• 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...

  • Land Of Confusion

    Posted April 1, 2011 by Rick Phipps

    I am sure that there are a number of you that probably had Phil Collin's song Land Of Confusion come to mind when you read the title of my blog. Well, essentually, that is where I am at in this moment in time. Not sure about others, but when I even considered doing a layout a plan immediately came t...

  • Std gauge cars with narrow gauge looks

    Posted April 1, 2011 by Greg Codori

    Posted this on the main page when joining but wasn't sure if anyone would notice...Discovering the coolness that is Model Railroading Magazine. Does anyone know more about the 1983 series on making standard gauge cars look more like narrow gauge cars? Anyone know when this series started and how l...

  • Switching over Too Dcc in a few weeks

    Posted April 1, 2011 by G Scale Outlaw McGraw McGraw

      Dose anyone know what brand Of Dcc works best with a G scale over another brand i'm going to be switching over to Dcc in the next few weeks just wanted to know if there anyone on here had a manufacture DCC in mind for G scale Thanks Jason any help would be a great Help to me Thanks Jason

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0011

    Posted March 31, 2011 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0011 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with modeler Peter Cunningham about whether our efforts to engage kids in the hobby are doing more harm than good. We also speak with Jim Providenza, a modeler who took an early plunge into the predecessors to DCC in order to maximize operatio...

  • The Future of Model Railroading

    Posted March 31, 2011 by Ian Kennedy

    This was my responce to another members post about the future of our hobby. (March 31,2011) To a certain extent I agree with both Tim and Steven, I know pick yourself up off the floor Tim I am agreeing with you. My only fear is that with the mass production required to stock such stores as Sears , ...