Model Railroad Trains Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Model Train Minimum Track Curves
Learn the basics of curve tracks for model trains and how to best use them on your model railroad.

Basic Tips for Model Trains - Hub of Basic Tips for Model Trains
Here you'll find articles covering most aspects of model railroad trains. Topics include reviews of model locomotives, freight and passenger cars, kits, and train sets. Tuning trains, Modifying manufacturer-built models, known as kit-bashing, and scratch-building locomotives and train cars will also be covered.

Model Train Scales
Model Train basics by scales - or size.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images AGR 5849
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 2.

Constructing a Model Railroad Layout
Model railroad layout design, track construction, sculpting and decorating the landscape, selection and fabrication of structures, and layout maintenance.

Curve Templates for Model Railroads
Using curve templates to translate track plans from paper to platform.

Tangent Scale Models X58 Boxcar Review
Tangent Scale Models HO scale Pennsylvania X58 boxcar reviewed.

ExactRail HO Scale Big John Covered Hopper Review
Product review of the ExactRail HO scale Big John covered hopper.

Improving Model Track - Improving Model Track for Sidings and Branchlines
Manufactured model track sections are mostly designed to mainline standards. To model lesser standards, premade tracks can be easily modified.

ExactRail HO Scale Coilshield Review
Product review of the ExactRail HO scale Conrail Coilshield.

Tichy HO Scale Stump Car Product Review
Review of Tichy's HO scale

Walthers HO Russell Snow Plow Reviewed
Review of the Walthers Proto HO Scale Russell snow plow.

HO (1:87.1) Scale Model Railroading
HO (pronounced

Model Railroad Clubs and Organizations
A directory of model railroading standards organizations, associations, and clubs. This will also include scale-specific groups and real-life railroad rail-fan organizations.

Real Railroads - Modern and Historical Railroads
Topics relating to real life railroads, both current and

Model Train Track
Model train track is critical for good running. Tips and techniques for laying model train track including track sections and flex track in different scales. Also advice on special track sections like super elevated curves, easements, switches, reversing sections. Finishing track for realistic appearance and details.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images AGR 5849
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 2.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images CR 589044
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images CSXT 498736
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 3.

Finishing and Detailing Track - Finishing and Detailing Track for Model Trains
Tips for finishing and detailing your model train track.

HO Scale - HO Scale Product Reviews
Reviews of HO and HOn3 model train products.

Locomotive Prototypes Popular in Model Railroading and Model Trains
Overview information on various models of locomotives which are popular in model railroading and model railroads.

Model Railroad Scenery - Model Railroad Scenery Pages
Modeltrains.about.com scenery pages

Freight Cars - Real Railroad Freight Cars
Information on prototype railroad freight equipment for modelers.

Inspiration for Model Railroads
inspiration for building model railroads

Customizing Model Trains
Customize your model trains with extra details, paint, weathering, and more. Improve opperations with wheel and coupler upgrades.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 2.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 3.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images XTTX Flatcars
RSD-1 loaded on a pair of XTTX flatcars for transport. Page 4.

TTJX Flatcar - TTJX Flatcar 82091 Freight Car Photos
TTJX Flatcar No 82091. Model Railroad Trains. Page 6.

Flatcars - ITTX with Military Load
ITTX flatcar with military vehicle load. Page 7.

ICG Bulkhead Flatcar 978897
ICG bulkhead flat hauls aluminum at Enola, PA. Page 8.

Athearn SD40 HO Product Review
Athearn's brand new HO scale SD40 features new tooling and inexpensive sound decoders.

Brad Myers' N-Trak Alameda St. Industry #1
Model Railroad Trains. Page 15.

Brad Myers' N-Trak Alameda St. Industry #2
A gallery of layout and module photos from the 2008 National Train Show, The Anaheim Special. Images include Upshire by L.A. Buffers, Colorado Lines 1937 by Charlie Allen, Windmills by Glenn Karcher, Alameda Street Industry in the 1960s by Brad Myers, modulres by the Group 160 N-Trak club, Feather Canyon River by Bruce Goehman, and an unusual five sided module by Jim O'Connell. Page 16.

Charlie Allen's HOn3 Colorado Lines 1937 #1
A gallery of layout and module photos from the 2008 National Train Show, The Anaheim Special. Images include Upshire by L.A. Buffers, Colorado Lines 1937 by Charlie Allen, Windmills by Glenn Karcher, Alameda Street Industry in the 1960s by Brad Myers, modulres by the Group 160 N-Trak club, Feather Canyon River by Bruce Goehman, and an unusual five sided module by Jim O'Connell. Page 6.

Charlie Allen's HOn3 Colorado Lines 1937 #2
Model Railroad Trains. Page 7.

Charlie Allen's HOn3 Colorado Lines 1937 #3
Model Railroad Trains. Page 8.

Charlie Allen's HOn3 Colorado Lines 1937 #4
Model Railroad Trains. Page 9.

Charlie Allen's HOn3 Colorado Lines 1937 #5
Model Railroad Trains. Page 10.

Feather River Canyon Z Scale #1
Model Railroad Trains. Page 17.

Feather River Canyon Z Scale #2
Model Railroad Trains. Page 18.

Feather River Canyon Z Scale #3
The Feather River Canyon Z scale layout was built by Bruce Goehman. I understand that it was commissioned by Model Railroader Magazine and appeared in their August 1986 issue. It is now in the collection of the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, CA. Page 19.

Feather River Canyon Z Scale #3
Model Railroad Trains. Page 20.

Feather River Canyon Z Scale #5
Model Railroad Trains. Page 21.

Group 160 N-Track Club #1
A gallery of layout and module photos from the 2008 National Train Show, The Anaheim Special. Images include Upshire by L.A. Buffers, Colorado Lines 1937 by Charlie Allen, Windmills by Glenn Karcher, Alameda Street Industry in the 1960s by Brad Myers, modulres by the Group 160 N-Trak club, Feather Canyon River by Bruce Goehman, and an unusual five sided module by Jim O'Connell. Page 13.

Group 160 N-Track Club #2
Model Railroad Trains. Page 14.

