• 3:08

    Ever wonder about museum-quality tips that can give your model train layout room a more-finished, quality look. Or perhaps a space adjacent to your layout where your guests can feel welcome and comfortable as they watch your trains pass, or perhaps take a break from a busy operating session? Furnishing a Model Railroad Room NMRA

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  • 2:44

    Want to know one simple step to take in structure building that will make your scenery come alive, and your work stand out as different from any others? It’s adding small details outside model railroad buildings that makes all the difference in the world. And as we see in this video tip from NMRA Master

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  • 2:14

    Most model railroaders aren’t blessed with enough space to model a whole three-dimensional city. So, building a model railroad means making a series of comprises. Expert modeler Tom Lund shares some tips for creating the illusion of a large city in a compressed space using building flats – or flat buildings. And best of all,

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  • 4:32

    Most model railroaders’ first layouts utilize sectional track of fixed curves and straight pieces. While convenient and easy to install, sectional track is limiting in variety and realism. In this video, learn how laying flex track is easy to do and can take your layout to a whole new level of realistic and reliable track

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  • 1:44

    Building a layout with convincing model railroad scenery is the goal of most hobbyists, but few have succeeded in creating one in such a spectacular way as Lee Nicholas. His Utah Colorado Western HO Scale layout is the subject of this month’s Allen Keller series on great model railroads and it promises to be enlightening,

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  • 2:34

    In Part 4 of Allen Keller’s series on the Utah Colorado Western (UCW), learn what was behind modeler Lee Nicholas’ design and inspiration for planning his model railroad layout. Many modelers who operate freelanced railroads have created elaborate fictional stories for why and where their layout is located, and how it operates the way it

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  • 2:53

    Using a Centralized Traffic Control – CTC – machine to control signals and switches on layout is one of the most prototypical practices in which model railroad hobbyists can engage. In this segment of Allen Keller’s tour of the spectacular Utah Colorado Western (UCW) railroad, expert modeler Lee Nicholas demonstrates his CTC machine which emulates

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  • 2:23

    There’s probably no single advancement in running model railroad locomotives in the last half-century more significant than Digital Command Control, or DCC. It simply has revolutionized the way we run and control not only trains but signals, turnouts and many other functions – all from a hand control throttle known as a cab. Veteran modeler

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  • 1:09

    It’s happened to all of us before – you’re in the middle of a scratchbuilding project and you grab for a scale ruler to measure a piece of wood, cut it and – it doesn’t fit! Why? In your haste to make progress, you accidentally grabbed the wrong scale ruler on your cluttered workbench! In

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