For over a year my wife and I had planned a trip on a private railroad car for our anniversary, so we were especially excited to arrive at Washington’s Union Station for the beginning of our adventure. The station sees over 100,000 riders daily many on Amtrak trains and many others on the D.C. area
Kevin Kizer, a retired signal maintainer, starts to drill the pilot hole for the train order signal in front of the train order station at Bridge Junction on the Bluff City Southern. This small but long drill allows us to make sure there are no obstructions below the layout base before we drill the full
The public is enjoying watching model railroaders operate the traveling 120 foot by 60 foot portable layout of the Miami Valley Modular Club from Dayton, Ohio. Most model railroad events involve layout tours, instructional clinics and meetings. The Crossville, Tennessee Model Railroad Club in conjunction with the Headquarters Division of the National Model Railroad Association’s
Check out the recap of our monthly Track Talk Live with model railroad expert and long-time train enthusiast Doug Hodgdon. Doug answers your model railroad questions live on the air in this fun, interactive, and informative Q&A.
Join us for our monthly Track Talk Live with model railroad experts and long-time train enthusiasts Steve Doyle and Doug Hodgdon on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. CST. Steve and Doug will be answering your model railroad questions live on the air in this fun, interactive, and informative Q&A. Feel free to submit questions
Ah, when spring returns to the Northland, it’s time to refresh acquaintances with the BIG trains in my neighborhood. There are many local locations that I’ve explored for decades and which have fueled my lifelong passion for trains, big and small. A great spot for me is what was Great Northern’s Minneapolis Junction in northeast
Editor’s note: This blog is part 2 of a series on installing signals for an interlocking plant. You can read part 1 of this series here. We decided to use searchlight signals manufactured by Tomar Industries. We added a 4′ scale base made out of Plastruct tubing to help raise the approach light signal mast
This is a new HO scale E-7 diesel. It’s well detailed and runs well with sound, but it looks too toy-like to me. There are as many ways to weather a locomotive as there are model railroad track plans! I want to show you a quick way to make your engines look less toy-like. It’s
The July 25th Track Talk Live event has been rescheduled. A new date will be announced on our Facebook page!
Want to build a helix, anchor a shelf layout or build an N or HO scale layout in a small area and don’t know where to start? Those were just some of the dozens of topics from viewers that were explored on June’s Track Talk Live with Steve and Doug. Have a question about any