InterMountain Railway Southern Pacific AC-12 Cab Forward
Model Railroad Trains. Page 2.

Kato Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) GG-1 Locomotive
Model Railroad Trains.

L.A. Buffers O Scale Upshire #1
Model Railroad Trains. Page 3.

L.A. Buffers O Scale Upshire #2
Model Railroad Trains. Page 4.

L.A. Buffers O Scale Upshire #3
Model Railroad Trains. Page 5.

Glenn Karcher's Windmills N-Trak Module #1
Model Railroad Trains. Page 11.

Glenn Karcher's Windmills N-Trak Module #2
Model Railroad Trains. Page 12.

Jim O'Connell's Z Intersection Module
Model Railroad Trains. Page 22.

Athearn HO Scale GP40X Product Review
Product review of the Athearn HO scale GP40X locomotive.

Athearn Genesis SDP45 HO Model Review
Athearn's brand new HO scale SDP45 is a stellar model of a rarely reproduced locomotive.

Freight Car Images - Freight Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images YKR 20176
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog, Yorkrail boxcar No. 20176. Page 3.

Boxcar - Boxcar Photos RMGX 30033
Boxcar images taken from the Freight Car Friday Blog - RMGX 30033. Page 4.

CMHX 71057 Boxcar - CMHX 71057 Boxcar Photo
CMHX ex-Amtrak express boxcar. Model Railroad Trains. Page 6.

Southern Pacific Boxcar - Southern Pacific Boxcar No. 850060
Boxcar images taken from the Freight Car Friday Blog - Southern Pacific No. 850060. Page 7.

Norfolk and Western Boxcar 868247
Norfolk and Western boxcar 868247. Page 8.

DODX Heavy duty flatcar
DODX heavy duty flatcar 39999. Model Railroad Trains. Page 9.

Tangent HO PS4750 Hopper Product Review
Review of the Tangent Scale Models PS4750 covered hopper in HO scale - a beautiful model of a common prototype.

Rapido HO Scale FL9 Product Review
Product review of the Rapido HO scale FL9 locomotive.

EMD MP15DC Diesel Locmotive Prototype and Model Overview
Prototype history of EMD's MP15DC diesel locomotive and a list of available scale models.

Product Review of Athearn Genesis GP15 HO Model Train
Athearn's brand new HO scale GP15 sets a new bar for detail and performance for models of this popular road switcher locomotive.

Athearn Genesis GP15 - Product Review of Athearn Genesis GP15 Conrail Version
A closer look at the Conrail-specific details of the Athearn Genesis GP15. Page 2.

EMD SD60M Diesel Locmotive Prototype and Model Overview
Prototype history of EMD's SD60M diesel locomotive and a list of available scale models.

EMD F9 Diesel Locmotive Prototype and Model Overview
Prototype history of EMD's F9 diesel locomotive and a list of available scale models.

Fox Valley Models HO GP60 Reviewed
Product review of the Fox Valley HO scale GP60 locomotive.

Athearn Genesis GP50 HO Model Locomotive Product Review
Athearn's brand new HO scale GP50 is a stellar model of a rarely reproduced locomotive.

Athearn HO Scale SD45T-2 Product Review
Product review of the Athearn HO scale SW1500 locomotive.

Bachmann HO 45 Ton Diesel with DCC Locomotive Reviewed
Review of the Bachmann HO 45 Ton locomotive with DCC.

Athearn HO Scale SW1500 Product Review
Product review of the Athearn HO scale SW1500 locomotive.

Atlas HO Scale NSC Boxcar Model Review
Product review of the new Atlas HO scale NSC box car models.

EMD SD70M-2 Diesel Locmotive Prototype and Model Overview
Prototype history of EMD's SD70M-2 diesel locomotive and a list of available scale models.

Detail Associates Diesel Detail Parts Product Review
Detail Associates part sets offer modelers an inexpensive start to detailing locomotives.

Swing Bridge on a Door - Build a Model Railroad Swing Bridge on a Door
Tips for using an existing door as the frame for a model railroad swing bridge. Page 2.

Build a Model Railroad Swing Bridge
A swing bridge is one alternative to a moveable section of railroad. There are many construction options available.

Removeable Benchwork Sections - Tips for Building Removeable Benchwork Sections for Model Railroads
Removeable or lift-out benchwork sections allow access to portions of a model railroad without bending over.

Review of Factory Direct Trains HO Scale Trackmobile
Factory Direct Trains' HO Scale Trackmobile model is an amazing model of an interesting prototype that runs as good as it looks.

EMD SD Locomotives
List of EMD SD locomotive types with links to profile pages

EMD SD Locomotives
List of EMD SD locomotive types with links to profile pages

Powering Switch Frogs - Wiring Model Train Turnouts for Powering Switch Frogs
Adding power to a switch frog is as simple as connecting three wires.

Powering Switch Frogs - Understanding the Circuit for Powering Switch Frogs
Powering a switch frog requires a very simple circuit that uses either an electrical switch or relay.

Installing Ground Throws for Manual Turnouts (Switches)
Installing ground throws for more reliable manual operation of turnouts (switches).

Installing Ground Throws for Manual Turnouts (Switches)
Installing ground throws for more reliable manual operation of turnouts (switches).

Installing Ground Throws for Manual Turnouts (Switches)
Installing ground throws for more reliable manual operation of turnouts (switches).

Installing Ground Throws for Manual Turnouts (Switches)
Installing ground throws for more reliable manual operation of turnouts (switches).

The Need for Powering Switch Frogs
Most model train turnouts feature non-powered frogs that can cause a train to stall. Power must be added in a way that will not create a short circuit.

Model Train Switches (Turnouts or Points)
Beginners guide to understanding model train switches, terminology and uses.

Freight Car Images - Freight Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 4.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 5.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 6.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 8.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 9.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 10.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 11.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images XTTX Flatcars
RSD-1 loaded on a pair of XTTX flatcars for transport. Page 16.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 13.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images Circus Animal Car
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 14.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 12.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images Union Pacific Covered Hopper
Union Pacific covered hopper No. 77782. Page 15.

Conrail Caboose - Freght Car Images Conrail Caboose
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 17.

