• 1:00:40

    Allen Keller compiles structure building ideas from his Great Model Railroad series. This video is divided into three segments. The first segment features tips for planning structures, second is ideas for building them, and third is extra details to make the structure stand out. Beginning with tips for planning structures, hear from Al Lindop who

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  • 2:54

    Layout Designer Doug Gurin provides some considerations when planning a layout in this video, specifically designing curves. It is important to consider curve radii when setting up a model railroad layout. Prototype railroads use much broader curves than model railroads, but model railroad equipment is able to negotiate sharper curves. When selecting an appropriate curve

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  • 5:38

    Layout Designer Doug Gurin gives some considerations when planning for realistic scenery on a layout in this video. For a layout to depict a certain part of the country, scenery planning should start immediately. Gurin suggests starting by collecting prototype images of signature landscape features of the area being modeled. It’s important to create a

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  • 6:26

    Model railroad lighting is an important element of a layout and can help depict the movement from day to night during operation. In this video, learn some tips for enhancing your scenes with lighting featuring modeler Jim Eudaly. A lamppost is a great addition to nighttime model railroad lighting. To make a lamppost, start with

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  • 7:06

    In this video, discover the many considerations that modeler Jim EuDaly put into his large and beautiful layout. The lighting on EuDaly’s layout features 60 watt halogen bulbs, in clamps that are mounted on the ceiling at 5 foot intervals. Halogen lights are preferable to EuDaly as they emit a more white light. The scenery

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  • 0:51

    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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  • 2:47

    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
    8:24

    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
    2:18

    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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