Model Trains & Railroads Tips

Model trains tips, tricks and secrets
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

i prefer ho track but would look at all sites sentTrack Constructionhttp://www.hoslotcarracing.com/WoodenTrack.htmlhttp://www.sanphoeno.com/page.php?page=routingTrack Designhttp://www.hoslotcarracing.com/Design.htmlhttp://www.sanphoeno.com/page.php?page=layoutBothhttp://www.slotracing.co.cc/trackbuild/index.htmTrack    .. more …

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

I have two friends who do model trains who are getting me into modeling as well. One of my friends is doing HO and the other is doing N. They both argue that theirs is the best so im having trouble deciding which scale to start with. Im not 100% sure on how much space I have to work with, probably 5×6 feet. The size problem sort of points towards N scale but one of my friend says that HO is    .. more …

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

I was wondering what scale train set i would need to buy? Would O scale be ok or would i have to go with G scale? I want haul at least a six pack of beer and snacks like trail mix and popcorn inside a the rail cars.You need G for preference, but even then you must watch the speed of a train laden with 6-packs especially if there are curves, gradients or uneven track. You may be able to get away    .. more …

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Is lionel better or MTH please give me accurate answers dont give me ur opinions, please tell me by researchLionel , and MTH {Mikes Train House} train sets are nearly identical in quality and reliability. They are so close in design and function , that they have been in litigation for years , each suing the other for who stole what from who . So , who is better ? Flip a coin , it’s that close.    .. more …

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

please anybody tell me how to make one that works…..its due in a week and a half. any ideas would be helpfulIf you are to demonstrate principles, then using bearing balls or marbles and building track out of wires is the best choice – with a hand turned crank & chain or string with a scoop to pull the ball to the top of the first hill. N gauge model RR track can be used for either model RR    .. more …

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

ART “Patched Vision”: Fabric artist Abby Osborne’s exhibit will be on display from April 10 to April 25 at the Tombaugh Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano Drive. Her work combines multiple layers of patterns and symbols to achieve a sense of spirituality in her work. An open gallery event will start at 6:30 p.m. April 10 and Osborne will give a talk and demo. Gallery    .. more …

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I have 2 HO scale train sets a union pacific one and a santa fe one. they are made by athearn i believe. i have 2 switch tracks stupidly i bought both of them left so the turn to the same side. i also have about 33 curved tracks, and around 20 straight tracks (9″ in length) and i cant figure out what type of layout to make. i dont have DCC and that makes it harder. not only that but whenever i    .. more …

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

hi. my family is originally from philly and they are coming to spend christmas with us. my grandpa was a huge model railroad enthusiast and this year marks the 20th anniversary of his death. what i wanted to do since i have a model trainset was to create a philly-style theme this year. does anyone know a place where i could find septa ho scale trains? thanks. and btw, PHILLIES KICK ASS!!!!!!!!HO    .. more …

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

DO you remember those days of marble competitions at school when kids played ‘for keeps’, and that was perfectly acceptable or long, summer holidays of backyard cricket, possibly with a home-made cricket bat? DO you remember those days of marble competitions at school when kids played ‘for keeps’, and that was perfectly acceptable or long, summer holidays of backyard cricket, possibly with a    .. more …

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

I’m trying to find scale models of buildings kinda like those little cars you put together. I can’t find them at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Anyone know a reliable site? E-Bay and Amazon don’t have much either.”kinda like those little cars you put together”Just about all miniatures have a scale associated with them. What scale are YOU talking about??Model railroad stores carry buildings and scenery    .. more …