• 13:48

    Upgrading Rolling Stock from Swap Meet to Layout

    What can we do with older cars to make them great additions to our fleets on our model railroad layouts? Model Railroad Academy Editor Ron Marsh recently attended a model railroad swap meet and picked up a few older cars. In this video, he shows ways to upgrade new old stock cars with mechanical upgrades…

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    Adding Detailing to Diesel Model Train Engines

    By modeling four different periods over a 20-year stretch, Matt Snell of the Conrail New Jersey Division was faced with challenges in super-detailing his model train engines. He shows Model Railroad Academy‚Äôs Allen Keller how he goes about adding model railroad details to his diesel locomotives. First, Matt does extensive research using pictures and slides…

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    Tips for Overhauling, Detailing and Weathering Model Locomotives

    Learn how to make your model locomotives run more smoothly and quieter with tips from Bruce Carpenter, whose BNSF HO layout features more than four dozen different locomotives during each ops session. Bruce shares with MRA’s Allen Keller how he overhauls each model locomotive, using a stock Athearn engine as an example. He shows how…

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