Fleischmann Model Trains-A Historical Overview

Fleishmann model trains is a company that is based in Nuremberg, Germany and has business since 1887. However, in the early years of this companies history it was only involved in the manufacture of toys. The chief among these was toy boats, and it wasn’t until 1939 that they entered into the model railroading industry.…

Continue Reading →

Tyco Model Trains-A Familiar Brand Name

The name Tyco is a brand name that many of us are familiar with because they are also known for manufacturing various types of toys including Tyco model trains and slot cars. The initial train scale that this company pursued is the Ho scale during the early and mid fifties, and is a time that…

Continue Reading →

Adjusting Model Train Layout Switch Machines And Ground Throws

The objective when throwing your switch points is to move one point away from the stock rail while pushing the other against the opposite stock rail which must result in holding it securely. There are two ways in which this can be accomplished, and they are through some type of remote control or by doing…

Continue Reading →

Using Mirrors On Model Train Layouts

If you have been involved in model railroading for some time, you’re keenly aware that building a model train layout involves a reasonable investment of time, patience, and of course, money.  With that said, however, that is part of the enjoyment of this hobby!  Given that layouts are not built over night, rather many nights,…

Continue Reading →

Model Train Layout Roadbed

Roadbed according to the free on-line dictionary is the foundation upon which the ties, rails, and ballast of a railroad are laid.  It isn’t unusual for many model railroaders who are new to the hobby to lay their track directly on a piece of plywood or whatever type of hard surface they’ve chose for their…

Continue Reading →

Creating Model Train Layout Water Effects

Dave from Michigan Toy Soldier does a great job in demonstrating how to create a water effect and information about the product he is using.  I think these videos will be very helpful……I’ve added a second video by Matt and Trevor who are also using Woodland Scenics Magic Water and these two guys do a…

Continue Reading →

Model Train Layout Backdrop

Most model railroaders probably give little to thought to the fact that our model train layouts are constructed in an indoor setting of some sort.  We build them in whatever space is available, which can be in a basement, spare room, garage, or possibly an attic space.  However, the layouts which we spend so much…

Continue Reading →

Tips For Adding Loads To Model Train Freight Cars

There is a great which is said about creating a model railroad that replicates a prototype railroad in exacting detail.  Even those which are built based on a creative idea, whose source is strictly the imagination of the model railroader should present as many hints of realism as is possible. As part of this effort,…

Continue Reading →

Creating Highways and Roads For Your Model Train Layout

The aspect of your model railroad which brings it to life and creates the illusion of realism is its scenery.  One essential part of scenery to this end is the highways and roads which are always present in cities and outlying areas. Where your trains require tracks to travel on, the vehicles that you add…

Continue Reading →

Model Train Scenery Advice And Tips

There is nothing that is really comparable to the sense of accomplishment and creative process you experience as a model train hobbyist when you design and construct the scenery for your model railroad. The more obvious decisions a model railroader will make have more to do with the choice of a particular scale, track planning,…

Continue Reading →

Page 2 of 6