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  • June 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,755 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    TOP LEFT: You should complete the major portion of your trackwork before "sinking" the ties into the Urethane foam baseboard. Hold the track in place with straight pins. The foam is soft enough so that holes can be drilled by merely twisting a sharp...
  • June 27, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,170 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A Santa Fe freight snakes through the hills, tunnels, and over the bridges on Dick Sutphen's N scale model railroad. When ballasted and integrated into the scenery, N scale track and trains are as realistic as those in the larger scales. Dick scratc...
  • June 15, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 7,964 views - 3 comments - 4 likes
    by Paul Templar Photos by the author Having just made it over the trestle on its way down to the sawmill, the 0-6-0 switcher heads for Frustration Gap. Well, I gave my On30 Cooncreek & Tumbleweed Springs (March/April 2005) a brea...
  • May 2, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,285 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jon Myers Photos by Randy Lee   Because I model the Rio Grande/SP/UP Tennessee Pass line in Colorado, unit coal loads heading east, and similarly sized empty unit trains heading west, are a primary traffic source for my layout...
  • April 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,399 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Art Fahie Photos by the author Bob was careful not to over-weather the layout. The layout is built with the present-day attitude of the 1950s era, not a reflection of what once was. Oldtowne is up north toward the middle of Main...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,790 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Doug Geiger. MMR Here we see some of the fixed pc board ties ready to install at the correct locations on the turnout template. The wood ties have already been glued down. This month we conclude this article on handlaying N-scale fine...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,305 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The bridle bar on a prototype turnout is quite complicated with all the angle brackets and supports. There are numerous adjustment mechanisms, too.   by Doug Geiger. MMR This month's article continues our discussion of handlay...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 6,259 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Handlaid code 40 N-scale rail greatly enhances the prototype appearance of N scale scenes. By Doug Geiger. MMR Our hobby is witnessing the increasing popularity of scale standards and proto type modeling. Better adherence to actual railr...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,405 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    If some is good, more is better.  New announcements, paint schemes and reasons to drool coming soon. All-new paint schemes of these popular ExactRail cars willbe coming March 2011: HO Scale, Gunderson 7466 Wood Chip Gondola HO Scale, PC&F...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,779 views - 5 comments - 3 likes
      All-new HO & N-Scale releasesavailable Tuesday, February 8, 2011! FMC 5277 Combo Door Box Car   48' Depressed Center Flat Car Evans 5277 Box Car HO Scale, FMC 5277 Com...