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Better Looking Barrels

Wooden barrels have many uses around a model railroad. You can load them up on flat cars, you can place them strategically around your layout, by buildings, say in front of the general store, or on any loading dock be … Continue reading

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Great Animation Ideas Part 2

This is the second in a series of YouTube videos demonstrating simple animations you can create for you garden railroad using simple motor and gear setups. These videos were created by Noel Wilson, a large scale modeler who is always … Continue reading

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Great Animation Ideas Part 1

One of the wonderful things about Large Scale railroading is the great community of talented people that are willing to share their knowledge about the hobby. One of my train buddies, Noel Wilson, is a wonderful large scale modeler and … Continue reading

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Working with Styrene – Part 1

When you start scratch building your modeling projects (building from scratch, as it were) one of the easiest building materials to work with is styrene. This plastic material comes in a dizzying array of thicknesses, sizes, and shapes. Pipes, I-Beams, … Continue reading

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