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Jim Sacco’s City Classics Display Layout

Many suppliers of Model Railroad materials build display layouts to show how their products will look/work on a layout. Many times these layouts are not…

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Posted in Layout Spotlight Modular Layouts

Small Layout Meet 2017

The 2017 Small Layout Meet was a success once again. It seems each year it grows a little more. This years venue moved to the…

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Layout by Matt Ruzicka
Posted in Layout Spotlight Small Layout Design Ideas TRAIN ORDERS

Small Layout Meet 2017

The Small Layout Meet is Back! June 10, 2017, 10AM – 4PM Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, INC 12505 C.R. 99 Findlay, OH 45840 Same people,…

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Room layout drawn is SketchUp
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PESHEKEE RIVER RAILROAD II – Learning from mistakes

Sometimes you just have to learn the hard way. My original Peshekee River Railroad design located  the layout in my basement workshop. Now I do…

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Switching Challenge Room Dimensions
Posted in Small Layout Design Ideas

Layout Design Journal 2016 Switching Operation Challenge

If you have a passion for fiddling with track and switching, this might be the thing for you. The Model Railroad Layout Design SIG (LDSIG) is…

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Posted in TRAIN ORDERS

If we did not make mistakes we would never learn anything

This months article on building legs includes a couple mistakes or where I did not follow the original design. We have to realize that making…

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Posted in Modular Layouts Small Layout How To Articles

BUILDING A FREE-MO MODULE – Part II #modelrailroad #fremo

This month we will take a look at building the legs for our Free-mo module. As I stated in prior articles (FREE-MO MODULE DESIGN and BUILDING A…

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Posted in Prototype Railroads Small Layout Design Ideas

Prototype 30″ Gauge Railways – Kauai Plantation Railroads #modelrailroad #narrowgauge

Many people model narrow gauge in On30 and HOn30. Most of these are stand-ins for 36″ or 24″ gauge railways. I thought it would be…

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Posted in Train Control

Bluerail Trains Board About To Ship #bluerailtrains #modelrailroad

The hobby is changing fast these days and nothing is moving faster than the train control options. In the next couple days Bluerail Trains will begin…

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Turnout Control with Servos

With the building of my new Free-mo module set “The Boat Yard“, I have had to change some of my usual “go to” items. I have…

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