Alocsin's Model Railroading Index for HO, N, O, G (Garden), Z and S Scales
© 2012 by Aurelio Locsin.
Model railroading brings the skills of running passenger trains, switching freight cars and driving steam locomotives into residential spaces, club rooms and back yards. The following details the joys and woes of the hobby by listing Alocsin’s hubs on the subject, categorizing them by scale. The latest efforts are shown under What’s New.
The following applies to all types and sizes of model railroading.
- 5 Track Planning Books that Belong in Your Model Railroad Library. My favorite track plan tomes.
- Great Model Railroads to View Online. A selection of model railroading videos to view online from several scales.
- Great Train Expo - Part 1 and Part 2. Candid review of an on-going model train show that travels the country.
- Lance Mindheim: How To Design A Small Switching Layout. Reviews a book by one of the masters of the hobby. The effort describes how to create switching pikes in a standard-sized bedroom.
- Micro-Layouts. Proof that you can have a functioning model railroad layout in under 4 square feet.
- Model Railroader's Guide to Industries Along the Tracks. Reviews a book about industries you can put on your model pike.
- Online Model Railroad Sites You'll Love to Visit. Hobby sites for encouraging your dreams.
- Storage Solutions for Hobbyists. Options for organizing your hobby models and equipment.
- Top Selling Model Trains. The crowd at Amazon must know something to turn these model trains into the top sellers.
- Videos of Great Winter- and Snow-Themed Track Plans. Cold weather cannot prevent the dedicated model railroader from realizing his fantasies.
G (Garden) Scale
A selection of hubs about G scale, which is also known as garden scale for its propensity to put layouts outdoors.
- G-Scale (Garden) Track Plans. Track plan examples to inspire your own garden pikes.
- Online Videos of Great G-Scale (Garden) Track Plans. Enjoy what others have managed to create in G scale.
The following talks about the most popular model railroading scale.
- Tips for Visting Miniatur Wunderland, the Greatest Model Railroad in the World. How to make your visit to the world's biggest model railway more enjoyable.
- HO-Scale Track Plans for Shelf Layouts. If you put your layout on shelves, you can still use the room for other functions.
- HO-Scale Track Plans to Inspire Your Own Layout Designs. Excellent designs to inspire your own model train efforts.
- Online Videos of Great HO-Scale Track Plans. Sit back and enjoy these diversions into other people’s model railroading creations.
- Videos of Great HO Scale Accessories for Your Model Railroad Layout. These animated accessories put life into any HO layout.
- Walthers 2013 HO Reference Book. Review of the bible of model railroading.
At half the proportions of HO, N scale packs in twice as much action into a model railroading layout as shown by the following hubs.
- N-Scale Track Plans for Shelf Layouts. You can make your N-scale layout take up even less space at home by mounting it on shelves around the room.
- N-Scale Track Plans to Inspire Your Own Layout Designs. You too can get started in this small scale with these layout plans.
- Online Videos of Great N Scale Track Plans. Enjoy these efforts by those who have succeeded in crafting their own N-scale empires.
The largest scale adds loads of detail to the hobby, as the following describes.
- Online Videos of Great O-Scale Track Plans. Kick back and relax with some online videos of magnificent layouts.
- O-Scale Track Plans To Inspire Your Own Layout Designs. Now you’re ready to create your own O-scale pike by using these suggestions as a starting point.
Only slightly larger than HO, S scale offers slightly more detail as shown by the following.
- S-Scale Track Plans To Inspire Your Own Layout Designs. Get started in this scaled with these suggestions.
Among the advantages of trolleys are their smaller space requirements and right radii as shown by the following.
The smallest commercially available scale lets you run small consists in small bedrooms. Find out how with the following.
- Online Videos of Great Z-Scale Track Plans. How small can you make a Z-scale track plan?
- Z-Scale Track Plans To Inspire Your Own Layout Designs. Inspiring examples of the scale to get you going.