• 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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  • A Look into Canyon Springs
    4:16

    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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  • 9:13

    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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  • 4:34

    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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