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  • June 19, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,164 views - 3 comments - 0 likes
    By Arthur Limes    Model railroaders have different reasons for getting involved in the hobby, some like collecting as many different locomotives as possible while others prefer to build layouts from scratch over and over again. Being able to...
  • June 19, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 617 views - 2 comments - 2 likes
    By Arthur Limes    While browsing around in the model railroading community on forums and sites like Twitter I have noticed many adult males ask a particular question. Is model railroading a nerdy activity that is mostly aimed at children? ...
  • July 7, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 995 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    A tale of two clubs; one typical and one not-so typical, to help you decide if "joining" is for you. Model railroading is a most unusual hobby; there's something in it that will arouse almost any hobbyist's interest and it's that rare...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,982 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    TrainLife now has 41 years worth of magazine content posted, including 457 individual issues available to visitors, with more to come! We hope you are enjoying the website. Please let us know how we can improve the site and your experience at TrainLife....
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,124 views - 9 comments - 2 likes
      Code 83 gives a heavy mainline feel that is so common on a Class 1 hauler. Although most structures are scratchbuilt, both craftsmean and non-craftsman type kits work together to make every scene believable. By Art Fahie Photos...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,097 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    All issues of Model Railroading from 1992 are now live!  TrainLife now has more than 315 issues of out-of-print magazines available to visitors with more to come! We hope you are enjoying the website. Please let us know how we can improv...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,065 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
      A string of Dash 9 BNSF Warbonnets charges beneath Miller Road as it passes a grain train. By Joe Faletti Photos by Chris Lane and Randy Lee This is the story of my Coal Valley Burlington Northern Santa Fe and how it came to b...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,603 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    By Jim Six Photos by the author Here is the finished Walthers 60’ appliance boxcar with added detail, modified draft gear with Kadee® #78 couplers, and weathering that was done with acrylic paints that were applied using paint brushes and Q...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,674 views - 3 comments - 0 likes
    By V.S. Roseman Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated  Last month’s article ended with the first steps in the construction of the removable interior. Now we turn our attention to modifying the building to easily accept the interior...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,610 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    By V.S. Roseman Photo by the author unless otherwise indicated Walthers’ new Railway Express Transfer Building and Freight House is modeled after a real structure in Jersey City, New Jersey. Originally built by the Central Railroad of New Jersey ...