• Improving a Bachmann Turntable pt.1

    Posted January 4, 2012 by Mike Fisch

    Ah yes, the Bachmann turntable, whether it's motorized or a fancy coffee grinder, it's terrible. I got mine last year, came with the Tidmouth sheds, for a decent price, considering it was a roundhouse that can be easily improved upon and a turntable that is now giving me headaches. After looking aro...

  • Scenery first?!

    Posted January 4, 2012 by Ed Sumner

    Well, as I said in my last post, all of my scenery is roughed in. Since the Jacob's Creek branch is only 2 x 8, all of the trackwork is reachable, so I decided to do as much of the scenery first before laying the track, just like the prototype.   The first thing I did was paint the garishly w...

  • My first Train Layout

    Posted January 1, 2012 by wes lofton

         Well I finally started my layout with my buddy (Steve Lamb) last night... There will be a Coal Mine (Lofton Mines),PowerPlant (S.D. Edwards Station), & a Apple Orchard (Amy's Apples). There will be a river for the Power Plants water source and small streams for the Fly Fi...

  • SLR 2062

    Posted December 31, 2011 by Nscaler Gen

    The complete build for this n scale car is located at my wordpress blog:   http://myweatheredrailroad.com/tag/slr-2062/      

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0029

    Posted December 30, 2011 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0029 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Doug Tagsold, who has built a new, basement-sized terminal switching layout designed to be operated from roll-around chairs. We also talk to Chris Lyon about the creation of a new train show, Ottawa Train Expo. The Model Railway Show is the f...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0028

    Posted December 30, 2011 by Trevor Marshall

    In episode 0028 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Tom Piccirillo about the lure of traction modeling. We also talk to Paul Allen, who has built a top-notch exhbition layout that fits on an ironing board. The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, thought-provoking podcast. For more informatio...

  • NYSW

    Posted December 29, 2011 by Pete Bosland

    Does anyone know what color yellow paint to match a Susquehanna Locomotive?

  • Easy Model Railroad Inventory

    Posted December 25, 2011 by Harold One Feather

    A while ago I installed the Easy Model Railroad Inventory, but got lost after discovering that I couldn't find any information on one of my box car kits (MILW High Cube). The perfectionist in me put the software on hold. Considering my steadily growing inventory of rolling stock and locomotives, I ...

  • help

    Posted December 18, 2011 by daniel powers

    hope to help Paul Meleett with the train at the springfield train show

  • Working the shuttle job

    Posted December 17, 2011 by Scott Olson

    Well good evening to all. Here I sit in the conductor chair again, this time I am working the shuttle. For anyone that doesn't know, the shuttle job goes out to a maximum distance of typically 15 or 20 miles from the terminal and Shuttles trains into, out of, or thru the terminal. The first victi...