CSXT Hopper 942842 - Freght Car Images CSXT Hopper 942842
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog - CSX hopper carrying railroad ties. Page 18.

GATX Tankcar 16337 - Freght Car Images GATX Tankcar 16337
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog - GATX Tankcar No. 16337. Page 19.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images YKR 20176
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog, Yorkrail boxcar No. 20176. Page 21.

CSX Covered Hopper 228208 - Freght Car Images CSX Covered Hopper 228208
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog - CSX covered hopper No. 228208. Page 20.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images for Model Railroads
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 7.

Trackside Details - Adding Trackside Details to Your Model Railroad
Simple details along the right of way can add a lot of operational and visual interest to a model railroad.

Expanding from Train Set to Model Railroad
Get started in model railroading by expanding from your first train set.

Expanding from Train Set to Model Railroad
Get started in model railroading by expanding from your first train set.

Expanding from Train Set to Model Railroad
Get started in model railroading by expanding from your first train set.

Expanding from Train Set to Model Railroad
Get started in model railroading by expanding from your first train set.

Model Trains Tools - Model Trains Tools for Track
Tools for laying model train track.

Expanding from Train Set to Model Railroad
Get started in model railroading by expanding from your first train set.

Expanding from Train Set to Model Railroad
Get started in model railroading by expanding from your first train set.

EMD F Unit Diesel Locomotive Series
An overview of EMD F unit models from the FT to FL9 - among the most popular diesel locomotives of all time.

Finishing the Ballast
Model Railroad Trains.

Moving Track Equipment
Model Railroad Trains.

Replacing Tie Plates
Model Railroad Trains.

Spiking
Model Railroad Trains.

Tie Clean Up
Model Railroad Trains.

Pulling Spikes
Model Railroad Trains.

Pulling Tie Plates
Model Railroad Trains.

Removing Ties
Model Railroad Trains.

Prepping the Ties
Model Railroad Trains.

Railroad Tie Replacement Today
A contemporary railroad tie replacement gang and their equipment step-by-step.

Staging Ties
Model Railroad Trains.

Freight Car Photos - Railroad Freight Car Photos
Freight car photos compliled from the weekly Freight Car Friday blog, grouped by car type. Get the inspiration for your next modeling project here!

Assembling Resin Model Kits
Tips for assembling resin model kits.

Assembling Resin Model Kits
Tips for assembling resin model kits.

Assembling Resin Model Kits
Tips for assembling resin model kits.

Assembling Resin Model Kits
Tips for assembling resin model kits.

Assembling Resin Model Kits
Tips for assembling resin model kits.

Assembling Resin Model Kits
Tips for assembling resin model kits.

Assembling Resin Model Kits
Tips for assembling resin model kits.

Steam Locomotives
All your steam locomotive questions answered in one place.

Final Details for a Scratchbuilt Coal Unloading Shed
Final details complete the scratchbuilt coal shed project.

Dave Vollmer's Pennsylvania RR
Photo of a Pennsylvania steamer running on an excellent door-size model train layout. Page 34.

John Cater's On30 Porter Locomotive and Train
On30 Porter steam locomotive with scratchbuilt/kitbashed On30 railroad cars by modeler Dr. John Cater. Page 36.

Jim O'Connell - Two Steamers Z Scale
A gallery of images featured in the About.com Model Railroad Trains blog Wordless Wednesday posts. Page 15.

Jim O'Connell's Z Scale Layout
Train crossing a trestle on Jim O'Connell's Z Scale Layout. Page 35.

Jim O'Connell Canyon Photo
Steam locomotive pulling a train through the canyon on Jim O'Connell's Z scale layout. Page 32.

Jim O'Connell's Z Scale Hawk View
Overhead photo of Jim O'Connell's Z Scale Layout. Page 25.

Dr. Joern Pachl's German TT Scale Layout
Dr. Joern Pachl's American TT Scale Layout. Page 27.

John Bortle's Layout
Fall leaves on the trees border the tracks as a steam locomotive pulls a train along modeler John Bortle's layout. Page 33.

From Philippe Coquet' S Scale Layout
Diesel parked by Pizza Parlor from Philippe Coquet's S Scale Layout. Page 26.

Randall Roberts' East Valley Lines Photo
Diesel on trestle of East Valley Lines layout. Page 31.

Randall Roberts' Zephyr Snow Scene
N Scale Con-Cor Zephyr in Winter Evening Scene. Page 29.

MRR Feather River Canyon
Model Railroad Trains. Page 24.

Russell Straw's N Scale Daylight Train
Russell Straw's N Scale Daylight Train. Page 28.

Santa Fe F7 by Kato
Photo of F7 locomotive from Kato USA, Inc. Page 30.

Upshire by L.A. Breakers
Upshire is an O scale model railway layout of a British village with UK prototype trains built and run by the L.A. Breakers model railroad club. Page 23.

Building a Floor for a Model Coal Shed
Building a floor for the scratchbuilt model coal unloading station.

Installing the Floor in a Scratchbuilt Coal Shed
Finish the floor by installing it in the coal shed

Lighting a Model Coal Unloading Shed
Lighting for a scratchbuilt model coal unloading shed

Weathering a Model Coal Unloading Shed
Painting the interior and weathering the exterior of a scratchbuilt model coal unloading shed.

Painting a Styrene Model Coal Shed
Painting the model coal shed. Model Railroad Trains.

Early Model Trains
early live steam model train at the National Toy Train Museum. Page 31.

Memorial Day - Inspirational Images Memorial Day
A soldier and his wife bid farewell at the station. Page 22.

Amtrak 40th Special - Inspirational Images Amtrak 40th Special
Amtrak's 40th Anniversary Special is touring the country - a traveling exhibit of the company's history and future. Page 23.

Military Unit Train
A unit train of military humvee's. Page 24.

Modern B unit Diesel Models
Converted B units make interesting modeling projects. Page 25.

Model Railroad Dispatcher
Dispatchers control train movements over the HO scale Tehachapi line layout at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Page 26.

Burlington Northern Fireworks
Staged photograph of fireworks over Burlington Northern 1991. Page 27.

Station Office
Restored station office at the Eastern Shore Railway Museum. Page 28.

