Tool Tips

I have collected a number of model railroad tool tips and techniques from various sources and am sharing them here. Do you have tool tips or techniques you would like to share with Model Train Tips readers? You can send them in using the form on the Contact page.

How To Apply Ballast

by Arizona Rock & Mineral Many people ask me how to apply ballast even if they have done it before. They must not be satisfied how theirs turned out so the very best way will be presented here. I use several techniques and each one has an advantage over the other as the desired effects or the situations vary. A neat looking roadbed is a major accomplishment and very satisfying to look at when finished. Basic Information The best rule of thumb is to apply it slowly and carefully. Each step is very important to follow because "now", you will be in control of its finished … [Read more...]