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About the Website.


Anyways, here’s what you’ll find on the New Website…

You’ll find articles about:

Tutorials on how to:

-Weather Rolling Stock and Buildings

-Kitbash and scratchbuild buildings

-Kitbash and Detail Locomotives

Our Main Topics will cover:

-Layout Tours of Notable people in the Modeling World.

-HO Scale Modeling

A variety of Narrow Gauge subjects.

-N scale Modeling

-On30 Kitbashing Articles

-G Scale Stuff

-Interesting Modelgenic Buildings

-Railfanning Photos

-All-new Trackpans designed by myself.

-Running a Custom Modeling Business: Building Layouts, weathering rolling stock, locomotives and buildings, and the quirks of working in the model railroad industry.


-Funny Stories

-Real Railroading stories from Real Railroaders.


-Actual works of Art, Sketches, and Railroad Paintings.

 Look for updates frequently, if not daily. Please Visit this site regularly.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. Mike Oberg permalink
    June 5, 2008 11:47 pm

    Great job! Great presentation! Mike O.

  2. July 8, 2008 2:52 pm

    Great Site!

  3. William G Seaman permalink
    August 21, 2008 2:59 pm

    I am a 55 year old “newbie” of sorts. I found your modelrailroading.wordpress site today, and am having a ball getting familiar with it. My purpose is to cut the learning curve and build a realistic operational HO layout (30ft of shelving with a few bridges for the door and window in the room). You seem to like the trainz software. Is it the best for me to get familiar with operations, railside industries, etc? There are so many software pkgs out there, and I only want to do this once. I will use the Fast Tracks jig system to build turnouts, and will absolutley weather EVERYTHING! Unweathered models look like, well, models, not real.
    Anyway, it you could advise on the best software for my purposes, I would be indebted. tia

  4. mike martin permalink
    January 3, 2009 11:54 pm

    i like the hon3 centercab, cant wait to see more, mike

  5. Jim permalink
    February 15, 2009 3:51 am

    I guess you haven’t noticed but your pictures aren’t appearing, just an error from Photobucket.

    BTW enjoy your site.

  6. March 20, 2009 12:33 am

    This website is awesome!!! Finally someone gets it and is thinking big. Great graphics and presentation!

    I’m leaving the world of surfing and extreme kayaking to challenge myself building an extreme On30 layout… I’ve reserved my own URL ( to build a website around my model railroad projects and I’ll be taking alot of cues from what you’ve done. Great job and I’ll be checking back often.

    Rio Rancho NM

  7. jerry g permalink
    November 2, 2009 6:04 pm

    Love your website! Lots of great ideas.

  8. February 23, 2010 1:00 am

    Wonderful website.
    Lots of valuable tips and ideas. I live in the Bay area and have not taken as keen a view of things here as you have. Very well done and very interesting. Thanks Jim

  9. Dave Dionne permalink
    May 1, 2010 7:09 pm

    I just discovered your website and am really enjoying the content. Especially the three part series on converting the atlas wood deck turntable to a pit design. I am in the process of doing this myself on my new layout and it seems we have come up with the same ideas for the modification as far as sinking the turntable and creating a new floor and elevated ‘bridge’ (though mine is freelanced and uses Central Valleys 72′ Plate Girder Bridge.)
    I am wondering if you have a part 4 for this? I would really like to see how you designed the perimeter wheels and track and how your table looked as a finished project.

    Thanks for the site, I will be back often!

  10. May 18, 2010 3:25 am

    Very nice website and lot of information. I like the pictures. I am working on my own n scale railroad but have not made toomuch progress yet. Yours is inspiring and motivates me to press on.

  11. brian fletcher permalink
    August 4, 2010 7:37 pm

    Pot Toppers also work great for military modellers as scenic bases for figures ranging from 28mm. to 54mm. sizes.

  12. Len permalink
    September 14, 2010 12:47 pm

    Enjoy the website immensely. Lots of good stuff!
    I sure hope you’re going to continue the “Tuesday Ten-wheelers” entries. I’m model East Texas lumber & logging and am a big ten-wheeler fan! Have several Spectrum 4-6-0’s.


  13. alancon permalink
    December 1, 2010 8:13 pm

    Looking fwd to more!

  14. AlanConover permalink
    December 31, 2010 6:47 pm

    Looking forward to more

  15. jeffrey Evans permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:47 am

    I am building my Bush Mill and Wattle Creek Railway in Belgrave Melbourne Australia, I am using Oz Track made in Oz, because the Chief Engineer of the BM+WC railway is a budget railway,I build my own buildings I search the internet for a Engine Shed,I found a it on your website I am building right now with a few ideas of my own.
    Thank-you Yours Jeff Evans.

  16. Frank Sabo permalink
    March 18, 2011 3:39 am

    hello, i was wondering what does it take to get featured on this site? i am modelling a modern Southern Pacific where we take UP but i changed a lot more history than just the UP takeover of SP. I included SP buying the Rock and a few other roads that UP bought in the real world. I have no layout at this time but currently we have SD70ACes being painted in bloody nose scheme and we have 8 heritage units being painted in scheme the last scheme that particular company had such as Rock Blue, Rio Grand Orange and Black and we are even going to have A bloody nose Cotton Belt Heritage unit. I have had custom rolling stock done with more in the works and also have an SP patched UP locmotive and CNW as well. I was just wondering if someday i could be featured here.

  17. Ashutosh permalink
    August 29, 2011 1:21 pm

    Great Site and Tutorials! Thank you for sharing!

  18. November 19, 2013 1:11 pm

    Great tutorial on weathering boxcars !!
    I would love to see your tutorial on weathering locomotives !!

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