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    If you like building structures, few tools are more valuable in gluing model railroad buildings together than clamps. They help ensure tight, square joints which makes assembly easier and finished structures look better. NMRA Master Model Railroader, Gerry Leone, shares tips on the wide range of clamps available, from simple and inexpensive to more costly… Read more »


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    1:42

    When it comes to capturing the gritty industrial areas and action-packed Northeastern rail corridor activity, few model railroad layouts can match the efforts of Matt Snell and Debie Baker. Model Railroad Academy’s Allen Keller visits the duo and learns the Conrail New Jersey division portrayed in HO scale grew out of Matt’s discovery and exploration… Read more »


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  • mra-011224f_u0665u_c
    9:44

    In Part 2 of his series on the Conrail New Jersey division railroad of Matt Snell and Debie Baker, Allen Keller’s cameras ride along as an inspection train winds its way from Allentown Station all the way to South Amboy. Along the way, the viewer sees the incredible amount of model railroad structures and scenery… Read more »


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Allen Keller: Great Model RailroadsShow More

  • mra-011223f_u0664u_c
    1:42

    When it comes to capturing the gritty industrial areas and action-packed Northeastern rail corridor activity, few model railroad layouts can match the efforts of Matt Snell and Debie Baker. Model Railroad Academy’s Allen Keller visits the duo and learns the Conrail New Jersey division portrayed in HO scale grew out of Matt’s discovery and exploration… Read more »


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  • mra-011224f_u0665u_c
    9:44

    In Part 2 of his series on the Conrail New Jersey division railroad of Matt Snell and Debie Baker, Allen Keller’s cameras ride along as an inspection train winds its way from Allentown Station all the way to South Amboy. Along the way, the viewer sees the incredible amount of model railroad structures and scenery… Read more »


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  • mra-011226f_u0667u_p
    7:36

    The Conrail New Jersey Railroad of Matt Snell and Debie Baker operates along prototypical rules as much as possible. Discover some model railroad operation tips as Allen Keller’s cameras follow a mixed freight leaving Oak Island Yard bound for Allentown Station, on a busy journey of set-outs and pick-ups along the way. With dozens of… Read more »


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    11:10

    Track plans evolve over the lifetime of a layout, and often we’re faced with expanding a scene and we need to add model railroad turnouts to our existing model train layout design. As we learn from NMRA Master Model Railroader, Gerry Leone, it’s not that difficult and, in fact, can be relatively easy. How to… Read more »


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  • Model Train Base
    3:13

    Model railroaders have various methods for creating a model train base for scenery. Stony Creek & Western’s Gil Freitag shares his easy tried-and-true method using sand with Model Railroad Academy’s Allen Keller. In Part 4 of his behind the scenes tour of the SC&W, Gil demonstrates how he was able to create so much mountain-like… Read more »


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    4:32

    Most model railroaders’ first layouts utilize sectional track of fixed curves and straight pieces. While convenient and easy to install, sectional track is limiting in variety and realism. In this video, learn how laying flex track is easy to do and can take your layout to a whole new level of realistic and reliable track… Read more »


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Tips and ToolsShow More

  • 010547f_u0190u_c
    10:30

    If you like building structures, few tools are more valuable in gluing model railroad buildings together than clamps. They help ensure tight, square joints which makes assembly easier and finished structures look better. NMRA Master Model Railroader, Gerry Leone, shares tips on the wide range of clamps available, from simple and inexpensive to more costly… Read more »


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  • mra-011232f_u0673u_c
    4:33

    If you’re looking for one single, easily added detail that can take your layout to the next level of realism – think signage! In the next in his video series on the Conrail New Jersey, Model Railroad Academy’s Allen Keller finds out from builder, Matt Snell, how easy it is to make model railway signs…. Read more »


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  • mra-011234f_u0675u_c
    9:48

    Conrail New Jersey’s builder/operator, Matt Snell, tells Model Railroad Academy’s Allen Keller that adding sound was a natural outgrowth of observations that his nighttime operations were too quiet. So he added various model railway sounds via modules with speakers spread throughout his basement and his layout came to life! In a step-by-step tutorial, Matt shares… Read more »


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