With some basic electronic knowledge and wiring skills, you too can have a working trolley system in your HO layout.
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
Get creative with Lincoln Logs
How-to design and build model railway (railroad) village; illustrated with step-by-step guide of building a model railway. Showcase of other layouts and recommended train set model kits and track.
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
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.
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.
Snow ploughs, we do without them for much of the year and then we're stuck in the white stuff up to our armpits. We could do without them on our railway layouts, but then there's atmosphere missing...
Whether you buy Ready-to-run or assemble model coach kits, there are ways of building up your model railway passenger stock - see also No.6: Passenger Stock, Prototype vs Model + Book list