• More progress!

    Posted September 11, 2012 by Christian Maheu

    Good day all,   Well, I lost all my text...  yeah!!!  So I have to do this entry all over again! :-(   I'm very happy at the moment!  Why?  Because my progress is very good on the layout!  I was expecting to spend much more time on building the switches bu...

  • CSX's CR unit sell off

    Posted September 11, 2012 by Justin Major

    SD50 CR Quality #6807 $80 Athearn RTR SD50 CR #6793 $80 Athearn RTR SD70 CR Quality #2567 weathered $85 Athearn Genesis SD70 CR Quality #2557 $85 Athearn Genesis SD40-2 CR Quality #6373 $40 Athearn BB SD40-2 CR #6408 $40 Athearn BB SD60 CR $6865 $70 Athearn RTR SW1200 CR #9123 $25 Athearn BB...

  • Finally started

    Posted September 5, 2012 by Christian Maheu

    Hello again folks!   It has been a while since my I wrote first entry... but such is life sometimes!  I have managed to get most of the parts needed so I can start laying tracks, build my switches and start laying some scenery contour.    I first started by painting the ...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0039

    Posted August 31, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0039 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Grand Prix racer, broadcaster, artist and model railway enthusiast Sam Posey. We also talk to live steam enthusiast Dawn Brightwell about how she shares her love of the hobby with others.   The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, thou...


    Posted August 28, 2012 by Darrin Godwin

    Here is a simple diagram for wiring a "mini" DPDT from Radio Shack. This is used to control Tortoise switch machines or simular type.

  • Success!

    Posted August 24, 2012 by Ed Sumner

    The Maryland & West Virginia is now able to serve Montgomery #4 tipple at Jacob's Creek, WV. MOW crews repaired two malfunctioning turnouts, one at the entrance to the tipple and the second at the company store. Foodstuffs and other goods should be deliverable shortly. Gas electric s...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0038c

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0038c - a special edition of The Model Railway Show - show hosts Jim Martin and Trevor Marshall check in to share some of the stories they're going to cover when The Model Railway Show returns from summer hiatus on September 1st!   The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, tho...

  • Detailed card model trucks in 1:100 scale - download for free

    Posted August 14, 2012 by Peter Wehrhahn

    1:100 American truck from FDS as free Downloads In the Czech cardboard modeling scene, car and truck  models in 1:100 scale ( mini model ) had long been a popular topic. There are infinite variations from every conceivable field. Here I have listed a few models that fit my U.S. model railroad...

  • Electicity in the 1880's ???

    Posted August 11, 2012 by Roger Broederdorf

      I took the advice or joke of a friend and did exactly what he said I should do... build my own locomotive. I have always been fascinated with vertical boiler, chain driven branch line locomotives. There were not that many ever built, I think the Sentinnel Y1 & Y3 series in Britian may have b...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0038b

    Posted August 4, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0038b - a special edition of The Model Railway Show - we speak with Otto Vondrak, the podcast's creative director, about new products released at the National Train Show - held in conjunction with the NMRA National Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Model Railway Show is the ...