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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.

Dec 12, How to Reduce Risk from Common Driving Infractions

Thu, 2019-12-12 03:06
Here is another article on our series of "Using Technology for Safety in Transportation". Driver safety is one of the biggest challenges fleet managers face today due to the frequency of road accidents.

Dec 11, Drive-In Theater

Wed, 2019-12-11 04:34
How to build an actual working drive-in theater for your model railroad layout.

Dec 8, Actual N Scale working Drive In Movie Theatre

Sun, 2019-12-08 13:15
Have built three N scale layouts, 3 x 4, 4 x 4 and 3 x 6, basically all from scratch. The pics attached are from my 4 x 4 layout and depict an actual

Dec 8, Model Railroad Wiring Tips

Sun, 2019-12-08 04:20
Tips and techniques for model railroad wiring – gauges, making connections, buses, terminal strips, etc.

Dec 5, Using Technology for Safety in Transportation

Thu, 2019-12-05 02:32
This article is not directly related to model railroading, but it does have to do with real-world safety of transportation workers. I figure any way that we can use technology to make things safer for these and other employees, especially if it's efficient and affordable, should be promoted or at least made discoverable by those in the field where it could be studied and considered.

Dec 1, Tracks

Sun, 2019-12-01 04:07
Tracks - a model railroad newsletter containing new tips, pics and tricks published every month to help model railroaders everywhere to better enjoy the hobby.

Nov 27, Happy Thanksgiving!

Wed, 2019-11-27 04:48
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my model railroading colleagues, supporters, visitors and friends. I am always amazed to see that I have so many visitors from all around the world, which, in a small way, helps bring us all together. Without all of you, there would be no need for this site. So, I truly appreciate all your visits and I hope to continue to provide as much new information as I can to help you enjoy the hobby even more in the months and years ahead. Enjoy the Season and Happy Railroading!