With some basic electronic knowledge and wiring skills, you too can have a working trolley system in your HO layout.
Get creative with Lincoln Logs
If you think you may be interested in setting up a model train layout of your own, start here. Get an understanding of the basics, get help if you need it, the get started.
This page serves as a complement to the erstwhile 'Thoraldby' layout (RITES OF PASSAGE - 18), although not replace it in the context of this series where I've 'charted the route' of an imaginary modeller who's worked through from the research and planning to the nitty-gritty of a layout. Read on...
Build a base board, lay the track and shape your world with scenics. Take your time, do your research, watch dvd's/video's and the result will reward the effort
Autocars, Autocoaches and Railmotors this time. As on many railways around the world, the British companies sought to curtail unnecessary spending on branch lines - here are a few solutions to model
Mineral wagons, hoppers, specialist hoppers and tank wagons. Models, drawings and the real thing. More inspiration for railway modelling.
Step by step instructions on scratch building a model using free plans found on the internet.
Mineral wagons, mainstay of the railway companies. Often when a mine closed the branch went with it due to runaway running costs! Judge for yourself how complete the picture looks with them.
There are probably dozens of methods out there for generating star systems - some of them based on science, others not so picky - but most of the ones I've played with have been nothing more than a headache. The Alternity system, for example,...