• going up

    Posted July 1, 2011 by bobby gervais

    well guys my parent dont want me to spread out and more than im am so sitting home yesterday afternoon i came up with an idea how about i go uo instead that way i dont take anymore of our basment over and i dont have to make two lift brigesso i drew up a rough plan and i think im going to go that ro...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0017

    Posted June 30, 2011 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0017 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Founder and CEO John Pestana about TrainLife. We also talk to Bob Brown about the reissue of "Model Railroading with John Allen". The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, thought-provoking podcast. For more information, including how to...

  • my layout expalned

    Posted June 24, 2011 by bobby gervais

    my layout is fake PRR line that after PRR mearged the other railroad did not want the line so they sold it to UP but UP has not changed the name on the engine shed, the little brige by the scrap yard and also they have not changed the water tower (havent bought it yet) and the Prr amrican crane car ...

  • The ModelRailcast Show

    Posted June 22, 2011 by Mike McNamara

    Just a heads up to TrainLife members. If you have not heard it before, there is an interesting podcast out there call The ModelRailCast show. The show, hosted by Ryan Anderson, comes out weekly (with some weeks taken off) and covers all sorts of railroading and model railroading related topics. I my...

  • lionel

    Posted June 21, 2011 by bobby gervais

    when you take a look at lionel's catolog and you look at the price I think all your doing is paying for the name because you take a look at mth realtrak 0-31 switch they are 80 bucks personly thats a little high for me. Than when you take a look at lionels 0-36 switch it is 90 bucks yes i know you c...

  • EBAY NOT THE SAME

    Posted June 20, 2011 by Mike Cooper

    i remeber when ebay 1st came out and every thing was CHEEP but now whats the point in buying any thing from there like why take the chance of getting screewd over when you could go to an online store or even go to the local hobby shop for example if there was an mth sd 70 ace on there dcc sound it c...

  • Not only about trains....

    Posted June 18, 2011 by Rick Phipps

    When I first got into this hobby I knew that I was going to be testing some skills that I had and learning others that I didn't. As I looked at my friend's layout the first time and looking at the scenery and listening to the locomotives and the various other sounds, I realized there was a lot more ...

  • Canon EN22/CN22 Re-Shafting Project

    Posted June 17, 2011 by Chad Fletcher

    I recently purchased a few Canon EN22/CN22 Single Shaft Can Motors for a re-powering project, but I need to replace the single shaft with a dual shaft. NorthWest Short Line offers shaft stock, but I have never disassembled one of these Can Motors and am looking for any advice or direction on how to ...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0016

    Posted June 14, 2011 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0016 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with modeler Allen McClelland about life after the legendary Virginian & Ohio. We also talk to Doug Harding about marrying the desire for a large layout to a highly-mobile lifestyle. The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, thought-provoking...

  • The times, they are a changing...

    Posted June 12, 2011 by Matt Forcum

    I never meant to get back into the hobby... at least, not this soon.  Highschool was over, college was ahead of me.  I had more important things to worry about.  Exams, my eventual career, wife, kids, etc. It was time to put my trains in a box and focus on other stuff.  Perhaps i...