Archive for the ‘Model Railroad Information’ Category


How To Build Roads And Paved Areas For Your Model Railroad

Here’s a great video explaining how to easily create roads and paved areas for your model railroad using the Woodland Scenics range of products. Matt takes you step-by-step through the process of making a road and a railroad crossing. Here are the items mentioned (or shown) in the video: Paving Tape, 1/4″ x 30′ (click here) […]

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Dave’s Model Train Layout After 2 Years Of Work

Dave has built an amazing model train layout over the years. Have a look at the video below which was taken in 2009 after 2 years of work on his model train layout. We often get emails from frustrated beginners who are complaining about how long it takes to plan a model train layout and […]

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Improving Your Model Railroad With Simple Animations

There is nothing better than a well detailed and realistic looking model railroad… And Laurie is the King of detailing his model railroad… Have a look at the video below to see how Laurie has added some clever animation to his Blackstone C-19 locomotive and caboose. It is amazing what can be achieved with some […]

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Laurie Makes Fine Adjustments To His Blackstone Locomotive Bells

Laurie is a perfectionist and has made some fine adjustments to his Blackstone locomotive bells. The bell swing action now perfectly matches the Tsunami sound.  A model railroad is never finished and it is a lot of fun… Look out for the Hollywood car in the background! Please leave your comments below.

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Model Railroad Tunnel Access

Many of you asked how Dave gets access to any trains that may derail in his long tunnel… Well the video below demonstrates how. So many beginners make the mistake of creating elaborate tunnels in mountains and completely forget about need to get access after a derailment. Hopefully this video has helped. Please comment below… […]

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Adding a Working Bell and Lights to a Steam Engine

Laurie has added a working bell and lights to this Hon3 Blackstone K-27 locomotive. Laurie achieved this by installing a tiny motor in the cabin which is connected to a 2nd decoder. The decoder is programmed to work the bell, the classification marker lamps and the firebox flicker under the locomotive. It looks sensational… Enjoy […]

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Model Train Tunnel Construction

Watch this video as Dave demonstrates how he constructed his new tunnels for his model railroad. Take note of when Dave explains the removable section to correct any future derailments. Often beginners will create elaborate tunnels and forget about access when the train derails in the tunnel. Click play and turn up your speakers… Do […]

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Modified Blackstone C-19 Locomotives And Coaches To Inspire You

This is a demonstration by Laurie of his 3 Blackstone HOn3 C-19 locomotives. Laurie is a brilliant model railroader and has modified these locomotives to include much more functionality and animations… Look out for these in the video, they are amazing. 2nd decoders, installation of SMD LED’s and perfectly synced working bells with the Tsunami […]

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How To Set Up A Model Train Set for Adults

Looking for information on how to set up a model train set for adults? Then check out this video which shows how to set up a Walthers HO scale trainline model train set. Model train sets are a great way to get started in the hobby. But model train sets for adults differ from the […]

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A Model Railroad Is Never Finished

A model railroad is never finished and this is what makes model railroading so much fun. Things will always need changing and upgrading, so don’t think for a minute that you’ll build your model railroad and then have nothing to do. Model railroading is a lifetime hobby and that means a lifetime of fun and […]

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Model Train Sets For Adults: Lionel BNSF Ice Cold Express Train Set O-Scale

This is a video review of suggested model train sets for adults. Eric reviews the Lionel BNSF Ice Cold Express (O-Scale) which is a great model train set for adults. This is a highly detailed model train set and a solid performer. If you are looking for a fully functional train set then you should […]

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Model Railroader Magazine

Model Railroader Magazine has been the go to model railroading magazine for many years. Watch the video below as Editor Neil Besougloff explains what’s new in next months issue. If you are a beginner, an experienced model railroader or just an armchair model railroader, then this is the best model railroading magazine on the market […]

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Model Train Review: Lionel Burlington Northern SD-60, Crane & Boom Cars

This is a video review of the Lionel Burlington Northern SD-60 Legacy diesel locomotive and the Burlington Northern Command Control Crane and Boom Cars. Click the video to play and turn up your speakers… Features of the Lionel Burlington Northern Leagacy SD60 Diesel Locomotive #8302: Legacy Control System equipped Odyssey II Speed Control Legacy RailSounds Directional […]

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G-Scale Model Railroad At The Living Desert

The huge G-Scale model train display at The Living Desert is something worth seeing… The model trains became an addition to The Living Desert in 1998. It was supposed to be a display that would only run in the evenings as part of the WildLights, but due to the poularity of the layout it now […]

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From Playstation To Model Railroading

The “Bognor Regis Observer” reported that the Playstation generation is given new meaning. The kids of today have been labelled the “Playstation” generation (correctly or incorrectly) because they tend to spend most of their time on the Playstation. But in Bognor Regis a group of kids have been inspired to try their hand at Model […]

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Model Train Review: O Scale Lionel 6-28371 Union Pacific DD35A Diesel Locomotive

This is a video review of the O scale Lionel 6-28371 Union Pacific DD35A Diesel Locomotive with Legacy. This is an awesome diesel locomotive in O scale with outstanding features and great sound. The DD35 was basically 2 GP35 diesel locomotives on a single chassis making up 88ft of locomotive. Watch the video for a […]

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Model Trains For Beginners Is Reversing The Decline In Model Railroading

Model Trains For Beginners has been on a mission since 2008 to reverse the decline in model Railroading. Dan Morgan of ModelTrainsForBeginners.com says that the kids of today are missing out because a video game will never give you as much pleasure as planning, building and constructing a working model railroad. We live in an […]

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How To Make LED Lighting For Your Model Train Coaches

Here’s how to make a row of LED lighting for your model train coaches. This is a great addition to any model train coaches you have and will certainly add to the realism and bring them to life… The coach lighting is made using a small lighting board (with 3 x SMD LED’s), 4 diodes […]

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Model Railroad Tips: Using An Old Boxcar As An Advertising Billboard

Boxcars on your model railroad may serve many different purposes. They could be used for hauling almost any type of cargo. But, what about using a static boxcar as an advertising billboard? This would make for an interesting addition to any model railroad.  Here’s an article from Ryan Kunkle that explains this idea in more […]

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Which Model Train Set For Adults?

There is a huge amount of variety out there today but which is the best model train set for adults? To the person that is not familiar with model trains or model railroading they can all look the same… But, to the person in the know there is a huge difference. The first thing to […]

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