train passes period-specific cars, drive-in theaters and mid-century America main streets, you see the stories unfold. On one miniature […]

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Godfrey Man’s Basement Becomes Model Railroad Fantasy – The Telegraph

GODFREY — Unwrapping an American Flyer train for Christmas more than 60 years ago fueled Al Bell into creating a model city to accompany his model trains. Now, his hobby covers most of the basement. “Some guys are into hunting; some are into golf. I’m into model trains,” Bell said. “That’s just my thing; that’s […]

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Model Railroad: What Is Flex Track?

The standard model railroad track comes in a variety of different sections. These model railroad track sections could be straight or curved and come in full sections or half sections and other different configurations. There is a huge selection and the right configuration of model railroad track sections will give you a great layout. However, […]

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Model Railroading Today For The Beginner

This model railroad film is from the Prelinger Archives San Francisco. Model railroading has progressed over the years, especially in the last few years with the introduction of DCC (Digital Command Control). DCC has completely changed model railroading and has made it so much easier for a beginner to get into the hobby and enjoy […]

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Model Train Layout Scenery Photos From A Beginner

A few months ago we covered Matt’s story after he had started creating some amazingly good scenery as a beginner. Well, Matt has progressed even further and has sent in some updated photographs. Matt’s model train layout is ho-scale and he is modeling a Canadian west coast scene. Great job Matt, it looks fantastic… Enjoy […]

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