Building a model railroad: Model Railroader’s Bay Junction part 1 In the January 2011 issue of Model Railroader we’ll debut our latest staff-built layout, Bay Junction on the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy. In this video you’ll get a first look at the finished railroad, as well as the barren benchwork when we started the project.
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THe Norfolk County Model Railroaders Marklin Division build a layout

The Marklin division of the Norfolk County Model railroaders are building a display layout for North Attleboro Hobbies In Massachusetts. The layout is 5ft by 12 ft and fetures automatic operation. For more information visit
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Basic steam locomotive weathering for model railroaders

In this how-to video from Model Railroader magazine, MR associate editor Cody Grivno shows you his method for weathering steam locomotive models. Cody uses a variety of basic and advanced weathering techniques including airbrushing, drybrushing, and paint washes. Whether you model in HO, N, O, or another scale, watch the video and learn easy ways to make the steam locomotives on your model train layout look more realistic.

Model Railroaders, I would like to see your 4×8 o gauge layouts!!!?

Question by Willy B.: Model Railroaders, I would like to see your 4×8 o gauge layouts!!!?
I have a track plan in mind, but if someone can show me a better one than the one I’m thinking of, I will gladly give you 10 points!
Ok…I guess I’m gonna have to give away some of my idea. Ideally, I want to run at least two trains at a time. My idea involves an outer (possibly wider radius) oval, and inside that I’d use regular o27. The real issue is what do I do in the middle? One that I saw and liked was a 90? degree crossover, essentially making the inner oval two reversing loops. Any Ideas?

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Answer by Steven D
Have you checked the layout files at Model Railroader? They have a digital library of all kinds and sizes of layouts. My 4×7 HO is still in the works. You can also try :

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