British N Gauge Model Railway At Littlewood This is footage taken of our Modern Image ‘N’ Gauge Model Railway ‘Littlewood’ at a Model Railway Exhibition near Wolverhampton. The layout was exhibited all around the UK between 1996 and 2007, attending over 50 shows. The track plan comprises a double track mainline which passes through three levels; on the middle level it is joined by two slow lines, making a quadruple section. The lower level mainline [More]
Build A Model Train Layout At Home This video series, hosted by Michael Gross, will teach you the simple how-to workshop techniques you need to know to take an HO scale electric train set and make it a scenic model railroad. We’ll show you how to build a 4×8 model train table (benchwork) from plywood, lay sections of track, create easy realistic scenery using foam and paint, assemble model buildings, and wire your layout with [More]
How to build a model train layout I am starting a new video series on how to build a model railroad layout from start to Finish. Learn from my mistakes to save time and money, and see if you want to do things differently on your layout. Recommended ReadingPainting Rocks – Model Trains Part 25 “A”Model railway track layoutsAlvaville HO Scale Model Railroad – Painting and ballasting trackHow to Make Realistic Scenery for Model Train [More]
UPDATE: I know the Zimo controller is spelt Zimo – I put one too many ‘Ms’ in when writing it out in the video. With so many DCC controllers and decoders on the market, and so many people reporting problems with them all – I thought I’d take an investigative look into this, Columbo style! Haha – In all seriousness however, it’s a very important issue that affects the majority of people into model railways. [More]
Painting of cast plaster rocks (embedded in a plaster of paris landscape) with acrylic (water-based) paints.? Painting rocks made simple. Our Rock work is all cured now we’re ready to add some color and Miles is brought three colors out of here three colors right this technique is absolutely so foolproof we call it leopard spotting and all I’m going to do is put about 50% of the rock colored with this yellow this is [More]
TGV Model Railroad Right here is a video good for individuals aged from 7 to… 97 years old plus more ! Look into those model railways inspired by a few most stunning French areas. Wheeled vehicle, surroundings, and every detail through the records are only amazing… A video by trainstrain1 Recommended ReadingModel railway track layoutsHow to Make Realistic Scenery for Model Train Layouts & DioramasModel Railroad Layouts – Planning Your Layout Is The SecretMetrolink train [More]
Bachmann Commander HO DCC Model Railroader Senior Editor Dana Kawala shows how to set up, wire, and operate this model train set from Bachmann. It features Bachmann EZ track, an EZ Command DCC system, two HO scale locomotives with DCC decoders, and a three-car Santa Fe freight train. Watch more model railroad videos at Recommended ReadingPainting Rocks – Model Trains Part 25 “A”Alvaville HO Scale Model Railroad – Painting and ballasting trackHow to Make [More]
Joe’s Model Trains Co. has developed a mini paint roller specifically designed to paint model railroad track. It comes in two sizes…one for Z / N / HO scales and one for larger track like O / S scales. Each size is adjustable and includes rollers and extra disks to easily paint all sizes of rail. Recommended ReadingPainting Rocks – Model Trains Part 25 “A”Alvaville HO Scale Model Railroad – Painting and ballasting trackHow to [More]
Bachmann Model Trains This was shot at the Model Trains Museum at Balboa Park in San Diego. I had not seen many model train layouts and certainly never filmed any, but I had to try and capture some of what they had there. They have several large and detailed layouts and I highly recommend the museum to anyone who loves trains. Recommended ReadingFitting DCC Decoders to Bachmann Derby Lightweight DMU Part 1 of 2Bachmann Class [More]
In this video I take a class 57 ‘Scott Tracy’ in the new Virgin Pendolino livery, a loco by Bachman, in her natural, out of the box DC state, test her, open her up, fit a DCC chip to her and then test her again – all in less than 10 minutes! TRANSCRIPT: Right, this video is going to be quite different to the others, this one’s going to be something special. This is a [More]
This video gives a DCC introduction and demonstrates the differences between DC and DCC The DCC Demonstration is intended to show the many advantages of digital command control over direct current DCC Introduction Digital model railway control systems are an alternative to control a layout and simplify the wiring and add more flexibility in operations. A number of control systems are available to operate locomotives on model railways. Analog systems where the speed and the [More]
Peterborough Model Railway Exhibition 2011 This is my video log coming from the various Model Railway designs that had been inside a Peterborough Model Railway Exhibition 2011 affair this current year. Thanks goes toward all model railway clubs that granted me full permission to film their fantastic designs. I think I have mostly filmed N determine layouts as there wasn’t many OO determine model railways to film but I did find a way to film [More]