Come along on a trip with the Model Railroader staff as the put together the HO scale Thin Branch project railroad.
Building Frame Benchwork Start to Finish
We start with an introduction to benchwork and build a mock-up. Construction starts with building legs then frames and the subroadbed. We wrap up with a fascia for our benchwork and then install benchwork alignment pins to make the benchwork easy to expand.
Mastering Scenery Basics: Foam Hills and Realistic Rocks
Foam insulation board is the perfect material for adding scenery to your model railroad – it’s lightweight, easy to cut and shape. In this nice how-to video we will learn how to 1) Make a tunnel, 2) Build foam hills, 3) Make rocks from molds, 4) work with plaster rocks and 5) Work with foam rocks and we end by 6) Smoothing the landforms and 7) Painting the rocks.
Mastering Scenery Basics: Model a River Scene
Want to learn all the basics of model railroad scenery? This DVD is for you. Follow along as the MR staff shows you how they built a river scene. You’ll discover essential techniques for working with plaster, ground foam, static grass, and resin water. Our lesson comes in five parts: 1) The riverbed, 2) From sand to static grass, 3) Working with resin, 4) Making waves and then we wrap up with 5) Modeling puffball trees.
Laying and Wiring Track
A model railroad only runs well if it has smooth, trouble-free track. Learn how to lay flextrack and turnouts with confidence, as well as wire it for good electrical operation. After an introduction to the topic we 1) Install cork roadbed, 2) Lay track, 3) Solder rail joints and then 4) Begin wiring. We wrap up with a lesson on how to 5) Install a switch motor and 5) Power turnout frogs. A lot of fun and a lot of information!