• Steve King-Applying Operating Rules to the B&M
    12:30

    Now that we’ve gone over some of the basic rules of model railroad operation that are essential for using a timetable train order system, it’s time to put these rules to use. To do this, we head back to Paul Dolkos’s model of the New Hampshire stretch of B&M Railroad, and observe one of the

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  • Basic Model Railroad Operations Rules
    8:12

    When it comes to model railroad operations, it’s highly important for a well functioning timetable train order system that you always fall the operating rules established for a specific model. For most models that utilize a timetable train order, there are only a handful of essential rules one must learn in order to operate their

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  • 8:32

    Whether they’ve been used over and over or sat in station for months on end, train wheels are bound to pick up dirt, dust and grime that can cause trouble on the tracks. It’s important for a fluid ride and smooth operations that you take proper care of your train’s wheels and keep them clear

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  • Following Doug's O Gauge Model Railroad into Tacoma
    5:14

    For our second-to-last stop on the journey to Silverton along D&RGW Railroad, Extra 464 West heads into the siding in Tacoma. Up until now, we’ve passed through three stations en route from Durango, and we’ve seen a lot of fantastic work from modeler Doug Tagsold and his O gauge model railroad. Continuing with more of

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  • Exploring O Scale Silverton, CO
    2:54

    We conclude our behind-the-scenes tour of the Silverton Branch of D&RGW Railroad in the town of Silverton itself. To this point, we’ve passed through the O scale model railroad towns of Hermosa, Rockwood and Tacoma en route from our starting point in Durango. In our travels, we’ve seen trackside lumber mills, equipment stopovers and order

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  • Learning O Scale Model Railroad in Rockwood, CO
    7:19

    We continue our overview of Doug Tagsold’s O scale model railroad of D&RGW Railroad as we head out of station at Hermosa and into the town of Rockwood. In the 19th century, Rockwood was one of the most vital stopovers on D&RGW Railroad, serving as hub for a number of large lumber mills in the

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  • Following Doug's O Scale Track Layout into Hermosa
    3:51

    Next in line on Doug’s O scale track design of the Silverton Branch of D&RGW Railroad is the town of Hermosa. After heading out of Durango and crossing Animas Bridge, Extra 464 West makes its way 10 miles north, where it turns the corner and passes into a straightaway stretch where sits Hermosa. This small

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  • 2:41

    When brainstorming designs and layouts for model train mountain scenery, there are few better places in the country to look for inspiration than on the tracks of D&RGW. Winding through the mountains and spanning much of Colorado, the path of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad features some of the most remarkable landscapes and

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  • Introduction to Bill & Mary Miller's Model Railroads
    1:20

    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

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