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    In this video, discover the many considerations that modeler Jim EuDaly put into his large and beautiful layout. The lighting on EuDaly’s layout features 60 watt halogen bulbs, in clamps that are mounted on the ceiling at 5 foot intervals. Halogen lights are preferable to EuDaly as they emit a more white light. The scenery

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    The Musselshell and Yogo Peak Railroad, or the M&YK for short, is a layout created by Doug Hodgdon and Bill Briggs. In this video, Hodgdon gives an introduction to the layout, and details how he started in the model railroading hobby and profession. The Musselshell and Yogo Peak Railroad is a Montana railway modeled after

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    When observing a layout that is in operation, onlookers are always looking down on it from their own perspective as a spectator. But, what if they could be inside the layout, and see it from the perspective of a passenger inside the trains? They would see the layout in a new way. That is Doug

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    When observing a layout that is in operation, onlookers are always looking down on it from their own perspective as a spectator. But, what if they could be inside the layout, and see it from the perspective of a passenger inside the trains? They would see the layout in a new way. That is Doug

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    In this video watch Doug Geiger’s Granite Mountain Railroad in operation and listen as Allen Keller narrates. Learn about the various locomotives, routes, locations, and more on the layout. The route starts in Stillaquamish in the Cascade Mountains where the Milwaukee Road interchanges with the Granite Mountain. A Granite Mountain passenger train travels to the

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    Doug Geiser’s Granite Mountain Railway is ground breaking in its three tiered design and its housing of a great multitude of trains running together. In this video, hear some of Geiser’s inspirations, advice, and techniques for building your own revolutionary railroad as he talks with Allen Keller. Geiser states that the running of his many

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Track VideosShow More

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    If you purchase a brand new Tortoise Slow-Motion Switch Machine for your model railroad layout, you will notice there is some assembly required as well as an installation process. Although the process is fairly easy and the product comes with instructions and templates, some modelers learn best from visual instruction. In this video, modeler George

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  • MRA 010635f_U0278U_c
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    Among all the decisions required to make when designing a model railroad, the style of track is very influential to the final outcome. There’s a few factors to consider when it comes time to choose between hand laid track versus flex track. Time and cost are two of the major influences on making that decision,

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  • 010629f_U0272U_c-Creating Realistic Roadbed
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    The quality of track-work on a layout plays a major factor in the overall appearance of a model railroad. A strong roadbed is key for a realistic model. The roadbed is the material between the track and the benchwork. It elevates the track from the basic ground. Creating roadbed can be executed in multiple ways

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  • MRA 014039f_U0866U_c Finishing Models PREMIUM
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    Every seasoned modeler begins to accumulate various weathering techniques over time. Each modeler has different tips and tricks to offer. With numerous techniques and products available to weather buildings and trains, its just a matter of discovering what ones work best for you. Finishing Models C.J. Riley explored many weathering techniques while building the Kanawha

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  • MRA 014042f_U0869U_c Making Trees PREMIUM
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    In part seven of the 9-part Kanawha & Western Allegheny series, C.J. Riley offers a step-by-step tutorial on making trees. He demonstrates how to make them on one of his sheet foam ridges on his layout. In this video, he is in the middle of adding the trees to the particular section so he walks

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  • Creating Realistic Model Railway Trees
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    Allen Keller describes Dick Elwell’s scenery as “state of the art.” Unlike most modelers, Dick doesn’t use sawdust, zip texturing, ground foam, or poly-fiber to create model railway trees. He has advanced from these techniques and uses 90% wild oregano for the foliage on his Hoosac Valley model railroad layout. Creating Realistic Model Railway Trees

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  • MRA 014037f_U0864U_c Owner Inspiration & Techniques PREMIUM
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    In part four of the 9-part Kanawha & Western Allegheny series, Allen Keller sits down with C.J. Riley to discuss the inspiration and technique behind the K&WA layout. Allen asks C.J. a total of seven questions regarding different aspects of layout planning and theming. Q&A with C.J. Riley C.J. Riley has plenty of model railroad

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  • MRA 014042f_U0869U_c Making Trees PREMIUM
    4:21

    In part seven of the 9-part Kanawha & Western Allegheny series, C.J. Riley offers a step-by-step tutorial on making trees. He demonstrates how to make them on one of his sheet foam ridges on his layout. In this video, he is in the middle of adding the trees to the particular section so he walks

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  • MRA 014044f_U0871U_c Moving the Layout PREMIUM
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    In part eight of the 9-part Kanawha & Western Allegheny series, Allen Keller questions C.J. Riley about the moving process of his layout. C.J. had the Kanawha & Western Allegheny in the basement of another house before moving homes. He was able to salvage some sections and transfer them to the new location. Moving a

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