• The Model Railway Show - Episode 0029

    Posted December 30, 2011 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0029 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Doug Tagsold, who has built a new, basement-sized terminal switching layout designed to be operated from roll-around chairs. We also talk to Chris Lyon about the creation of a new train show, Ottawa Train Expo. The Model Railway Show is the f...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0028

    Posted December 30, 2011 by Trevor Marshall

    In episode 0028 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Tom Piccirillo about the lure of traction modeling. We also talk to Paul Allen, who has built a top-notch exhbition layout that fits on an ironing board. The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, thought-provoking podcast. For more informatio...

  • NYSW

    Posted December 29, 2011 by Pete Bosland

    Does anyone know what color yellow paint to match a Susquehanna Locomotive?

  • Easy Model Railroad Inventory

    Posted December 25, 2011 by Harold One Feather

    A while ago I installed the Easy Model Railroad Inventory, but got lost after discovering that I couldn't find any information on one of my box car kits (MILW High Cube). The perfectionist in me put the software on hold. Considering my steadily growing inventory of rolling stock and locomotives, I ...

  • help

    Posted December 18, 2011 by daniel powers

    hope to help Paul Meleett with the train at the springfield train show

  • Working the shuttle job

    Posted December 17, 2011 by Scott Olson

    Well good evening to all. Here I sit in the conductor chair again, this time I am working the shuttle. For anyone that doesn't know, the shuttle job goes out to a maximum distance of typically 15 or 20 miles from the terminal and Shuttles trains into, out of, or thru the terminal. The first victi...

  • Ramblings from the conductor chair

    Posted December 16, 2011 by Scott Olson

    In an effort to do a better job staying awake tonight I purchased a mtn dew and a 5 hr energy at WalMart. I should preface this with the fact that I have not had any caffine in well over a month, needless to say I am developing a good case of the shakes. If I misspell some words or completely leav...

  • BNSF in miniature

    Posted December 16, 2011 by Scott Olson

    Wondering to myself if I am trying for too much in my initial layout scribbles. Trying to keep it simple while including plenty of interchange possibilities that western Illinois and eastern Iowa provide. we have plenty of industry in this area to include on the BN side while having run through on...

  • The Jacobs Creek Branch of the M&WV

    Posted December 10, 2011 by Ed Sumner

    Well, I'm not one to sit about. I reviewed the Turtle Creek RR article in an old MR and I liked the little extension (now a part of the Virginian project layout BTW). I promptly went to Lowes and found 1" extruded blue foam in 2 x 8 sheets. I bought 3 for proper thickness and depth, stacked them on ...

  • OK, so maybe eyeballing it was not the best thing....

    Posted December 7, 2011 by Rick Phipps

    Okay, if you are an intermediate or a pro, you can move on. There's nothing here to see. LOL If you are a newbie, boy have I got some info that may save you some trouble don the line.Though I don't have the layout wired yet I was able to run a small consist on the outer and inner loops by using my p...