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Model Railroading: Where to Begin

Most of us can remember our first experience with trains. It may have been a Lionel steam set under the Christmas tree or an afternoon trackside with your grandfather. For myself, I still remember sitting at Pig’s Eye Yard in Saint Paul, Minnesota. With a Happy Meal in hand and endless waves of SD40-2s, I…

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Welcome to Model Railroad Academy

Welcome rail enthusiasts! My name is Douglas Hodgdon and along with Steve Doyle, we’re developing educational and thought-provoking material for the NEW Model Railroad Academy – a website dedicated entirely to educating you in the art of model railroad craftsmanship through video and online tutorials. We want to develop – and encourage – a conversation…

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