Model Train Layout Comes Alive

Model railroaders spend hour after hour making their model train layouts look more realistic. It becomes an obsession… Buildings, locomotives and cars get weathered and then weathered again for that perfect aged look.

There are so many different techniques to weather structures and along your model railroading journey you will continue to learn new and improved techniques.

Adding rust to roof sheets, water marks to walls, creating bush fires and smoke or having the perfect looking river, pond or lake are all part of the journey.

And the ultimate compliment is when a stranger comments on how realistic your layout looks…

…And that’s why you are going to love this video… Turn up your speakers, click play and when the video finishes please comment below. I can’t wait to read what you have to say. Enjoy!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNRbocWYA5M[/youtube]

BREAKING NEWS – the above video has been selected  as a top 50 semi-finalist in the YouTube/Ridley Scott “Your Film Festival” contest.

If you enjoyed the video then please go here http://www.youtube.com/user/yourfilmfestival?x=player/lis5PT1PCW8__en_us  and vote for this film to win. Voting stops on the 13th July 2012.

*edit*  This amazing video was filmed on the LMRA Model Railroad Associations, Gulf & Denver Railroad Authority, Layout in Fort Worth Texas. The layout has been over 20 years in the making and this video really pays tribute to the hard work by their members.

Below is a slide show of that very layout.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf-pgzmW8Bg[/youtube]

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Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan fell in love with model trains at the age of six when he visited an NMRA Convention in Seattle with his father. Forty two years later, his passion remains just as strong. After achieving a successful career in architecture, Dan’s particular interest is within layouts and buildings. With a wealth of knowledge on the subject, Dan loves nothing more than sharing this with others and is delighted in the forum of members who are brought together over the hobby they have in common. Dan lives with his wife Helen in Washington. As a professional painter, Helen has learnt through Dan about Model Trains and they now enjoy working on projects together. The only member of the family who isn’t allowed to join in is their over-enthusiastic Labrador called William who has been strictly banned from the workshop! You can find Dan on Google here!
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Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan fell in love with model trains at the age of six when he visited an NMRA Convention in Seattle with his father. Forty two years later, his passion remains just as strong. After achieving a successful career in architecture, Dan’s particular interest is within layouts and buildings. With a wealth of knowledge on the subject, Dan loves nothing more than sharing this with others and is delighted in the forum of members who are brought together over the hobby they have in common.
Dan lives with his wife Helen in Washington. As a professional painter, Helen has learnt through Dan about Model Trains and they now enjoy working on projects together. The only member of the family who isn’t allowed to join in is their over-enthusiastic Labrador called William who has been strictly banned from the workshop! You can find Dan on Google here!