• UUUUUUGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!

    Posted April 27, 2011 by Cap't.Jack Scrymgeour

    Worked on my locos tonight, well just one, a tyco 4-8-0. On my layout the two ovals are Isolated from each other, with rubber jointers, the problem is when i have a a long tender pickuped loco, (positive on tender truck and negative on the drive wheels with a wire going from tender to loco) when it ...

  • Lighting "Tricks".

    Posted April 27, 2011 by Karl Rethwisch

    To reiterate some ideas and construction methods outlined earlier let it suffice ta say that where EVER you can fit a fiber optic fillament you can send LIGHT. Very SHARP bends to fiber optics MUST be avoided to prevent damaging the fillament and causing a light "leak"  After cutting a fillame...

  • Railshop Equipment

    Posted April 26, 2011 by Nils Moberg

    So I have been researching railshop equipment and have found a few websites for companies that make some of the equipment. Here they are:    http://www.macton.com/rail_equipment/rail-shop.htm   http://www.simmons-albany.com/group/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&id=5&Item...

  • THE TIP BLOG

    Posted April 24, 2011 by Ian Kennedy

    Here is a blog that everyone can partake in. Do you have a tip that you would like to share. Why not leave it here so everyone will have access to it. It could be a money saving tip, a time saving tip, safety related, recycling tip, you name it. Just leave it in the form of a comment and if a suffic...

  • The Coal Belt Lines

    Posted April 24, 2011 by Harry E Dinsen

    The Coal Belt Lines Seeing the layouts that are posted on Train Life for viewing, I was serious about posting mine forothers to check out and comment on. A brief background on the development of mine, the layout Coal Belt Lines, owned and operated by the Allegheny & Eastern Transportation Corporat...

  • 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,...