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Wiring – Best Practices for Model Railroads

Since no two model railroads are exactly the same, no two model railroads will be wired exactly the same. There are however standards that should ensure that all model railroads are wired the same …

Model railroaders are reputedly among the most frugal (read: cheap) hobbyists around. Why spend good money for details when you can utilize some very common household items? In the old days some folks swore by used coffee grounds for ground cover until the humidity turned their layout into giant Petri dishes of nasty mold and mildew. Or dryer lint for chimney smoke and who knows what? Wine corks converted into fuel tanks. Everyone has their favorite “free” scenery items and good on ya!

Model railroaders are reputedly among the most frugal hobbyists. So why spend good money for details when you can utilize some very common household items?

How to avoid 5 potentially costly track laying mistakes. From Model Railway Engineer, the best source of information for model railways.

In our eagerness to get trains running, we all often make mistakes when laying track but don't make these potentially expensive mistakes.

Bob's N scale layout - Model railroad layouts plansModel railroad layouts plans

5x10 N scale layout - I typically run four trains, a mix of steam and early diesel locomotives. Limited space meant I built up instead of out

Hey guys, I've just begun laying the roadbed and trackwork for a small HO scale switching layout, and although not new to the hobby (mostly been weathering and detailing rolling stock) - this is my first layout in a long time. Here is the strange dillema I am facing: My layout is built atop 2" blue foam boards, and although sufficient at reducing train noise, I decided I wanted a trace of roadbed for the mainline. I purchased some N scale cork roadbed strips, and before permanently plac

Hey guys, I've just begun laying the roadbed and trackwork for a small HO scale switching layout, and although not new to the hobby (mostly been weathering and detailing rolling stock) - this is my first layout in a long time. Here is the strange dillema I am facing: My layout is built atop 2" blue foam boards, and although sufficient at reducing train noise, I decided I wanted a trace of roadbed for the mainline. I purchased some N scale cork roadbed strips, and before permanently placing…

How to make your own grass – Model Railway Engineer, the UK's biggest model train blog

A short but great tip for making your own super-realistic grass for your model railway by modeler Stephen Fay.

Making Tunnel Portals for Model Railroads - YouTube #modeltrains #modeltrainaccessories #modelrailroadsupplies #modeltrainsets

Making Tunnel Portals For Model Trains and Railroads 🔥Plans for making tunnel portals available from https://www.modelbuildings.org/walls-tunnels-bridges 😄...

Here's a great tip I've just read about for cheaply creating dense tree growth and forested areas.

Here's a great tip I've just read about for cheaply creating dense tree growth and forested areas.

How To Make Your Own Grass for Your Model Railway http://modelrailwayengineer.com/how-to-make-your-own-grass/

A short but great tip for making your own super-realistic grass for your model railway by modeler Stephen Fay.

Building a model railway is fun, challenging and rewarding but it’s easy to make mistakes and overlook things when starting. Here’s what I wish I’d known before and what I’ve learnt after building many different gauge railways. #1 Look At The Size Of That Thing Me, when starting my first model railway as a adult: I had big railways …

Save your time, money and heartache. Here's what I've learned after building over 25 OO, N and HO model train layouts.