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Mar 13, 3D Printing

Fri, 2020-03-13 06:12
Looking for someone to make a special product or structure for your layout that you can't find anywhere else? Send your picture or drawing to John and he'll make it for you at a great price...

Mar 13, The New Chandler Woodburning-Solder Tool

Fri, 2020-03-13 06:00
This new woodburning-soldering multipurpose tool by Chandler would be a great addition to your model railroading tool collection

Mar 7, BYMRR Photos on Flickr

Sat, 2020-03-07 05:47
I recently organized about 2600 of my model railroad photos on Flickr. You can even use them as a slideshow on your computer if you wish...

Mar 3, Kitbashing with Scale Plans

Tue, 2020-03-03 01:58
We've recently completed modeling the Monon Depot in Lafayette, Indiana. Someone mentioned to me that the main part of it looked like a bank, so I lopped

Mar 1, Tracks-006 Issue #6 - March, 2020

Sun, 2020-03-01 03:54
This issue of Tracks-006 contains a ton of new tips, pics and videos all about model railroading.

Feb 29, Lionel O Scale Hopper -Black

Sat, 2020-02-29 05:39
Another great Lionel product, used but in very good condition. O Scale hopper obtained from Mike Basto's antique train collection. Not sure when this

Feb 27, O Scale Rail Car

Thu, 2020-02-27 04:34
This is a used O scale railcar made by Lionel. It is in very good condition. Would like to get $15 for it which includes shipping. Send me an email if

Feb 17, Chandler Heat Gun Review

Mon, 2020-02-17 06:46
This is a product review of the Chandler Heat Gun.

Feb 16, MTH Rail King RDC Budd 2 car add on set O gauge

Sun, 2020-02-16 20:32
This is an MTH Rail King RDC Budd 2 car add on set (non powered) O gauge (O/027) The markings are Port Authority of Allegheny County, from the Pittsburgh/Monongahela

Feb 6, Glue Gun Review

Thu, 2020-02-06 05:37
This is a product review of the Chandler 100 watt glue gun

Feb 2, Tracks Issue #5

Sun, 2020-02-02 05:17
February, 2020 Issue #5 of Tracks - a free monthly newsletter full of tips, techniques, photos and videos to enhance your enjoyment of model railroading.

Jan 28, Problems with paint adhering to models?

Tue, 2020-01-28 03:56
Tip from Model Railroad Hobbyist: Sometimes model pain doesn't want to adhere well to models. To remedy this, you can spray the area you want to paint with an adhesion promoter that you can buy at most auto supply stores. Before it dries, use whatever color spray paint you wish to use. It must be spray paint. You can't paint over it with a brush.

Jan 22, Tracks Preview:

Wed, 2020-01-22 05:47

Here is a preview of the topics coming up in the new February Issue of Tracks... Uncoupling Tips How to Install a DCC Decoder in Any Locomotive Building Decks to Hide Switch Machines How to Get Trains to Run More Smoothly How to Use Natural Materials to Create the Best Scenery More Pics from the Layouts We Love Videos of the Month Upcoming Train Shows and Events *****

Jan 9, 0-6-0 Vintage Steam Locomotive and 3 Passenger Cars

Thu, 2020-01-09 03:59
Price: $49.00 for the locomotive and 3 passenger cars. This old vintage Lionel O-scale steam-powered passenger train was found in a friend's attic along

Jan 3, Model Railroad Control Panel

Fri, 2020-01-03 04:49
How to make a model railroad control panel with remote turnout switches, accessory switches, turntable controls, etc. for your model railroad layout.

Jan 3, Blue Ridge and Southern Model Railroad Photos and Videos

Fri, 2020-01-03 04:45
Here are some photos and videos of my BR&S RR - a work in progress, but also a labor of love.

Dec 28, Tracks #004

Sat, 2019-12-28 05:51
A free monthly newsletter all about model railroading from the author(s) of

Dec 23, Model Train Supplies

Mon, 2019-12-23 05:38
Many of the model train supplies that you will need to build your model railroad can be found on this page.

Dec 20, Christmas and Trains

Thu, 2019-12-19 21:00
I ran this article on the Blog a few years ago. When I reread it again recently it was still fun to be reminded of this history. So I thought my BYMRR readers might like to see it again...
Merry Christmas to All and a Happy New Year!
--> Here is a great article about the history of toy trains and model railroading and why trains are so commonly associated with Christmas...

Dec 14, Transportation Safety

Sat, 2019-12-14 06:46
Real life information about how to use technology to create safety for transportation workers sponsored by Netradyne.