Railroad Track Car Shed
Restored track car shed interior at Eastern Shore Railway Museum. Page 29.

Straightening Model Train Cars
straightening a warped model on a hot summer day. Page 30.

Finished Styrene Model Coal Shed
Completed styrene coal shed is ready for painting, lights and installation.

Building a Model Metal Roof from Styrene
Building a metal roof for a stryrene HO scale coal shed.

Gluing the roof on a styrene model building
Gluing the roof onto the model building.

CSX 7812 - Inspirational Images CSX 7812
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer. CSX 7812 leads a coal train across Raccoon Creek bridge. Page 9.

Train Yard Snowman - Inspirational Images Train Yard Snowman
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer. Workers add a seasonal touch to the Harrisburg Train Yards on Charlie Carangi's HO layout. Page 10.

Night Station - Inspirational Images Night Station
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer. Night reveals many details on this model station. Page 8.

Pennsy O Scale - Inspirational Images Pennsy O Scale
A Pennsy I1 leads BF7 west on the Buffalo Line. Page 11.

Full Moon over Rockville - Inspirational Images Full Moon over Rockville
The moon's orbit made the 3/18/2011 full moon the largest in 23 years. It is seen here illuminating a Norfolk Southern freight train on Rockville Bridge. Page 12.

Susquehanna Sunrise - Inspirational Images Susquehanna Sunrise
Rockville Bridge at sunrise. Model Railroad Trains. Page 13.

Conrail Quality - Inspirational Images Conrail Quality
A retouched SD50 carries on the Conrail legacy in 2010. Page 14.

Tank Car Silo - Inspirational Images Tank Car Silo
An old tank car now serves as a grain silo. Page 15.

Detroit Edison 008 - Inspirational Images of Model and Prototype Railroads Detroit Edison 008
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer. A Detroit Edison U30C spends what may be its final days in a scrap yard. Page 16.

Pacing BNSF Warbonnet - Inspirational Images Pacing BNSF Warbonnet
Pacing a BNSF Warbonnet across the the plains of Kansas. Page 17.

Amtrak Under Wires - Inspirational Images Amtrak Under Wires
An HO scale AEM7 whisks a Metroliner along under scratchbuilt catenary wires. Page 18.

Rio Grande Layout Bridge - Inspirational Images Rio Grande Layout Bridge
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer. Page 19.

Railroad Wheelbarrow - Inspirational Images Railroad Wheelbarrow
A customized wheelbarrow at the East Broad Top Railroad shops. Page 20.

Rio Grande Silver Spike - Inspirational Images Rio Grande Silver Spike
A special ceremony dedicates the completion of the mainline on the Rio Grande Project Layout. Page 21.

Materials Tools and Layout for a Scratchbuilt Model Coal Shed
Materials and measurements for scratchbuilding a coal unloading shed in HO scale.

Scratchbuilding a Model Coal Shed - Cutting the Walls
Steps to cutting out the walls for a scratchbuilt HO scale coal shed.

Scratchbuilding a Model Coal Shed - Assembling the Corners
Assembling corners of a scratchbuilt styrene model building.

Scratchbuilding a Model Coal Shed - Bracing the Walls
Bracing the walls of a scratchbuilt model building.

Assembling the Walls of a Scratchbuilt Model Coal Shed
Assembling the walls of an HO scale scratchbuilt styrene coal shed.

Supporting the Roof of a Scratchbuilt Styrene Model Building
Supporting and attaching the roof to the walls of an HO scale styrene scratchbuilt structure.

Adding Metal Roof Details to a Styrene Model Building
Assembling the final metal roof details on a styrene plastic model building.

Animated Playground - Inspirational Images Animated Playground
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer. An animated O scale playground is real crowd-pleaser. Page 3.

Inspirational Images - Inspirational Images Fiber Optic Marquis
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer. Page 4.

Prairie Sunset - Inspirational Images Prairie Sunset
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer. Page 2.

Inspirational Images - Inspirational Images of Model and Prototype Railroads
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer.

Norfolk Southern in Snow - Inspirational Images Norfolk Southern in Snow
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer. Page 5.

Moveable Bridge - Inspirational Images Moveable Bridge
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer. A bridge is moved on board a flatcar. Page 6.

Building a Switch - Inspirational Images Building a Switch
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer. Here crews install a pre-made switch in the Enola Yards. Page 7.

Inspirational Images - Inspirational Images of Model and Prototype Railroads
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer.

Inspirational Images - Inspirational Images of Model and Prototype Railroads
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer.

Getting Started - Inspirational Images Getting Started
Every picture tells a story, and these inspire us to the best our hobby has to offer.

Chatsworth 9/12/08
In memory of those who lost their lives. Page 16.

Alco PA SP Daylight on East Valley Lines Layout.
Kato N scale Alco PA in SP Daylight livery on the layout of the East Vally Lines N scale model railroad club in Los Angeles. Page 9.

Kato Morning Daylight on East Valley Lines Layout.
A gallery of images featured in the About.com Model Railroad Trains blog Wordless Wednesday posts. Page 3.

Smith Hollow - Jim O'Connell's Z Scale Layout
A gallery of images featured in the About.com Model Railroad Trains blog Wordless Wednesday posts.

Jim O'Connell's Z Scale Climax Locomotive
A gallery of images featured in the About.com Model Railroad Trains blog Wordless Wednesday posts. Page 18.

Jim O'Connell's Z Scale Layout
Z Scale train on the layout of modeler Jim O'Connell. Page 10.

Jim O'Connell's Turn Table at Gnawbone Villiage
Z Scale turntable on the layout of modeler Jim O'Connell. Page 11.

Jim O'Connell's Z Scale Trestle
A gallery of images featured in the About.com Model Railroad Trains blog Wordless Wednesday posts. Page 6.

Comin' Round the Bend - Jim O'Connell's Z Scale Layout
A gallery of images featured in the About.com Model Railroad Trains blog Wordless Wednesday posts. Page 4.

Joern Pachl's American TT Scale Layout
An image of Joern Pachl's American TT Scale Layout. Page 21.

