• 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,...

  • 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...