Tips on Trackwork

How about trackwork? The trains we love can’t do much without track. In the next installment of our series, I’ll present some track and track laying options to think about when planning your model railroad layout. Here’s a fun fact to get us started: The famous “Big 10” curve west of Denver on what used

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TRACK TALK LIVE ON THE ROAD: September 2016

Taking Track Talk Live on the road again, Model Railroad Academy’s Doug Hodgdon (“Clickety”) and Steve Doyle (“Clack”) visited the 129-year old St. Louis Park Depot in Minnesota, which once served the Milwaukee Road, and learned more about its preservation as a National Register of Historic Places site. In the monthly live event, they also

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Ideas for Unique Layout Concepts

In this installment, I’d like to suggest various types of railroad layouts (in no particular order) from which you can derive inspiration for your concept: Club layout: I’ve visited some really great clubs – they generally can allow HUGE spaces beyond the range of the typical model railroader. Think long trains, wide curves, and plenty

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National Association of S Gaugers (NASG) Convention 2016 Recap

More than 240 modelers, spouses and friends – including your editor – attended the National Association of S Gaugers (NASG) national convention recently in Novi, Michigan. The annual event, which rotates regionally throughout the country, was ably hosted by the Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers at the Sheraton Novi. The five-day event featured a busy and

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