• model railroad yard design
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    George Sellios sits down with Allen Keller to discuss a few simple things he uses for his model railroad yard design that add a great deal to the railroad. George expresses five of the most common details that he has used in his model railroad yard design, which are broken pieces of glass, scrap wood,… Read more »

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    Weathering model railroad cars, one of the main components on a model railroad layout is one of the most important aspects for making your scenery as realistic as possible. Master modeler George Sellios is one of the hobby’s best at weathering model railroad cars and the many elements of his layouts. Mike Tylick is another… Read more »

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    As part of his research on the Conrail New Jersey Division, expert modeler Matt Snell carefully studies photographs before weathering model trains for his layout. Model railroad weathering usually is more subtle than most modelers apply, so he uses some unconventional materials and techniques which he shows MRA’s Allen Keller in this final episode on… Read more »

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    Have you ever visited a really well-done layout and noticed how realistically weathered the rolling stock looks and wondered how you might make yours look similar? Master Model Railroader, Gerry Leone, shares a great tip for weathering model railroad paint to look like the real deal with blistering, pock-marked and peeling finishes. He employs a… Read more »

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  • 010545f_U0188U_c-Building Assembly
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    Have you ever been on a layout tour and been just a bit underwhelmed with the way the model railroad buildings appeared? Even if the painting and weathering look good, you can’t quite put your finger on it, but something looks, well – off. The walls don’t quite look square which leads to a cattywampus… Read more »

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    As with all other scenery components on a layout, weathering the walls of your structures is highly important for adding realism and intrigue to your model railroad. Many real railroads feature buildings, tunnels and other structures in towns and along the tracks that were constructed from stone and concrete, so it’s only natural that some… Read more »

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    Every modeler has their own preferences for how they like to weather the components on their model railroad layouts. For some it’s paints and chalks, for other it’s knifework and sanding. Whatever you choose, the fact is, weathering is an essential aspect of creating a realistic layout. One weathering technique that often goes underutilized is… Read more »

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  • model railroad paints
    3:51

    When it comes to designing and finishing the buildings on a model railroad layout, attention to detail, a steady hand and a bit of patience can take your structures from average to outstanding. If you’re committed to putting in the time and energy to create realistic buildings, you’ll notice a big difference in the way… Read more »

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    Although you’ve probably heard this a thousand times before, but a Track is a model too. It only makes sense to make your track look as good as your rolling stock, locomotives, and your structures! NMRA Master Model Railroader Gerry Leone shows you a few helpful techniques for weathering track in this premium video. You’ll… Read more »

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