Want to add some fun and a great bit of realism to your layout? Consider adding model railroad signals. Watch as modeler and DCC expert, Steve Barkley, describes how a signal driver card operates your model railroad signals system. Actually, they operate like a decoder for your signaling system. Steve grew up in the 1950s watching the Northern Pacific railroad operate semaphores to give a green (Go), yellow (Proceed with Caution) or red (Stop) signal to oncoming trains. He wanted the same kind of realism for his NP layout which models from Livingston to Billings, Montana. He found some DCC companies manufacture signal driver cards that operate either colored lights or semaphore systems. Choose the model railroad signals system that’s right for your railroad in the era in which you model and get ready for an added texture of realism for your pike!
In this introductory video, we meet Bill and Mary Miller, the master builders behind two of our favorite custom model railroads. Throughout our series on Bill and Mary’s scenes, you’ll learn about the history and construction of Elk Mountain Timber Co. Railroad, completed in On2.5 scale, and the Ohio Creek Extension of C&S Railway, completed… Read more »Watch Now >>
In this behind-the-scenes tour, model railroading host Allen Keller takes you for a journey along the rails of Allegheny Midland Railroad. You’ll get an exclusive look at Tony Koester’s masterful handywork on this HO scale model of the AM, tailing the lead locomotive in its travels through the Allegheny Mountains from staging area in the… Read more »Watch Now >>
For the next stop on our tour of the Colorado and Southern Railway, we explore the layout and scenery of Baldwin. Baldwin, which is located in Gunnison County, Colorado and serves as midpoint in the Ohio Creek Extension, was once an important hub for the C&S Railway. Toeing the narrow ledges of coal mines buried… Read more »Watch Now >>
Kitbashing a building can add unique details to your layout while saving you lots of time! In this video, Allen Keller will discuss what’s involved in kitbashing a structure, and how kitbashing can be helpful. You’ll discover how you can make the buildings unique by combining different parts of the kit to create new structures… Read more »Watch Now >>