• 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 , ...

  • Jacks railway his way

    Posted March 28, 2011 by Cap't.Jack Scrymgeour

    I  was just wondering if there was anyone eles out there running trains just to run trains? my layout has all kinds of differant lines, eras, countrys, whatever see,s to catch my eye, and is the right price. I use horn hook couplers and a power pack from the 1960s. For me I get the joy and Fulf...

  • A sigh of relief.....

    Posted March 27, 2011 by Rick Phipps

    This weekend brings a sigh of relief finally. I had decided four months ago to turn my little "shop" into what I have begun to call my "train shack". While I was anxious to get track laid I didn't just want to rush into it. So began the plan of putting sheetrock up to be able to have a backdrop for ...

  • Ending the Never Ending Layout Design

    Posted March 26, 2011 by Roger Broederdorf

    I know I have posted before that I have finalized my design of the small portable layout I am building, (40 inches x 78 inches isn't real small or portable, but not very large either) but as things go, another couple changes.... this is it.... Honestly ... Completely Done... not to be changed again....

  • Model Railroad Software Freeware

    Posted March 25, 2011 by Bob Langer

    I released the gold version of a program I wrote to inventory model railroad equipment including cars, locomotives, structures, electonics and all the books from your library . Easy Model Railroad Inventory is freeware and can be downloaded to your computer. The program has been in develop...

  • Building On Memories and Dreams

    Posted March 25, 2011 by Chris P

    Growing up, I was the product of great parents, great friends, and a love for a great hobby. Like some of us, the hobby of model railroading; and a great hobby it is, was handed down to me from my father who enjoyed building miniature layouts for my brother and I. As kids, we had an infinite im...