I was recently browsing eBay for some of the IHC “Homes of Yesterday and Today”, and came across some N scale buildings I didn’t recognize. Having have been in the hobby for so long, this doesn’t happen often, so my interest was piqued.
There are some important precautions that must be taken when installing DCC decoders in Micro-Trains’s SW1500s.
Virtual Sound Decoders bring sound cheaply and easily to N scale models. In this article, I’ll get started talking about my discoveries around them.
I know this is about 3 months late, but during the B&O Museum’s Holiday Festival of Trains, I got a chance to stretch the legs on my four EMD “pups” (end cab switchers) with a coal train.
Over the past few months, I’ve spent a bunch of time looking for good reference photos of York PA in the 80s. While I was doing that, I found a big surprise…
Some new Maryland Midland power has shown up in York. Back in 2004, I worked on a special run project with Atlas while at MB Klein: Maryland Midland’s GP38-3s. I didn’t buy a set, because I was a broke college student, but I’ve finally rectified that situation.
I consider myself incredibly lucky to live in an area surrounded by fellow modelers. One of the perks of this is getting to participate in ops sessions on their railroads. I was able to do this at my friend John’s first “real” session.
Micro Slide Switches are a great way to control N scale turnouts, but they’re tough to solidly mount when you’re using something soft as your scenery base. I’ve developed a trick to solve that problem.
Woodland Scenics has, for years, been the default ballast choice of model railroaders. I’m not happy with it though, so I went looking for something better. I found it in sanded grout.
Some thoughts I had put together on layout planning. These are a repost from The Railwire.