How To Build Roads And Paved Areas For Your Model Railroad

Here’s a great video explaining how to easily create roads and paved areas for your model railroad using the Woodland Scenics range of products.

Matt takes you step-by-step through the process of making a road and a railroad crossing.

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Dave’s Model Train Layout After 2 Years Of Work

Dave has built an amazing model train layout over the years. Have a look at the video below which was taken in 2009 after 2 years of work on his model train layout.

We often get emails from frustrated beginners who are complaining about how long it takes to plan a model train layout and get it finished… I just shake my head when I read them. It’s the “I want it now” mentality that ruins the enjoyment that could be had.

A model train layout is never finished… As Dave has demonstrated! 

Enjoy the adventure… That’s why building a model train layout is such an amazing hobby. Look at the amount of fun Dave has had since about 2007.

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Improving Your Model Railroad With Simple Animations

There is nothing better than a well detailed and realistic looking model railroad And Laurie is the King of detailing his model railroad…

Have a look at the video below to see how Laurie has added some clever animation to his Blackstone C-19 locomotive and caboose.

It is amazing what can be achieved with some creativity. I realise that Laurie is an exception, but have a look at his fireman shoveling coal, the firedoor flashing on the back of the boiler, the animated brakeman swinging a working lantern and the rear marker lights. They are just awesome!  

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Laurie Makes Fine Adjustments To His Blackstone Locomotive Bells

Laurie is a perfectionist and has made some fine adjustments to his Blackstone locomotive bells.

The bell swing action now perfectly matches the Tsunami sound. 

A model railroad is never finished and it is a lot of fun… Look out for the Hollywood car in the background!

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Model Railroad Tunnel Access

Many of you asked how Dave gets access to any trains that may derail in his long tunnel… Well the video below demonstrates how.

So many beginners make the mistake of creating elaborate tunnels in mountains and completely forget about need to get access after a derailment. Hopefully this video has helped. Please comment below…

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Adding a Working Bell and Lights to a Steam Engine

Laurie has added a working bell and lights to this Hon3 Blackstone K-27 locomotive.

Laurie achieved this by installing a tiny motor in the cabin which is connected to a 2nd decoder. The decoder is programmed to work the bell, the classification marker lamps and the firebox flicker under the locomotive.

It looks sensational…

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Model Train Tunnel Construction

Watch this video as Dave demonstrates how he constructed his new tunnels for his model railroad.

Take note of when Dave explains the removable section to correct any future derailments. Often beginners will create elaborate tunnels and forget about access when the train derails in the tunnel.

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Modified Blackstone C-19 Locomotives And Coaches To Inspire You

This is a demonstration by Laurie of his 3 Blackstone HOn3 C-19 locomotives.

Laurie is a brilliant model railroader and has modified these locomotives to include much more functionality and animations… Look out for these in the video, they are amazing.

2nd decoders, installation of SMD LED’s and perfectly synced working bells with the Tsunami bell sounds is just some of the extras Laurie has added. Enjoy the video…

The Blackstone C-19 locomotives all come with Soundtraxx Tsunami DCC which are great quality. 


How To Set Up A Model Train Set for Adults

Looking for information on how to set up a model train set for adults?

Then check out this video which shows how to set up a Walthers HO scale trainline model train set.

Model train sets are a great way to get started in the hobby. But model train sets for adults differ from the toy trains that are made for kids.

The Walthers Trainline HO scale Canadian Pacific freight train set is a great train set for adults. Click here for more information…

A Model Railroad Is Never Finished

A model railroad is never finished and this is what makes model railroading so much fun.

Things will always need changing and upgrading, so don’t think for a minute that you’ll build your model railroad and then have nothing to do. Model railroading is a lifetime hobby and that means a lifetime of fun and enjoyment.

Watch the video below as Dave takes you through the upgrades and changes he is making to his fantastic model railroad in his loft. Dave also demonstrates his new hot wire cutter which eliminates all the mess involved with cutting foam.

Items mentioned in the video:
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