• 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...

  • Trainlife, its not so life like

    Posted December 5, 2011 by Brian Arnold

    I just want to get a blog in.  I'm not trying to start crap, or point out a flaw, but rather get my thoughts across.  I didn't want to do it over the live feed, so i remembered this blog section.   So I have been a member on here for several months now.  When I first signed up,...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0027

    Posted November 30, 2011 by Trevor Marshall

    In episode 0027 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Paul Dolkos about photographing layouts for Model Railroader magazine. We also talk with UP modeler Mike Brock about designing a layout worthy of the Big Boy. The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, thought-provoking podcast. For more infor...

  • Proto-freelancing

    Posted November 28, 2011 by Rick Fourroux

    I'm going to graduate from college this summer (2012). Once I've graduated and move on to the next phase of my life I'll be starting my model railroad empire. With that knowledge comes excitement and terror...........however, the latter not so much anymore. Let me explain.   Ever since I...