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HO model railroad with airport. Leo really has bought his layout to life with his scenery, especially the LED lights for the airport

Wiring – Best Practices for Model Railroads

Since no two model railroads are exactly the same, no two model railroads will be wired exactly the same. There are however standards that should ensure that all model railroads are wired the same …

Model road layouts add interest and realism to a model railroad. Just like in real life, roads can almost always be found near a railroad track. In this video, Gerry Leone, National Model Railroad Association’s Master Model Railroader gives his tips for creating model train roads. Leone starts by building a gravel road. His gravel roads are made from 60 grit sandpaper which is coarse and textured.

Model road layouts are a great way to add realism to your model railroad. Learn how Gerry Leone makes asphalt and gravel roads for his layout.

Model railroaders are reputedly among the most frugal (read: cheap) hobbyists around. Why spend good money for details when you can utilize some very common household items? In the old days some folks swore by used coffee grounds for ground cover until the humidity turned their layout into giant Petri dishes of nasty mold and mildew. Or dryer lint for chimney smoke and who knows what? Wine corks converted into fuel tanks. Everyone has their favorite “free” scenery items and good on ya!

Model railroaders are reputedly among the most frugal hobbyists. So why spend good money for details when you can utilize some very common household items?

How to avoid 5 potentially costly track laying mistakes. From Model Railway Engineer, the best source of information for model railways.

In our eagerness to get trains running, we all often make mistakes when laying track but don't make these potentially expensive mistakes.

Lee Hnetinka always puts passion on what he does, there are always gawkers waiting for the final result and on a wag, everybody on the valley is amused by me. If your passion is to sail then sail the Amazon, mine are trains and construction sites so I’ll go to the East Hampton scale trains conference, the CEO of the biggest company will be there and my heart will be like WunWun so fast.

Lee Hnetinka always puts passion on what he does, there are always gawkers waiting for the final result and on a wag, everybody on the valley is amused by me. If your passion is to sail then sail the Amazon, mine are trains and construction sites so I’ll go to the East Hampton scale trains conference, the CEO of the biggest company will be there and my heart will be like WunWun so fast.

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Model Railroader is the world's largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts. We feature beginner and advanced help on all model railroading scales, including layout track plans, model railroad product reviews, model train news, and model railroad forums.