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 shipping its first board, the Blue Horse. This is one of the first Bluetooth control boards for Model Trains. I am happy to say, that…

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Small Display Layout with Variable LED Lighting

While researching how to light my Mound City 1862 display layout, I received some very innovative lighting recommendations from Joseph Norris. I met Joseph through the Yahoo Small Layout Design Group. Joseph has been experimenting with a lighting design using bright LEDs that can easily be dimmed manually or electronically. He made his own…

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Carl Arendt's Squarefoot Estate Railway, G scale in one square foot

Consider the Small Layout

NOTE: Many of the sample layouts featured in this article were borrowed from Carl Arendt’s web site. Links back to appropriate page on Carl’s site have been provided. Among North American Model Railroad Hobbyists, there is a predominant thought that a “real” layout is one that fills a large space such as a…

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Mound City Map

Mound City 1862 – Overview

Mound City 1862 is a display layout I am building that is intended to travel and be shown much like is done in the UK and Europe. This will be my first true display layout. I have exhibited with the Free-mo organization at the National Train Show in 2012 and enjoyed it…

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KBScale Tipper Wagon and Platform Wagon

Fun with O14

I always have several projects in the works at any one time. I like variety! One of the projects I am contemplating is a micro layout based on the copper smelting operations in northern Michigan. Inside the smelter buildings they used an industrial tram way. Both electric and diesel motors were apparently used. O14…

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