Joern Pachl's American TT Scale Layout
An image of Joern Pachl's American TT Scale Layout. Page 12.

Kato's PRR Broadway Limited and E8 Locomotive
A gallery of images featured in the About.com Model Railroad Trains blog Wordless Wednesday posts. Page 5.

Garden Railroad in Las Vegas by Mike Young
Garden railroad featuring Denver and Rio Grande Western passenger train (D&RGW) in Las Vegas by Mike Young. Page 14.

Philippe Coquet's S Scale Big Horn Layout
A gallery of images featured in the About.com Model Railroad Trains blog Wordless Wednesday posts. Page 7.

Shop Window Dinosaur
A dinosaur in the window of The Original Whistle Stop, in Pasadena, CA, devours a Union Pacific locomotive. Page 8.

Randall's Toy Box
Kato Unitrack odds and ends with a couple of nice locomotives tossed in. Page 2.

Charlie Allen's HOn3 Colorado Lines 1937
A photo of Charlie Allen's HOn3 Colorado Lines 1937 taken by Randall Roberts at the National Model Train Show in Anaheim, CA during July 2008. Page 17.

Texas State Fair Photo by Dr. Vincent Iannelli
The Big Tex Garden Railway by Paul Busse at the 2008 State Fair of Texas. Photo by Dr. Vincent Iannelli, MD. Page 13.

About.com Model Railroad Trains Wordless Wednesday Images
A gallery of images featured in the About.com Model Railroad Trains blog Wordless Wednesday posts.

About.com Model Railroad Trains Wordless Wednesday Images
A gallery of images featured in the About.com Model Railroad Trains blog Wordless Wednesday posts.

About.com Model Railroad Trains Wordless Wednesday Images
A gallery of images featured in the About.com Model Railroad Trains blog Wordless Wednesday posts.

Modeling Leased, Demonstrator and Pooled Locomotive Power on a Model Railroad
Add some extra color and variety to your locomotive roster in a prototypical way with demonstrator, lease and pooled power equipment.

Modeling Leased, Demonstrator and Pooled Locomotive Power on a Model Railroad
Add some extra color and variety to your locomotive roster in a prototypical way with demonstrator, lease and pooled power equipment.

Modeling Leased, Demonstrator and Pooled Locomotive Power on a Model Railroad
Add some extra color and variety to your locomotive roster in a prototypical way with demonstrator, lease and pooled power equipment.

Modeling Leased, Demonstrator and Pooled Locomotive Power on a Model Railroad
Add some extra color and variety to your locomotive roster in a prototypical way with demonstrator, lease and pooled power equipment.

Modeling Leased, Demonstrator and Pooled Locomotive Power on a Model Railroad
Add some extra color and variety to your locomotive roster in a prototypical way with demonstrator, lease and pooled power equipment.

Setting Up Model Railroad Track
How to lay model railroad track and connect its power supply.

Setting Up Model Railroad Track
How to lay model railroad track and connect its power supply.

Setting Up Model Railroad Track
How to lay model railroad track and connect its power supply.

Setting Up Model Railroad Track
How to lay model railroad track and connect its power supply.

Setting Up Model Railroad Track
How to lay model railroad track and connect its power supply.

Setting Up Model Railroad Track
How to lay model railroad track and connect its power supply.

Setting Up Model Railroad Track
How to lay model railroad track and connect its power supply.

Setting Up Model Railroad Track
How to lay model railroad track and connect its power supply.

model railroad eras
An overview of different railroading eras and the advantages and challenges of modeling each.

model railroad eras
An overview of different railroading eras and the advantages and challenges of modeling each.

model railroad eras
An overview of different railroading eras and the advantages and challenges of modeling each.

model railroad eras
An overview of different railroading eras and the advantages and challenges of modeling each.

model railroad eras
An overview of different railroading eras and the advantages and challenges of modeling each.

model railroad eras
An overview of different railroading eras and the advantages and challenges of modeling each.

model railroad eras
An overview of different railroading eras and the advantages and challenges of modeling each.

model railroad eras
An overview of different railroading eras and the advantages and challenges of modeling each.

Modeling Graffiti on Model Trains
Three simple methods for adding graffiti to model trains.

Modeling Graffiti - Modeling Graffiti with Decals and Dry Transfers
Three simple methods for adding graffiti to model trains

Modeling Graffiti - Modeling Graffiti Using Gel Pens
Three simple methods for adding graffiti to model trains

Modeling Graffiti - Modeling Graffiti Using Artists Inks
Three simple methods for adding graffiti to model trains

Modeling Graffiti - Modeling Graffiti Paint-Outs
Three simple methods for adding graffiti to model trains

Model Trains Gift Guide - Model Trains Gift Guide General Tips
Tips and ideas for good gifts for model railroaders and toy train collectors.

Model Train Gift Guide - Model Train Gift Guide by Price
Provides ideas for gifts for model railroaders and toy train collectors in several price ranges.

Uncoupling Magnets - How Uncoupling Magnets for Model Trains Work
Uncoupling magnets allow automatic uncoupling of knuckle couplers without using your hands. Magnets work with most tracks and scales and are easy to install. Page 3.

Find Hidden Uncoupling Magnets - How to Find Hidden Uncoupling Magnets for Model Trains
Once track is finished, under-track magnet locations must be marked. Page 5.

Install Uncoupling Magnets - How to Install Uncoupling Magnets for Model Trains
Uncoupling magnets allow automatic uncoupling of knuckle couplers without using your hands. Magnets work with most tracks and scales and are easy to install. Page 2.

Locate Uncoupling Magnets - How to Locate Uncoupling Magnets for Model Trains
Deciding where to put your uncoupling magnets can be the most difficult part of the installation.

Uncoupling Magnets - How Uncoupling Magnets for Model Trains Work
Uncoupling magnets allow automatic uncoupling of knuckle couplers without using your hands. Magnets work with most tracks and scales and are easy to install. Page 4.

Model Railroad Buildings
Articles on building, lighting, and detailing model buildings for train layouts.

