• MRA 014033f_U0860U_c Introduction to the Kanawha & Western Allegheny FREE
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    Master modeler C.J. Riley invites you to explore his Kanawha & Western Allegheny home layout. You’ll get an inside look at the model railroad with the help of Allen Keller. This is the introduction to a series consisting of nine segments dedicated to the Kanawha & Western Allegheny railroad. Along with a behind-the-scenes tour of

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  • MRA 014041f_U0868U_c Best Features FREE
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    In part six of the 9-part Kanawha & Western Allegheny series, Allen Keller and C.J. Riley discuss the best features of the model railroad. C.J. believes the most unusual feature on his layout is the ridges and mountains. He shares his technique of how he achieves lots of height without taking up a lot of

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  • Model Train Layout Design on Dick Elwell’s Hoosac Valley Railroad
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    Dick Elwell claims he didn’t know much about model railroads when he started his journey, but he knew he loved trains. That passion drove him to become the modeling expert he is today. He describes himself as someone who doesn’t plan, but rather credits his layout to luck. He began building Hoosac Valley in 1959

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  • Touring the Carrizzo Gorge
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    The Musselshell & Yogo Peak model railroad layout is a replication of the Montana rail lines. The geography of the west is represented through beautiful mountainous scenery and narrow valleys. In previous videos, we toured the cities of Bill, Two Dot, and Lombard on the M&YP railroad as well as Canyon Springs. The next and

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  • A Look into Canyon Springs
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    A strong narrative fuels the operations behind a model railroad display. The realism of a fabricated town is strengthened by naming the buildings and establishing creative stories for a layout. Bill Briggs did an excellent job of developing the narrative for his Musselshell & Yogo Peak model railroad. Bringing Life to Canyon Springs In this

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    Jim Hertzog skillfully modeled the function of the coal mines in Pennsylvania. Before the impressive layout came to fruition, there was an extensive amount of track planning. Jim put a lot of thought behind his layout, and pulled inspiration from various means. The concept of the layout completely evolved during the planning process. In fact,

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    The Reading model railroad is a big operation involving several operators in one session. Jim Hertzog understands how important it is to keep the tracks neatly labeled to help the crew. Organization is key when it comes to railroad operations. In this segment of the Reading Railway series, Jim Hertzog demonstrates how to add lettering

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  • Model Railway Control Panel
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    The model railway control panel serves a crucial role in the operations of the layout. It is sometimes overlooked in the modeling process and created after the layout is complete. There are numerous types and styles of control panels. A centralized traffic control board (CTC) is one method of communicating with the dispatcher. Unfortunately, incorporating

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  • 011216f_U0657u_c-Q&A with Allen Keller and George Sellios
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    Allen Keller and George Sellios sit down to discuss topics regarding model railroading. George fills us in on his past and current experience with the craft. His extensive background in modeling is beyond compare. No other model railroad has had as much coverage as the Franklin & South Manchester layout created by George. The layout

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