Digital Command Control – Are You Considering DCC for Your Model Railroad?

Digital Command Control, or DCC as it is commonly known, is a clever way to control more than one locomotive on your model railroad and have them both doing different things. In the past a power pack would provide a DC voltage to the track. By increasing or decreasing the voltage this would determine the…

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How To Build A Model Train Table And Model Railroad Benchwork

Do you want to build a model train table for your child’s Thomas set or the benchwork for your own model railroad? Either way, you will need a good set of plans with step by step instructions, and a little skill. The only skill you require is to read a basic set of instructions and…

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The First Model Train Newsletter of 2011 Is Now Online.

The latest model train newsletter is now online for you. You can find it by clicking here or visiting: http://modelrailwaynews.com/model-train-newsletter-060111/   In this issue of the model train newsletter:   1. How To Paint Rock Faces Easily 2. 4 Tips To Building a Model Train Layout on a Tight Budget 3. Why Are HO Scale…

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HO Scale Model Train Layouts – Why You Should Consider HO Scale

HO scale model train layouts are incredibly popular. However in the United Kingdom they are referred to OO scale. They are not exactly the same but very close. The popularity has come about because you don’t need a lot of space to enjoy a well detailed model railroad. Model Railways in HO scale are 1:87,…

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How To Paint The Rock Faces Of A Model Railroad

. Here’s a great how to video that shows you how to paint the rock faces of your model railroad using simple acrylic paints. Ross demonstrates the technique to spraying thinned acrylic paints to create very realistic looking rock faces on hills and mountains. The process is easy and I hope it inspires you to…

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Build a Model Railroad – 4 Tips To Building a Model Train Layout on a Tight Budget

When you go from owning a model train set that you run on the kitchen table to building a model railway in your basement you will probably be concerned about the cost. Some passionate model railroaders have spent thousands of dollars on building their model railroads. But, you don’t need to spend that much on…

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Model Train Newsletter Now Online – Issue # 311210

The latest model train newsletter is now online for you. You can find it by visiting:   http://modelrailwaynews.com/?p=431   In this issue of the newsletter:   1. Model Railroad Scenery – How To Make Trees 2. Model Railway Structures and Buildings 3. The Scenic Model Railroad at Smokey Mountain Trains 4. Latest News in the…

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Building a Model Railway – You Need To Know How To Lay Track, Connect Electrics And Create Scenery

Building a model railway means you need some basic knowledge of how to lay the railway track, connect the electrics and create scenery. The manufacturers have made it very easy to do all of this. The instructions that come with the model train sets of today are very clear and simple to follow. Color coding…

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