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How to create realistic model water

Many people shy away from adding water to their layout because they think it’s too difficult. Fortunately there are many products available for creating realistic water making it easier than ever, even if you…

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Buildings for model railroad layouts

Buildings are an important aspect of model railroading that add to the realism of a layout. You can gradually add buildings to your layout over time, the most important thing to do when adding…

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Eliminate model train derailments

Having trains that constantly derail is a frustrating experience that most model railroaders will encounter, especially if you are operating a smaller scale or older trains. The good news is derailments can be fixed…

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Laying model railroad tracks

Most trains will run on any brand of track so long as the scale and gauge are correct. When buying and laying track it is important that each piece of track has the same…

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Weathering model train techniques

Weathering a model train is an important aspect in adding to the realism of a layout. Model trains straight from the box appear shiny and new but real world trains are constantly exposed to…

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Digital command control (DCC) introduction

Digital command control (DCC) is a system that allows you to control different locomotives on the same section of track. A DCC command system sends encoded digital messages to the track as well as…

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