Wiring a model railroad track is an essential part of any model railroad layout. Find out how important and helpful it can be to keep your wiring neat early on when wiring model railroad tracks. When you go under your layout after everything is complete, and you’re trying to troubleshoot an electrical problem, having neat wiring will really pay off! Find out how shower curtain hooks are a wonderful tool for ensuring your wiring stays neat and organized. Now it’s time to finally wire the track and get some trains running! NMRA master model railroader Gerry Leone takes you through the process of wiring a model railroad track in this premium video. Learn a few helpful techniques for making the task of wiring a track quick and easy. Now get to work wiring your model railroad tracks and start running some trains!
At the northwest corner of our expansive model railroad scene we find Floresta Junction, a large staging yard for the C&S and D&RGW railways. In the yards of Floresta, trains travelling both the Colorado & Southern and Denver and Rio Grande Western railways drop shipments and are turned around and reloaded for return journeys, but…Watch Now >>
Oftentimes when building a model railroad layout, it’s beneficial to utilize a stacked scene with multiple levels. Multilevel model train benchwork offers a number of unique advantages to a scene, one of which being the illusion of grander scale. For instance, you might employ the layout of the multilevel model train benchwork if you were…Watch Now >>
For those of us who haven’t been blessed with artistic talent, the idea of painting backdrops for model railroad scenes can be pretty nerve-racking. But fear not, there are a number of excellent alternatives available to help create a beautiful scene without ever having to pick up a paint brush. One such option is to…Watch Now >>
If you’re building a long backdrop for your model railroad layout, you’re going to have to connect the boards together using nails or staples, which means you’ll end up with a fairly visible seam. Expert modelers generally have a couple options during the process of model railroad backdrop construction to cover this seam, but we’ve…Watch Now >>