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Tired of burned out bulbs in your locomotives? Here's an easy step-by-step for conversion to LEDs.
Converting an Athearn model train to LED lighting.
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A switching layout on a shelf featuring a heavy industrial theme...
Track plan for a HO scale model railroad with multiple industrial sidings on a 4x10' shelf layout.
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Adding a small shelf with a yard adds a lot of potential to this simple O Gauge 4x8 layout plan.
Track plan for a 4x8' O Gauge model railroad which includes an add-on shelf for a branch line with industry or storage.
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Bluford Shops' transfer caboose offers new options for an often overlooked caboose prototype. Check out my review.
Product review of Bluford Shops' HO scale transfer caboose.
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Painting and weathering trucks and wheels step by step.
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N Scale plan featuring two loops and multiple industries will keep you busy, providing lots of action in just 10 square feet.
Track plan for a 2x5' N scale model railroad with double track ovals and two industries.
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See how a modern tie replacement gang gets the job done one step, and one interesting machine, at a time.
A contemporary railroad tie replacement gang and their equipment step-by-step.
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Here's an O Gauge track plan with a few more twists and turns to keep you busy.
Track plan for a 6.5x11' O Gauge model railroad which features multiple loops and reverse loops with diamonds.
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Another great freight car reviewed this week; check out the great details on Tangent's 8000 gallon GATX acid tank car!
Product Review of the Tangent Scale Models 8000 gallon acid tank car.
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Stumped for an interesting idea for a freight car load? Try modeling a gondola in tree stump service!
Simple steps to model a distinctive "stump" load in a gondola.
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One of the many railroad slang terms to enter pop culture, "hot boxes" were serious issues for railroad workers. How have you incorporated this part of the story in your layout?
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Improve the operation of your trains in three easy steps!
Improving the operation of any ready-to-run or kit-built model train car is as easy as 1-2-3.
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The amazing world of trains and railroading - in miniature.
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Welcome to your home for the fascinating hobby of model railroads on Google+.  You'll find tips for all your modeling projects, from planning to construction to operations. And some real train fun may just sneak in here too! Whether you are just getting started or an old pro, you'll find news you can use and projects the whole family can enjoy.
 
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