• Keeping busy

    Posted July 24, 2012 by Toni Ryan

      I have been working on stripping the F7 shell that you may have seen in my airbrushing troubles video.  I felt bad about spraying on all that flourescent pink without a suitable basecoat to show it off!  The new paint washed off pretty easily with just some 70% rubbing alchohol. &nb...

  • Relaxing...

    Posted June 24, 2012 by Toni Ryan

      The past couple of weeks have seen all the wiring finished on the module.  I have tested the throttle bus, and repaired the fascia after the module fell off the sawhorses.  The tailtrack extension is almost finished, just needs a last bit of soldering/sanding and some paint then I c...

  • Entry Lost...

    Posted June 10, 2012 by Toni Ryan

    The last entry was lost to the ether when something crashed on my computer.  It had something to do with my adjustable module legs.   I am using 1" steel electrical conduit for the upper part of the leg with a 7/8" hardwoord dowel for the lower section.  The dowel is drilled for clea...

  • Modeling the prototype Indiana RR SD90's

    Posted June 7, 2012 by Eric Rissman

     A short add on, if your wanting to do AN"Y kind of prototype modeling pics are always useful! I use all the basic websites plus extra searches. Here are the links to the 2 units im doing below from a few sites. Enjoy!   http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php 9002    ...

  • INRD SD9043 build from Kato unit

    Posted June 7, 2012 by Eric Rissman

     Well, here it goes kids. I got lucky and scored both numbers of the Indiana RR SD9043Mac from Kato. I've been detailing for more then 10 years, and haven't done a kato unit in sometime! After getting my 1st unit, #9002 I set forth looking at pics and figuring out a plan. I originally planned o...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0038a

    Posted June 6, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0038a - a special edition of The Model Railway Show - we speak with Seth Neumann, President of the Layout Design SIG and an Operations SIG Director. Seth describes the two groups, as well as the special activities they have planned for members attending Grand Rails 2012, this year's ...

  • OW - My back!

    Posted May 28, 2012 by Toni Ryan

      We had our second local Free.Mo.N meetup last weekend.  This was the first time any of us had got together and actually hooked modules together.  There were folks from 100 miles away that came!  Using the butt joints as suggested by the N-land Pacific group worked stunningly we...

  • Roadbed transitions

    Posted May 27, 2012 by Darrin Godwin

    Here is what I did for the roadbed transition such as for industrial spurs and other short type of drops or inclines. As long as the grade is straight this works really well, trains WILL stay on the track. I used a chipboard type cardboard such as a cereal or shoebox. I first cut the ...

  • 15 years, then question answered

    Posted May 17, 2012 by Cap't.Jack Scrymgeour

    I was poking around in my garage tonight and ran across my 1st train set! and loads of Nscale bachmann eztrack. Anyway I was wondering back to when i was a little boy when I got the set, why would my train stall on the turnouts it was very hard for a kid not knowing why my turn outs didt well turnou...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0038

    Posted May 14, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0038 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Iain Rice and Brian Scace - two layout planners who regularly tackle challenging designs. Iain and Brian share their tips and tricks. The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, thought-provoking podcast. For more information - including how to...