Archive for June, 2012


Model Train Weathering Methods for Rolling Stock

An important aspect to creating a realistic looking layout is to weather your trains and rolling stock. I mean, if you have gone to all the trouble of making realistic scenery for your layout, then its goign to look odd if the trains that are trundling around on your tracks are all shiny and new. […]

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Dave does it again. Layout updates and tips.

I always get exited when I receive an email from Dave about a new video, as I know I’m going to be in for a treat. Listen out for Dave’s wife asking him if he wants a cup of tea Dave mentions that he picked up his logs from PoundLand, which for my non-UK readers out […]

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Model Train Help For Free

In this post I thought I would share with you a couple of cool little gadgets that I found on the web which can help you out with model railroading. The first is this cool little widget which converts real life measurements and converts them into OO, HO, N, or Z scale. This little tool […]

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A Model Train Beginners First Train Set

A question that I am asked A LOT is by beginners is “What train set would you recommend as a good start for my first layout?” I’ll be honest with you, I’ve been into model railroading for more than 30 years now, so it’s been a while since I’ve bought a “starter” train set.  However, […]

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Inspirational Model Train Layouts

I love looking at other videos of other peoples layouts in action. Not only is there something relaxing about watching their trains roll around in the little worlds that they’ve created, it’s also a great way to get inspiration for design elements for your own layout. The following videos are tours of some of my […]

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Discount Model Train Magazine Subscriptions

If you are looking to find some of the best magazines dedicated to model railroading (and railroading in general) then you are in the right place. Magazines are a great resource for model rail enthusiasts as they are a great place to pick up tips, how-to’s, guides, and inspiration; as well as the latest news […]

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Create your own Scenery : Model Railroad Print Out Buildings

As I have touched on in my last few posts, building the scenery for your layout is one of the most rewarding, enjoyable, and relaxing (for the most part) aspects of model railroading. And if you’ve been paying attention (I hope you have been) then you will see that not only is this scenery realistic, […]

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