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Little Chic #1 LOVES trains. It’s an obsession. When we moved into our house, I wanted to do something special to build excitement about his new room in his new house, so Grandpa Chic and I built an HO-scale train around his room. HO stands for “Half O” scale – O scale trains are twice as big, and HO scale trains are half the size. Picture Source: Oakridge Hobbies A lot of train “experts” say HO’s too small for an around the room ceiling train, but it’s up to you. HO trains are less…

Model Train Scale and Gauge - Railroad Model Craftsman

Model trains come in many different sizes, called "scales." The scale of a model is its relative size in proportion to the real thing.

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"Hi Al, I was overwhelmed with the number and content of responses to my recent submission on my nighttime LED lighting project. As I have no way of directly responding to specific inquiries from within

More from Leo on his stunning layout - Model railroad layouts plansModel railroad layouts plans

HO model railroad with airport. Leo really has bought his layout to life with his scenery, especially the LED lights for the airport

Ceiling Train Layout - train track layouts - Google Search

Has anyone on this forum built a ceiling layout of the type that goes around the walls about a foot below the ceiling? We moved into a smaller house, and until our 2 daughters finish college and move out on their own, I do not have space that is...

Wiring – Best Practices for Model Railroads

Since no two model railroads are exactly the same, no two model railroads will be wired exactly the same. There are however standards that should ensure that all model railroads are wired the same …

Model road layouts add interest and realism to a model railroad. Just like in real life, roads can almost always be found near a railroad track. In this video, Gerry Leone, National Model Railroad Association’s Master Model Railroader gives his tips for creating model train roads. Leone starts by building a gravel road. His gravel roads are made from 60 grit sandpaper which is coarse and textured.

Model road layouts are a great way to add realism to your model railroad. Learn how Gerry Leone makes asphalt and gravel roads for his layout.

A layout consisting if two separate unconnected oval tracks to run two trains independently #lionelhotrains #lioneltrainlayouts

I finally figured out that I don't have room to do everything I want (2 trains, etc) on a small layout so I'm starting with something simple. This is loosely based on Lionel's D-290 display layout. I don't know if I'll add the upper level loop or not....

Lee Hnetinka always puts passion on what he does, there are always gawkers waiting for the final result and on a wag, everybody on the valley is amused by me. If your passion is to sail then sail the Amazon, mine are trains and construction sites so I’ll go to the East Hampton scale trains conference, the CEO of the biggest company will be there and my heart will be like WunWun so fast.

Lee Hnetinka always puts passion on what he does, there are always gawkers waiting for the final result and on a wag, everybody on the valley is amused by me. If your passion is to sail then sail the Amazon, mine are trains and construction sites so I’ll go to the East Hampton scale trains conference, the CEO of the biggest company will be there and my heart will be like WunWun so fast.

Bob's N scale layout - Model railroad layouts plansModel railroad layouts plans

5x10 N scale layout - I typically run four trains, a mix of steam and early diesel locomotives. Limited space meant I built up instead of out

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