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  • August 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,266 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    by David Butts Photos by the author CSX single-mast signal with x2 double-color light heads for controlling bi-directional rail traffic, Marietta, GA. Functioning signals can add another dimension of realism to a model railroad. With...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,535 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
      Steve Orth described how to kit-convert an EMD SD45T-2 diesel from Athearn and Cannon parts in the October 2001 issue of "The Journal." The real "Tunnel Motor" diesels (including the prototypes for Athearn's SD40T-2) often display some severe ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 5,594 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    By David Butts Photos by the author Modular model railroading is a great way to get involved in the hobby of model railroading, as shown by the photographs in this article. A module is an interchangeable section of railroad built to certain standards &...
  • Invalid date - posted by Mark Preussler - 2,626 views - 4 comments - 3 likes
    By Mark Preussler, MMR Through the years a lot has been made about building a layout that operates. When I first entered the hobby, I thought that statement meant just running trains. I soon learned that having a layout, which “operated” in...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 7,473 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By Larry Reynolds Photos by Robert Schleicher Like many others in the hobby, I graduated over the years from stark beginnings to a functioning, miniature transportation system. At first, my interest was in the Reading Railroad. We lived very close to o...