Electronics and Digital Command Control (DCC) - Electronics and Digital Command Control (DCC) for Model Trains
Electronics and Digital Command Control (DCC) in model railroading. Topics covered include electric motors in locomotives, 2-rail and 3-rail power, transformers and power packs, powered turnouts, dcc mobile and stationary decoders, dcc controllers, and computer interfaces and software for dcc.

Modular Model Railroad Layout Standards
Links to pages with specifications for building modules to various standards.

Model Railroad Trains Layout Scenery - Add Bridge Abutments and Piers to Your Model Railroad Trains Scenery
Add proper supports for your bridge with abutments and piers. Page 5.

Model Railroad Trains Layout Scenery - Benchwork for a Bridge Scene for Model Railroad Trains Scenery
Make room for a bridge by modifying the platform, or benchwork. Page 3.

Model Railroad Trains Layout Scenery - Add Plexiglas Water to Your Model Railroad Trains Scenery
A sheet of Plexiglass makes modeling water easy. Page 7.

Model Railroad Trains Layout Scenery - Add River Banks to Your Model Railroad Trains Scenery Bridge Scene
Add river banks and scenery to the water's edge and plant the bridge in the scene. Page 8.

Model Railroad Trains Layout Scenery - Add Water Your Model Railroad Trains Scenery
Adding Water begins with preparing the surface below. Page 6.

Model Railroad Benchwork - Model Railroad Benchwork Pages
modeltrain.about.com model railroad benchwork articles

Planning - Model Railroad Planning
Get the tips you need to get your layout off of the drawing board with confidence.

Weathering and Detailing Model Trains - Weathering and Detailing Model Trains
Add extra detail to any model with extra details and weathering to show signs of use.

Model Railroad Trains Layout Scenery - Choosing a Bridge to add to Your Model Railroad Trains Scenery
Choosing the right bridge to fit your space is the first step. Page 2.

Model Railroad Trains Layout Scenery - Planning to Add a Bridge Scene to Your Model Railroad Trains Scenery
Add the excitement of a river and bridge to your model railroad layout step-by-step. Start with a simple plan and a clear vision of your project.

Model Railroad Bridges - Install Model Railroad Bridges
Add the excitement of a river and bridge to your model railroad layout step-by-step.

Model Railroad Bridges - Install Model Railroad Bridges
Add the excitement of a river and bridge to your model railroad layout step-by-step. Page 4.

Model Railroad Trains Flex Track - Laying Curved Model Train Flex Track
How to lay flex track in a curve.

Modeling Paved Roads for Model Railroads
Add realistic paved roads to your model railroad or diorama easily with these simple steps.

Modeling Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts - Mixing Plaster for Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts
The proper materials and the proper consistency are the key to successful roads.

Modeling Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts - Detailing Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts
Lines, weathering and final details on and beside the road complete the scene.

Introduction to Model Railroad Planning
An introduction to designing your model railroad.

Model Railroad Planning - Model Railroad Planning Priorities
Define and prioritize what you really want in a model railroad while working within your essential constraints.

Model Railroad Planning - Applying Model Railroad Planning Standards
When you begin to apply your standards and priorities to your goals, your model railroad plan will start to take shape.

Model Railroad Design - Best Practices
No matter what scale you choose, what railroad you model, or how large your railroad, these design tips will never steer you wrong. Page 5 of 6.

Model Railroad Plan - Drafting a Model Railroad Plan
With all of your goals set, its time to test your design on paper.

Modeling Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts - Planning the Route for Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts
Before you can begin pouring the road you'll need to lay it out. Keep the size and use of the prototype in mind when planning the scene.

Modeling Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts - Spreading Plaster for Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts
Smooth roads and proper profiles are easy to create with a simple putty knife.

Modeling Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts - Railroad Crossings for Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts
Adding a paved railroad crossing is easy if you keep flangeways clear.

Modeling Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts - Smoothing the Surface of Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts
Once the plaster has set, it can be smoothed to a final profile.

Model Railroad Staging Yards
Staging Yards have many uses, especially if you choose to operate your model railroad like the prototype.

Staging Yards - Designing Model Railroad Staging Yards
Staging yards can be designed for a number of operating situations. Careful planning can maximize your time, space and fun.

Staging Yards - Operating Model Railroad Staging Yards
How you use your staging yard is as important as how you build it.

Model Railroad Planning - Model Railroad Planning Essentials
Essential decisions to make to begin planning a model railroad.

Model Railroad Trains Flex Track - Laying Straight Model Railroad Trains Flex Track
How to lay flex track in straight sections.

Modeling Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts - Painting Paved Roads for Model Train Layouts
Choosing colors and layering paint leads to realistic pavements.

Staging Yards - Building Model Railroad Staging Yards
While most techniques are similar to other layout construction, there are some special tips to building a better staging yard.

Laying Flex Track for Model Trains
Flex track is one of the most popular methods of building a model railroad to create an endless variety of realistic and reliable track plans.

Model Railroad Trains Flex Track - Build a Strong Foundation for Model Railroad Trains Flex Track
Outlines the importance of a strong support for reliable track.

Model Railroad Trains Flex Track - Preparing Model Railroad Trains Flex Track
Steps to prepare flexible track.

HO Scale Model Railroad Layout Track Plans
Trackplans for HO scale model railroads.

4x8' Model Railroad Layout Track Plans
Trackplans for a 4x8' sized model railroad.

HO Scale Model Railroad Layout Track Plans
Trackplans for HO scale model railroads.

Layout Access Sections - Designing and Building Layout Access Sections
When you need to put railroad where it might get in the way, moveable or removeable layout access sections are the answer. Lift or swing bridges, duck-unders and lift-outs can give you the railroad you want while conserving the space you need.

Building Model Railroad Backdrops
Backdrops greatly improve the look of a model railroad. The first step is installing a smooth vertical surface for painting.

Model Trains – Train Tables, Train Sets & More
Everything you need to know about model trains. Learn about electric train sets, train sets for kids and how to build model trains. Google+

BLMA Bx-166 Boxcar Product Review
Review of the new HO scale BLMA Bx-166 boxcar, a well detailed model of a distinctive prototype.

Planning Model Railroad Passing Sidings
Planning the length of passing sidings and blocks on a model railroad.

