Popular Model Train Tips Articles from the Past 30 Days

I thought this might be a good time to highlight some of the most popular articles from the past 30 days. I’m not referring to articles published in the last 30 days, although some are, but rather articles that have been viewed the most over the past 30 days.

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The HO Scale Model Train – Benchwork and Track Planning Tips For Great Layouts

This article by Mike Foster emphasizes the importance of proper planning of both the bench work and the track layout. Well designed bench work becomes the foundation of your new layout.

Mountains and Ground in Your Model Train Scenery

Mountain SceneryThis article by Reynolds Mathes-Redd talks about creating realistic scenery in your layout by properly modeling mountains and ground cover.

There are a lot of different types of ground cover available for use in model railroad layouts and this article covers some of those.

Building A Trestle Span

In this article published in July 2009, John Kraker walks through how he built three trestle spans across a canyon he added to his N-scale layout. His techniques can be used on any scale layout by up-scaling as necessary.

Model Railroad Scenery – How To Make Trees

In this article, Dan Morgan discusses two ways to make trees from materials you might find around your home or shop.

And, in case you are interested, Chuck Shutz’s Blueline HO NYC S1b Niagara 4-8-4 Locomotive may still be for sale. Be sure to check it out.

Rick Brock

PS; If you’d like to share your model railroading tips or stories, let me know.

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