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Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Model railroad. Get inspired and try out new things.
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

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.

Model railroaders are reputedly among the most frugal (read: cheap) hobbyists around. Why spend good money for details when you can utilize some very common household items? In the old days some folks swore by used coffee grounds for ground cover until the humidity turned their layout into giant Petri dishes of nasty mold and mildew. Or dryer lint for chimney smoke and who knows what? Wine corks converted into fuel tanks. Everyone has their favorite “free” scenery items and good on ya!

Model railroaders are reputedly among the most frugal hobbyists. So why spend good money for details when you can utilize some very common household items?

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Model railroaders are reputedly among the most frugal hobbyists. So why spend good money for details when you can utilize some very common household items?

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

Ghosts of the Duluth, Missabe, and Iron Range Railroad - Sometimes Interesting

The abandoned depot, machine shop, and roundhouse were all that was left of the Duluth, Missabe, and Iron Range Railroad in Two Harbors when...