How To Construct Buildings For Any Scale Model Train Layout

How To Construct Buildings For Any Scale Model Train Layout In any layout you must have realistic scenery, including buildings, so you might as well include some buildings if you have a model train layout. It is really important to build structures to the correct scale, as a Z scale building would look at of place on a HO scale railway and vice versa. It is the fine details and finishing touches that will really impress, especially if you have crafted them yourself. Crafty or not: Please consider this first before you get started. You may be a genius at … Continue reading How To Construct Buildings For Any Scale Model Train Layout

The Adaptability of Digital Command Control (DCC) In Model Railroading

The Adaptability of Digital Command Control (DCC) In Model Railroading A simple DC (Direct Current) transformer will give you a nice chugging locomotive going one way on your model train track, however, with a DCC (Digital Command Control) unit you can have the flexibility of having an entire train-switching yard happening right in front of your eyes! That is the adaptability that is available with this coming-of-age technology in the model railroad hobby! Assuming you have already done all that you can with the standard controller that you got with your train set, whether that is a Bachmann, Kato, Marklin, … Continue reading The Adaptability of Digital Command Control (DCC) In Model Railroading

00 Gauge Layouts From Planning To Construction Stage

00 Gauge Layouts From Planning To Construction Stage 00 gauge layouts are arguably the most popular scaled layouts in the UK. This is mainly because of the manufactures Hornby and Bachmann provide a big range of ready-to-run stock and starter sets for people to enjoy. Also, 00 originally came from HO but changed because the large propulsion mechanisms in HO scale models would not fit into the small British prototypes, so the scale was changed without altering the gauge. 00 gauge is similar, but not exactly the same size as HO scale. This has caused some complications with modeling, but … Continue reading 00 Gauge Layouts From Planning To Construction Stage

The Advantages Of N Scale Train Layouts And Why They Are The Space Savers

The Advantages Of N Scale Train Layouts And Why They Are The Space Savers Space restrictions should not keep you from being able to create a great model train layout, that’s why you should think about an N scale train layout because of the scaling size. The goal for an N scale layout is to have as much functionality, if not more, within a more limited space. With a scale ratio of 1:160, N scale is toward the smaller end of scales, providing you with more room to work but with more difficulty because it is more precise due to … Continue reading The Advantages Of N Scale Train Layouts And Why They Are The Space Savers