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    • Selling Model Trains Created: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Tips for selling used model trains.
    • Locating Your Layout - Where's the Best Place to Build a Model Railroad? Created: Monday, August 06, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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    • Miniature Layout Lighting Projects for Scenery and Structures Created: Sunday, January 09, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Miniature lighting projects for model railroad layouts.
    • Model Train Track Curves and Minimum Curve Issues Created: Thursday, May 15, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Model train track curves may seem like a simple issue, but there can be much more to track curves than meets the eye. Track curves on model railroad layouts require some planning and knowledge of a...
    • Model Train Track Grades and Maximum Grade Issues Created: Saturday, May 17, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Track grade is the slope of a railroad track. The track grade is expressed as the percentage of its rise for the length of its run. For example,if you have 100 inches of model railroad track, and t...
    • What Is the Best Model Train Scale? Created: Thursday, February 17, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      What scale, or size, of model trains is best?
    • Weathering Techniques Created: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Hub of articles for various weathering techniques to age model trains.
    • Wiring a Model Railroad for Block Operation Created: Saturday, January 28, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Wiring a model railroad for multiple train operations with blocks.
    • Converting Track Curves Measurements from Degrees to Radius Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Prototype curves aren't measured by their radius but by degrees. How can you convert a prototypical curve to model proportions? A little math can shed some light on just how tight our model curves ...
    • What is the Minimum Curve Radius for Model Trains? Created: Sunday, October 17, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Nothing impacts a track plan like the minimum radius of your curves. How sharp is too sharp? There are several answers to this simple question.
    • Mixing Model Trains from Different Manufacturers Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Can you mix model trains from different manufacturers? Yes, but there are some things you need to know." itemprop="description"> Thursday, October 21, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Answers to common questions about model trains and railroads.
    • Wire Gauge Standards for Model Train Layouts Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Standards and guidelines for selecting the right wire for your model railroad." itemprop="description"> Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      A quick guide to basic electronic components common in model railroading.
    • Basic Electrical Terms for Model Trains Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Basic electrical terms and properties and how they apply to model trains.
    • Norfolk Southern Heritage Locomotive Model Listing Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Listing and comparison of features and costs for models of Norfolk Southern's Heritage locomotive in all scales.
    • Alco RS-3 - A Locomotive Profile Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
      Prototype history of Alco's RS-3 diesel locomotive and a list of available scale models." itemprop="description"> Sunday, March 16, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      Prototype history the Alco 4-6-6-4 type of steam locomotive and a list of available scale models." itemprop="description"> Sunday, March 16, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014
      Prototype history of Alco's S-2 diesel locomotive and a list of available scale models." itemprop="description"> Friday, March 14, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014
      Product Review of the Bowser HO scale Alco C630 / MLW C630M.
    • Alco C-630 - A Locomotive Profile Created: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014
      Prototype history of Alco's C-630 diesel locomotive and a list of available scale models." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      Product review of Walthers' HO scale Amtrak Amfleet cars, deluxe edition.
    • Painting Model Trains Created: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
      Tips and techniques for painting model trains.
    • Spring Mills Depot PD-3000 Covered Hopper Reviewed Created: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
      Review of the Spring Mills Depot HO scale PD-3000 covered hopper.
    • Noch Weathering Creams Reviewed Created: Sunday, February 16, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014
      Review of Noch weathering creams.
    • Building Model Kits Created: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014
      Model railroad kits come in a great variety of materials. Learn the basics to building a quality model out of any of them.
    • Assembling Resin Kits Created: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014
      Tips for assembling resin model kits.
    • Painting Model Trains with an Airbrush Created: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014
      An airbrush may be one of the most useful, and intimidating tools in model railroading. Learning how to use one properly will allow you to make the most of your models.
    • Master Airbrush Paint Booth Reviewed Created: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014
      Review of the Master Airbrush paint booth.
    • Wheels of Time PC-90 Piggy Packer Reviewed Created: Friday, February 14, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014
      Review of the new Wheels of Time PC-90 "Piggy Packer" model, available in HO and N scales.
    • Mallet Steam Locomotives Created: Thursday, February 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014
      Explanation of Mallet type steam locomotives.
    • Compact Railroad Junctions for Model Train Layouts Created: Saturday, February 08, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014
      A railroad junction can be a busy place. Learn how to model one in less space on a model railroad to make the most of these operations.

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