• Model Railroad Layouts and Scenery
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    Flatland or prairie railroading can be challenging when it comes to blending scenery into the backdrop. A mountainous layout is much easier to hide the interception, but there are a few methods to blend the joint in a flatland layout. Allen Keller shares two distinctive ways to blend your model railroad layouts and scenery. Blending… Read more »

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    Installing model railroad fascia board can serve multiple purposes. For instance, it marks the edge of your layout and provides an overall polished look to your entire design. Fascia board can also provide valuable space for hanging informational materials and organizing your railroad model essentials. Expert Allen Keller explains how to make the most of… Read more »

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    Join Model Railroad Academy as we take a closer look at our mainlines. Our tour begins at the east end of the layout in Pine Canyon. This scenic canyon is a gateway to the layout for the Milwaukee Road. Pine Canyon begins outside of the layout room in an impressive 19-foot railroad display case located… Read more »

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  • Model Railroad Tips
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    Enhancing the quality of your model railroad layout doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are various common household items that can transform the overall look of your design. NMRA Master Model Railroader Gerry Leone shares four of his favorite model railroad tips that require few resources but ultimately produce significant upgrades to… Read more »

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  • Model Railroad Scenery Techniques
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    As many model railroaders know, blending water into the backdrop can be challenging. In this video, expert modeler Tom Lund shares some of his model railroad scenery techniques for blending scenery into the backdrop with rocks, trees and water on his Lake Superior layout. Painting model railroad backdrops that blend seamlessly When building realistic model… Read more »

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    There is a certain realism and charm in certain kits that can make your railroad more unique and visually interesting. The build runs for wooden kits tend to be a bit smaller than plastic kits, so the manufacturers have the flexibility to model specific model railroad structures. See how the detail on modern laser cutting… Read more »

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    Host Allen Keller visits the fabulous Franklin & South Manchester Railroad of George Sellios for a second time. Now, George has more than doubled the size of the layout with the addition of Dovertown and Bedford Falls. See the major advancements in this Part 2 Series. Join us, won’t you! For many years, George Sellios… Read more »

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    Take a behind the scenes tour with host Allen Keller as we follow Train No. 260 along the rails of F&SM from its starting point at Mt. Alvin. Get a glimpse of perfectly rendered historic buildings and landmarks of this city during the 1930s. We’re confident George’s remarkably detailed structures and grim scenery will capture… Read more »

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    George’s F&SM fast became one of the world’s greatest model railroad layouts for its historical accuracy and breathtaking attention to detail. Host Allen Keller visits George’s studio at Fine Scale Mechanics to get an update on his progress with making additions to the Franklin & South Manchester Railroad layout. In this segment, witness a test… Read more »

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