• 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...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0037

    Posted April 30, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0037 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Jim Wells from Fantasonics Engineering about adding scenic sound to one's layout. We also talk to Fritz Milhaupt about the Operations Road Show. The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, thought-provoking podcast. For more information - inclu...

  • Module - schmodule...

    Posted April 21, 2012 by Toni Ryan

      Got a bit more done on the module this week.  I tried to carve the foam with a razor knife.  fter nearly severing a thumb, I headed for the hobby shop to pick up a hot wire foam cutter.  While I was ther eI grabbed some ME code 55 rail, a few pieces of Atlas 55 flex track and s...

  • Any Modelers in Northern Alberta?

    Posted April 17, 2012 by Jerret Puchailo

    Hello, i am wondering if there are any HO scale modelers located in the area between Edmonton, Alberta, and GrandPrarrie, Alberta...or within that general area?  As far as i know there is only 1 that i know of outside Edmonton.

  • Sad News

    Posted April 15, 2012 by Darrin Godwin

    With sorrowful heart, I need to let the member of TL know that Saturday April 14, 2012 was the funeral for a good friend,fellow modeler and TL member, Tony Howard. I Knew Tony for about 6 years. We met at a Hobby Lobby in the train/scenery department. He was with his 3 kids and was looking for ...