• Detroit Eastern Interchange Roster

    Posted January 20, 2012 by Mark DuVall

    Hello all,    I have started a quest.  Over the years, 35 short ones at that, I have been around railroads.  To railfanning them, modeling them, selling them and now even working for one.  I originally started in N Scale but moved over to HO after about two years working in...

  • Moving on up

    Posted January 18, 2012 by Ed Sumner

    It was actually somewhat warm here in East TN last night, so I decided to work out in the garage while I could and finished the ground-goo portion of the layout completely. The brown paint that covered the portions of the layout not already covered in ground goo was starting to look cruddy. It's OK ...

  • Trying to come back

    Posted January 15, 2012 by Roger Broederdorf

    I am not looking for sympathy , I think it is more like I need to write this to help myself to try to get back to a normal life. Model railroading was something I did with my wife. She encouraged me to get back into it about 5 years ago. Her and I were building a portable layout we could run session...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0030

    Posted January 14, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0030 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Doug Harding, the NMRA's coordinator for Special Interest Groups. We also talk to Ed Loizeaux about the past, present and future of S Scale. The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, thought-provoking podcast. For more information - including...

  • 1 talk with a trainmaster can ruin a whole night.

    Posted January 13, 2012 by Scott Olson

    OK kiddos here we go, sit down, buckle in, and hold on this ones a roller coaster.  For those of you who may not have seen my posts this week, I bid on a local switcher this week and started on Sunday.  For the most part it has been a feirly uneventful week, switch out Ottumwa yard and de...

  • Layout Progrss

    Posted January 7, 2012 by wes lofton

    Well it has been a few days. Steve and myself has for two nights got the benchwork is done other than the legs.It is 1/4 inch B/C grade plywood, 1x3 boards,and was glued with PL375 Locktite glue and screws that was counter-sunked.   Here is a few pictures of our work.Might look like there wa...

  • Improving a Bachmann Turntable pt.1

    Posted January 4, 2012 by Mike Fisch

    Ah yes, the Bachmann turntable, whether it's motorized or a fancy coffee grinder, it's terrible. I got mine last year, came with the Tidmouth sheds, for a decent price, considering it was a roundhouse that can be easily improved upon and a turntable that is now giving me headaches. After looking aro...

  • Scenery first?!

    Posted January 4, 2012 by Ed Sumner

    Well, as I said in my last post, all of my scenery is roughed in. Since the Jacob's Creek branch is only 2 x 8, all of the trackwork is reachable, so I decided to do as much of the scenery first before laying the track, just like the prototype.   The first thing I did was paint the garishly w...

  • My first Train Layout

    Posted January 1, 2012 by wes lofton

         Well I finally started my layout with my buddy (Steve Lamb) last night... There will be a Coal Mine (Lofton Mines),PowerPlant (S.D. Edwards Station), & a Apple Orchard (Amy's Apples). There will be a river for the Power Plants water source and small streams for the Fly Fi...

  • SLR 2062

    Posted December 31, 2011 by Nscaler Gen

    The complete build for this n scale car is located at my wordpress blog:   http://myweatheredrailroad.com/tag/slr-2062/