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  1. New Member Introduction
    Hello, I'm Alexis Chernisky! I'm a fan of locomotives and love seeing models of them, I have started designing my own steam locomotive since I got into making trains in a game called Garry's Mod, the thing there was called Train Build and a lot of the people made quite great-looking locomotives...
  2. Layout Design Forum
    I'm building a dog-bone layout on a shelf. I have space for a small freight yard that also has some integrated industries services. I have my mainlines laid out, but can still change my yard design. The passenger service terminal is actually on the return main headed the other way.
  3. HO Scale
    Hi Forum, I am a recent newbie - to say its been many years since I had my train layout and it seems much has changed in the tech side certainly. My son has taken an avid interest and I am looking to plan and work with him to build a small HO layout. It is this basis that drives the questions...
  4. Product Promotion
    Hi, I' d like to introduce to you my model railroad design application TRAX. It is the first and only web based program of it's kind and it is totally free. I started developping TRAX in 2011 and launched the first version in the beginning of 2012. Until now it was only available in Dutch - my...
  5. Layout Design Forum
    Hi Everyone, I'm new here and am very Green to the habit.... but I've been bit and big time! As most here, I have always had a love for trains since my father bought me a Tyco set 6 months before I was born (because as he told my mother a boy needs a Train Set!). Well... now 36 years later I...
  6. Layout Design Forum
    I thought it might be a good idea to start a new thread here for Overhead Ceiling or Shelf Trains. There are probably a few more people out there, like me, who for one reason or another had to downsize their living "arrangements" and lost the space for any type of train layout. In my case, I...
  7. Layout Design Forum
    I'm wondering how you all hold your track in place temporarily while you are designing and testing new layouts. Setting up a new yard and want to test out various formations. How do you hold flex track and switches in place to test out the layout? (We're using foam over plywood sheet / code...
  8. Layout Design Forum
    Just now physically getting started with designing a new layout but have been thinking about it for quite some time. I've taken a bunch of the track that I have laying around and laid it out on the floor to get an idea of how it might go together. Here are a few pics. Feedback is appreciated...
  9. My Layout
    :eek:Oh boy, my real estate just expanded --- 16x8 with center cutout (see pic):cool: :Dquestion time: 1. what turnouts are best for loco's like ac4400, c44-9w, sd60, and such? 2. how do I set the yard up so it is level (tracks level w/ground)? more questions to come - you will all be a part...
  10. Product Promotion
    Hello dear friends, I want to introduce my freeware layout design program, called SCARM, which you can download and test from www.scarm.info/index_en.html. It has lightweight and intuitive user interface, 3D view, more than 25 track-system libraries and many other cool functions and features. I...
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