• Historic Gas Station in H0 as free download

    Posted August 14, 2013 by Peter Wehrhahn

    Where are your model people buying the gas for all the cars on your layout?Do you like to get a really fine model of an authentic US-prototype gasstation?The german cardmodel-designer Godwin T. Petermann makes his design available to everybody - for free! Thanks to Godwin. It is easy to build....

  • Count your blessings

    Posted July 8, 2013 by Joseph Antosiak

    I've often heard parents complain about their child's fascination with trains (real or model). When I hear "I just don't know what to do with him," I always feel compelled to tell them my story.   I was fascinated by trains since before I can remember; my mother told me that when she asked m...

  • Oversize Load Conditions

    Posted June 5, 2013 by Joseph Antosiak

    From Model Railroader magazine, July 2008: oversized loads may be moved in regular freight trains or in special trains. A special train is normally required when a dimensional load meets any of the following conditions:   - Overall width exceeds 13 feet; - multiple-car load over 135 feet lon...

  • Finally...........The Shack lives again!

    Posted May 24, 2013 by Rick Phipps

    Anyone of you that has been keeping up with me knows the conundrum I have been in for the last six months. For those of you who don't, a little history. I have been working at getting my Shack to a point to where I could comfortably set up a small HO scale layout. It is located in a 10' X 12' "shack...

  • The Model Railway Show - Download 'em all!

    Posted April 23, 2013 by Trevor Marshall

    Listeners have asked for this - and now we're delivering:All episodes of The Model Railway Show - right back to our very first show - are now available for downloading at the Internet Archive!https://archive.org/details/TheModelRailwayShowIn addition, we've updated our show feeds to iTunes and RSS, ...

  • Missing Railmodel Journal September 1989

    Posted April 11, 2013 by Steven Johnson

    I just learned of this site and love it!  What lead me to this site originally was my search for a series on the sand operations in Ottawa, IL.  There was a three issue article series that started in July running through September.  The September 1989 issue is missing from the archive...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0052

    Posted March 31, 2013 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0052 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Robert Simmons about using a decommissioned ambulance to transport his layout to train shows. We also talk to Lance Mindheim about the value of planning a layout that allows you to run frequent, solo operating sessions.   The Model Ra...

  • A Reawakening .... Of Sorts.

    Posted March 15, 2013 by Rick Phipps

    Today while sitting in the recliner I had an epiphany of sorts. I had went to the local library to kill some time and came across a book by Linn Westcott titled "Model Railroading with John Allen".         Now for some of you, immediately thoughts and visions of his Gorre ...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0051

    Posted March 14, 2013 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0051 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Scott Perry - a layout designer who has created an alternative to the 4x8 for beginning modelers. We also talk with Lynn Mitchell from Woodland Scenics.   The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, thought-provoking podcast. For more i...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0050

    Posted February 14, 2013 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0050 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Joel Priest, who at 12 became the NMRA's youngest-ever Master Model Railroader. We also talk with Greg Amer about how he's getting his two young boys involved in the hobby by working on a sophisticated,  prototype-based switching layout. ...