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Awesome Way to Develop a Model Train Layout

These photos show how you can fill out your layout while it is under development. This will prevent it from looking bare. There are construction equipment such as loader trucks, cranes, and bulldozers. There are scatter material as well that can be made conveniently with coffee grounds and tea leaves. This is a fun way …

Holidays Special Winter Wonderland Model Train Layout

This layout is a simple oval track plan set in a Christmas winter wonderland. The entire surface of the layout is covered in snow. The model train runs around a frozen lake and a merry-go-round.  The surface of the layout was made from an insulation board with an orange peel coating for the texture of …

Weathered Locos Tutorial for a Model Train layout

Learn how to add a weathered look to your model trains with this helpful tutorial. For the dust, Humbrol Weathering Powder was used. As you go through the photos, you’ll notice that each section of the trains were added with the powder, but not so much that they entirely covered the entire model. They were …

Marklin 3 Model Railroad Layout

This model train layout boasts realistic scenery with an HO train layout. This is the Marklin 3 and it operates with digital MFX locos as well as steam, sounds, turnouts, and signals with reed switches.  The background provides stunning views of mountains that are so realistic. Circling the entire layout are rows of houses located …

Rock Making for a Model Train Layout

This tells you everything you need to know to make rocks for your model train layout. Here, the rocks were made with styrofoam, hygienic paper, and glue. It took a few days for it to harden and become stable. For paint, acrylic paint was used as well as the Environment Learning Kit from Woodland.  It’s …

Amazing Mountain Scenery on a Model Train Layout

This model train layout boasts spectacular mountain scenery. The surfaces of the mountain are incredibly detailed, and in some sections they are made more beautiful under the glow of the moonlight. There are also tunnels and bridges that are clearly ancient because of the way they were painted. There are also both desolate sections and …

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