LBR Rail Flatcar - Empty
A former piggyback flatcar modified for carrying rail. Page 6.

Open Loads for Freight Cars - Photo Gallery of Prototype and Model Loads
If you've got an empty freight car and are looking for an inspiring load, take a look at these prototypes and models.

TTHX 92530 - Flatcars Photos TTHX 92530
TTHX 92530 carrying Caterpillar dozer. Page 19.

Ballast Load - Open Loads for Freight Cars
If you've got an empty freight car and are looking for an inspiring load, take a look at these prototypes and models. Page 16.

Empty Southern Boxcar - Open Loads for Freight Cars
If you've got an empty freight car and are looking for an inspiring load, take a look at these prototypes and models. Page 17.

NS ex Gondola Connection Gondola - Empty
An empty Norfolk Southern gondola shows evidence of recent scrap loads. Page 14.

BVRY 5561 Gondola - Plate Steel Loading
This specially equipped car carries steel plates that are too large to lay flat. Page 9.

Tractor Load on Flatcar - Open Loads for Model Trains
Tractors and other equipment make an eye-catching load. Page 2.

Open Loads for Freight Cars - Photo Gallery of Prototype and Model Loads
If you've got an empty freight car and are looking for an inspiring load, take a look at these prototypes and models.

GNWR Flatcar with Rail Load
A former piggyback flatcar carries new rail for its new owner. Page 5.

OTTX Flatcar with Combine Load
A large combine is carried on a flatcar for export. Page 3.

Department of Defense Depressed Center Flatcar with Load
Defense Department specialized flatcar with unique load. Page 11.

Open Loads for Freight Cars - Photo Gallery of Prototype and Model Loads
Special cask load on a Department of Defense flatcar. Page 12.

TTX Flatcar with Plate Steel Load
Trailer Train flatcar hauls steel plates. Page 7.

BNSF Bulkhead Flat with Steel Load - Open Loads for Model Railroad Trains
A BNSF bulkhead flatcar carries a load of steel beams. Page 4.

TTX Flatcar with Pipe Load - Open Loads for Model Railroad Trains
A PTTX flat carries a full load of steel pipe. Page 10.

Open Loads for Model Railroad Trains - Plate Steel Load Top View
Overhead view of prototype plate steel load on flatcar. Page 8.

Open Loads for Freight Cars - Photo Gallery of Prototype and Model Loads
If you've got an empty freight car and are looking for an inspiring load, take a look at these prototypes and models.

Open Load - Conrail Heavy Duty Flatcar Model Open Load
If you've got an empty freight car and are looking for an inspiring load, take a look at these prototypes and models. Page 13.

Open Load - Switch Panel Gondola Open Load
If you've got an empty freight car and are looking for an inspiring load, take a look at these prototypes and models. Page 15.

Bridge Load - Open Loads Bridge Load
If you've got an empty freight car and are looking for an inspiring load, take a look at these prototypes and models. A bridge is loaded on a flatcar to a new home. Page 18.

Model Railroad Track Plans
Model railroad track plans for a variety of scales, sizes and interests.

Model Railroad Track Piece Guide
This is a guide to model railroad track pieces: straight, curve, flex, crossing, turnouts, and function tracks.

Uses for Fiber Optic Lighting for Model Train Layouts
Potential uses for fiber optic lighting effects on model train layout layouts.

Fiber Optics for Model Trains - Light Sources for Fiber Optics for Model Trains
Fiber optic lights start with a good light source.

Fiber Optic Lights for Figures - Fiber Optic Lights for Figures on Model Train Layouts
Fiber optics can add action to figures even in small scales.

How to Wire a Model Railroad for Block Operation
Wiring a model railroad for multiple train operations with blocks.

Cutting Gaps for Model Railroad Blocks
Start wiring your railroad for block control by cutting gaps in the rails to seperate the sections.

Wiring a Model Railroad for Block Control
Wiring tracks for block control - attaching feeders and making connections to the switches.

Fiber Optics for Model Trains - Chase Light Circuit for Fiber Optics for Model Trains
A premade circuit, three lights and fiber optic strands combine to create chase lighting for a theatre.

Fiber Optic Lighting for Model Train Layouts - Uses for Fiber Optic Lighting for Model Train Layouts
Potential uses for fiber optic lighting effects on model train layout layouts.

Model Railroad Trains Projects and Techniques
Learn the techniques and to complete a model railroad project from start to

Sweeping and grooming ballast on a model train switch
Final grooming on the ballast before gluing everything in place on the model trains switch.

Ballasting a Switch - Spreading Glue
Adding glue to the ballast shoulders on model train tracks to prepare for ballast.

Spreading Ballast on Model Railroad Switches
spreading ballast on model railroad switches

Wetting Ballast for Gluing on Model Trains Switches
preparing for gluing ballast with a bath in alcohol

Prepping a Switch for Ballasting
Preparing a switch for ballast. Model Railroad Trains.

Gluing Ballast on Model Railroad Switches
Gluing model railroad ballast around switches.

Cleaning the Throwbar of a Ballasted Model Train Switch
Cleaning the points and throwbar of a model switch after ballasting

Cleaning track after ballasting a model train switch
Cleaning a model train switch after ballasting.

Essential Electrical Terms for Model Railroaders
Basic electrical terms and properties and how they apply to model trains.

Scratchbuilding Model Tunnel Portals for Curved Tunnels for Model Trains
Building portals for curved tunnels requires a little extra planning to keep the clearances right.

Tunnel Portals for Curved Tunnels for Model Trains
Building portals for curved tunnels requires a little extra planning to keep the clearances right.

Scratchbuilding Model Tunnel Portals for Curved Tunnels for Model Trains
Building portals for curved tunnels requires a little extra planning to keep the clearances right.

Scratchbuilding Model Tunnel Portals for Curved Tunnels for Model Trains
Building portals for curved tunnels requires a little extra planning to keep the clearances right.

Scratchbuilding Model Tunnel Portals for Curved Tunnels for Model Trains
Building portals for curved tunnels requires a little extra planning to keep the clearances right.

Scratchbuilding Model Tunnel Portals for Curved Tunnels for Model Trains
Building portals for curved tunnels requires a little extra planning to keep the clearances right.

