• Trial and error.....

    Posted September 5, 2011 by Rick Phipps

    I am getting close to the end of my first kit bash and I must say that it has been an adventure. Being that it was a kit and being familiar with building model cars in the past I thought that this would be fairly straightforward. Boy, was I wrong. The thing about model railroading, at least for...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0021

    Posted August 31, 2011 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0021 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Joe D'Elia about The RPM Conference. We also speak with Brandon Bayer about what happens with a club layout loses its lease. The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, thought-provoking podcast. For more information, including how to listen at...

  • Starting Over...AGAIN

    Posted August 30, 2011 by Ed Sumner

    Well, I recently married and so here I go moving again. The latest incarnation of the M&WV is no longer. I now have an 11 x 18 garage, but no trackplan that gives me just what I want. If there are any track planners amongst us who can lend a hand, it would be much appreciated.

  • Need Best Heavy Hauler N Loco

    Posted August 30, 2011 by Louis Lares

    I am looking for recommendations for a N scale Steam Loco that can haul a modest 12 to 16 cars. I prefer DCC or DCC ready type. I need one that can haul that many cars up a 4% grade. Any recommendations?

  • a change

    Posted August 21, 2011 by bobby gervais

    in one of my blogs before this one i wrote that i was adding on by going up infact i belive thats what i named it well i was running my trains today and it came to me i have a area on my layout behind the engine sheds parking lot that is a big blank area of plywood it came to me that that would make...

  • N scale Curve Radiuii

    Posted August 16, 2011 by David Lutkehaus

    I am seeking some experience in design of my track plan.  I remember being able to locate some data on radius's of curves for HO  ie sharp, medium and broad but I haven't really searched for this in N Scale.  Can anyone ease my search with some figures so I don't get sidetracked ...

  • My Dioramas

    Posted August 15, 2011 by Charles Dood

    HO Scale Container Company Diorama: The layout is (47”x 30”) and is called: Rocky Mountain Container Company. The Company’s colors are Red and White. I have One Red and White Peterbilt 389 with 70” Sleeper with A Chrome Bull Bar (Wide Load Banner on Front Bumper) And Caution...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0020

    Posted August 14, 2011 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0020 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Stephen Priest about the NMRA Online Archive - a great resource for hobbyists researching their favorite railroad or looking for modeling ideas. We also speak with Frank Giacobbe of N Scale Limited about this website and forum - and find ...

  • (not finished)How to embed a video in a blog

    Posted August 13, 2011 by marty makarick

    (I am working on this blog and I have not quite figured out and acheived exactly what I want to do.) trying to embed a youtube video to a blog below are the high lighted titles for the same video  Below- This is using the embed feature of youtube and erasing all the letters and figure...

  • How to write a simple blog about modeling

    Posted August 13, 2011 by marty makarick

    In the margin just to the left of TrainLife.com LOGO Left click on BLOGS when new page appears Left click on Write new entry Left click in box Add Title -enter your title __How to write a simple blog about modeling Left click on blue arrow choose category____Modeling Left click on blue arrow b...