• Ending the Never Ending Layout Design, Part 2

    Posted April 23, 2011 by Roger Broederdorf

    I hope you find this as amusing as I do. The layout is now in revision 15 or 16, do not really care anymore. Why am I still changing the "Never Ending Layout design"? Operation, operation, operation. The Marklin C Track System has allowed me to run my trains over my layout design without it being at...

  • Introduction to "Me"

    Posted April 19, 2011 by David Lutkehaus

    Hello all! This is my first blog ever so bear with me, please.  I am new to N Scale but not to model railroading having started when I was 9 and I received my first electric train, an American Flyer with a figure 8 layout on an up and under type track.  I wasted no time in adding add...

  • A Very Busy Day

    Posted April 15, 2011 by marty makarick

    So many thihgs going on today I decided to stop and take a break , the only modeling I got to do today was seal 2 box cars with dull coat for a customer . Then after air drying for a time I used a blowdryer to make sure they were good and dry . I included a sample of KLM N-Scale ballast in the sh...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0012

    Posted April 14, 2011 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0012 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Ed Loizeaux about this summer's National Association of S Gaugers national convention. We also talk to The Weathering Shop artist (and TrainLife member) Jeremy St. Peter about weathering as an art form. The Model Railway Show is the fast...

  • The Train Place Battle Creek Michigan

    Posted April 11, 2011 by Cap't.Jack Scrymgeour

    My long wait is over, Sunday night about 12:00 AM I finished my layout (well sort of..). The roadbed is in place,the track is laid, and the turnouts choose and wired , with ground throws in the tight places, and  the turntable in place and working. Even though there is no ballast, no buildings,...

  • NO TIME!!!

    Posted April 11, 2011 by Samibelk .

    I really need to finish my layout entirely in less than a month before I graduate high school and move on to a technical school..i have to make a curve bridge, install close to 50 lamp posts 10 lighted cars, people, put a couple of kits together including buildings and freight cars,  turnouts, ...

  • stoney creek bridge

    Posted April 11, 2011 by william studd

     Hi  I am looking for an article on how to build the CP Stoney Creek Bridge. It was published in the mid 80`s in either Railmodel Journal or Model railroading magazines. It was an extensive article about 12 pages. I think these are the magazines. I would appreciate some help finding which...

  • Finally Going Digital

    Posted April 10, 2011 by Roger Broederdorf

    Tonight was a big step forward for me. I have been in and out of model railroading for almost 45 years now and finally, I took the big step, and hooked up my digital system and ran multiple trains on my layout. (Was testing all connections, turnouts, and so forth). I am running the Marklin 3 rail AC...

  • TrainLife loses in the end.

    Posted April 8, 2011 by Butch Eyler

    After my last post and receiving comments "lol and "get over it", I thought, this subject is not finished. I would think that everyone who subscribes to TrainLife would want to include the best people and the best information to achieve the highest sucess in your model railroading. What happened in ...

  • How did they do it ? My N-Scale Scenic Modeling Tips

    Posted April 8, 2011 by marty makarick

    Hello fellow model railroad enthusiasts, I am going to try to keep this Blog simple to understand. I'd like to share a few tips on how I model certain details in N-Scale that could be carried over into any other scale , keep in mind that I use as much recycled materials as possible but...