Archive for May, 2012


Create your own Scenery : Cheap and Easy Trees

A great deal of the enjoyment that you can get from model railroading comes from designing your own structures and scenery for your layout. After all its the scenery that makes your layout unique.  While you can simply buy and install scenery elements to your layout, there is a great deal of satisfaction from making […]

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Create your own Scenery : Making a Coal Load

One of the things that I love about the model railroading community is how they come up with their own little tricks and techniques to make their layouts more realistic. From using twigs and moss to make trees and bushes, to using kitty litter to create gravel, there are so many ways in which you […]

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Making a Simple Table Top for your Model Railway

One of the first challenges that faces all new model railroaders is what are you going to build your layout on. While you can easily go out and buy a table to use, many people decide to make their own as its a great way to keep costs down, as well as building a table […]

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Model Railroad Track Weathering Made Easy

If you are a beginner at model railroading and are looking for a simple and effective way to add weathering to the tracks on your layout, then look no further than the Track Painters available from Woodland Scenics. Available in 3 authentic track weathering colours (Rusty Rail, Steel Rail, and Weathered Tie) these paint pens […]

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Model Train Review: Lionel Southern Crescent Limited

You have to love Eric for making these great video reviews. With so many amazing trains out there, they can so easily slip you by if you take your eyes off the train catalogues or don’t get into your local hobby shop often enough. In this review Eric has a look at Lionel’s new Legacy Equipped […]

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Model Train Layout: Creating a Scene

One of the best parts of model railroading is that you are able to build your own little world (or not so little depending on the space that you have available). One of my absolute favourite layouts (which I would love to see in person) comes courtesy of Laurie. In this video, Laurie gives us […]

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Model Railroading: Building an imaginary world

I was recently asked by my nephew if I was familiar with a show called Adventures in Willoughby. To be honest I had never heard of it, but he thought that it would be something that would peak my interest as it contains a model railroad. Upon doing some research I found that the show is […]

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