Scratchbuilding Model Tunnel Portals for Curved Tunnels for Model Trains
Building portals for curved tunnels requires a little extra planning to keep the clearances right.

Model Railroading on a Budget
Like any hobby, model trains can be expensive. But you don't have to spend a lot to get a lot of satisfaction out of the hobby if you prioritize and are willing to do some more of the work yourself. Get tips on trimming your modeling expenses without cutting the fun.

Lionel Girls' Model Train Set
A marketing debacle in the late 1950s, the Lionel Girls' Model Train Set is a well known and sought-after collectors item today.

Build Better Model Structures
Tips and instructions for model buildings - from different types of kits to scratchbuilding and lighting, details and interiors.

Build Better Model Structures
Tips and instructions for model buildings - from different types of kits to scratchbuilding and lighting, details and interiors.

Painting Model Trains with an Airbrush
An airbrush may be one of the most useful, and intimidating tools in model railroading. Learning how to use one properly will allow you to make the most of your models.

Painting Model Trains with an Airbrush
An airbrush may be one of the most useful, and intimidating tools in model railroading. Learning how to use one properly will allow you to make the most of your models.

Painting Model Trains with an Airbrush
An airbrush may be one of the most useful, and intimidating tools in model railroading. Learning how to use one properly will allow you to make the most of your models.

Painting Model Trains with an Airbrush
An airbrush may be one of the most useful, and intimidating tools in model railroading. Learning how to use one properly will allow you to make the most of your models.

Painting Model Trains with an Airbrush
An airbrush may be one of the most useful, and intimidating tools in model railroading. Learning how to use one properly will allow you to make the most of your models.

Conrail Caboose - Freght Car Images Conrail Caboose
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 3.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images Circus Animal Car
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog. Page 2.

ARMN 725385 Refrigerator - Miscellaneous Freight Cars Photos ARMN 725385 Refrigerator
ARMN (Union Pacific) reefer No. 725385 at Cove, PA. Page 4.

Applying Decals - Soaking Decals for Applying Decals
Soak decals to soften the adhesive.

Applying Decals - Positioning and Applying Decals
Carefully postion and set the decal.

Decals for Model Trains - Completed Decals for Model Trains
Complete the decal job with a coat of gloss and flat finish.

DTTX Well Car - DTTX Well Car Freight Cars Photos
DTTX Well Car No. passes through Altoona, PA. Page 5.

BTTX 88272 Autorack - BTTX 88272 Autorack Photo
Articulated autorack BTTX 88272. Model Railroad Trains. Page 6.

CP Rail welded rail flatcar
CP rail flatcar 420236. Model Railroad Trains. Page 8.

Freight Car Images - Freght Car Images CSXT 498736
Freight car photos from the Freight Car Friday Blog.

Applying Decals - Cutting Decals before Applying Decals
Removing decals from the sheet. Model Railroad Trains.

Applying Decals - Materials for Applying Decals to Model Trains
Materials needed to apply decals to a model train.

Painting Model Trains - Tips and Techniques
Tips and techniques for painting model trains.

Customizing and Kitbashing Projects - Model Trains Customizing and Kitbashing Projects
Links to rolling stock customizing and kitbashing projects for model trains.

Model Railroad Track Plan - Mine Run Railroad
Track plan for an HO model railroad along two walls of a 10x12' room featuring a mountain branch line, coal mines and interchange for lots of scenery and operations in a compact space.

Mine Run Model Railroad Track Plan
Track plan for an HO model railroad along two walls of a 10' x 12' room featuring a mountain branch line, coal mines and interchange for lots of scenery and operations in a compact space.

Model Railroad Track Plan - Portable Train Platform
Build a model railroad that can travel with you.

Model Railroad Track Plan - Portable Train Platform
Build a model railroad that can travel with you.

Model Railroad Track Plan - Portable Train Platform
Build a model railroad that can travel with you.

Model Railroad Track Plan - Portable Train Platform
Build a model railroad that can travel with you.

Painting Model Rocks
Painting model rocks to add depth and detail.

Blending rocks into model scenery
Blend the rocks into the surrounding scenery.

Making Model Rocks from Ceiling Tiles
Making rock outcroppings and cuts for model trains using broken ceiling tiles.

Building Rock Walls from Broken Tiles
Stack the broken ceiling tile chunks to create realistic rock cliffs.

Weathering Techniques for Model Trains
Hub of articles for various weathering techniques to age model trains.

Weathering Techniques for Model Trains
Hub of articles for various weathering techniques to age model trains.

Modeling Flatcars
Flatcar history, modeling and model reviews.

Modeling Covered Hoppers
Covered hopper car history, modeling and model reviews.

Modeling Boxcars
Boxcar history, modeling and model reviews.

Modeling Gondolas
Gondola history, modeling and model reviews.

Make a Load for a Model Coil Steel Car
Make a coil steel load for a gondola or coil car.

Make a Load for a Model Coil Steel Car
Make a coil steel load for a gondola or coil car.

Make a Load for a Model Coil Steel Car
Make a coil steel load for a gondola or coil car.

Make a Load for a Model Coil Steel Car
Make a coil steel load for a gondola or coil car.

Model a Railroad Junction in Less Space
A railroad junction can be a busy place. Learn how to model one in less space on a model railroad to make the most of these operations.

Model a Railroad Junction in Less Space
A railroad junction can be a busy place. Learn how to model one in less space on a model railroad to make the most of these operations.

Model Railroad Track Plan - Expanded HO Train Set
Track plan for a 4x8' HO scale model railroad which builds on the oval of track found in most sets with added sidings for operation.

Narrowing Cork Roadbed - Narrowing Cork Roadbed for Narrow Gauge Model Trains
Technique for narrowing commercial cork roadbed products for narrow gauge model train tracks.

Building Wood Model Structure Kits for Model Railroads
Tips on building a wood model structure kit and adding details to make it unique.

Building Wood Model Structure Kits for Model Railroads
Tips on building a wood model structure kit and adding details to make it unique.

Building Wood Model Structure Kits for Model Railroads
Tips on building a wood model structure kit and adding details to make it unique.