• 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...

  • Welcome to the Ione & Metaline Falls Railway

    Posted June 8, 2011 by Matt Forcum

    Welcome to the Ione & Metaline Falls Railway!  This is the first in what I hope to be a great many posts about the construction and operations of my own little railroad empire. Please feel free to join me on my new adventure! So what is the I&MFR?  Well, it's a Modern-Era freelance railro...

  • Athearn 9-44CW

    Posted June 1, 2011 by David Sneed (aka driverjj48)

    Is it just me or does the Athearn dash 9's just make you sick. Athearn needs to come out with a Genesis version of it with cab detail, correct ditch lights, decent drive and all in all better detail. People purchase these and have to spend money to get the thing to work and look decent and thats bs!...

  • Starting my first layout soon!

    Posted June 1, 2011 by Wyatt Ashworth

    I have finnaly saved up enough money to start my first layout. I have ordered my track, a locomotive and a few freight cars. Once I decide on my track plan Ill start with the scenery.If I can get my camerea to work right I will post photos of my progress.

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0015

    Posted May 31, 2011 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0015 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with O Scale Trains managing editor Mike Cougill about making the hobby more relevant in a time when real trains have faded from everyday life for many people. We also speak with Russ Reinberg - publisher of the Logging, Mining & Industrial An...