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  1. Layout considerations - N scale (classification yards, too!)

    Beginner Q & A
    Before I begin, I just wanted to make it known that I am sure there are probably other threads on this same subject, already up. I am just trying to acquire some fresh feedback. This is for an N-scale set-up: 1) I am new to model railroading. My goal, is to possibly model a yard and then...
  2. My Small N Scale Layout

    My Layout
    Hi everyone, I'm working on a 2x3 n scale layout and wanted to see what you all thought. I started it around a year and a half ago, worked for a few months and got track and pretty pathetic scenery done, then stopped. I've made it my goal to actually finish it now, with good scenery. No...
  3. My second Z scale project

    Z Scale
    It's been a while since I did my last Z scale project. I didn't want to get out of practice, so here's my second project. Again, I used our N scale plans and reduced. The small trees immediately behind the houses are alder seeds painted with green acrylic.
  4. Introduction and My Layout in Progress

    N Scale
    Hey folks. Just wanted to introduce myself and let you guys all in on my layout in progress. My working title for my layout is "Blue Mountain Northern" although I'm going to probably tweak things as everything unfolds. I'm modelling the NEPA area, although I'm not going for prototypical. I'm...
  5. My "Scenic Ridge" N-Scale Layout

    My Layout
    I'm about two weeks into this project, so I thought it was about time to get a layout thread started. It's being built off of Woodland Scenics' "Scenic Ridge" layout kit. This is my first layout in 20 years. My last was when I was 12-years old. :) So far, it's bringing back a lot of memories...
  6. N Scale atlas switch causing loco 'bog down'

    Beginner Q & A
    Hi all, I've finally gotten around to wiring up my switch and putting it in my layout. This is the only AC accessory I have right now and anytime I press the button to toggle the switch my locomotive slows right down. I should note that I'm not holding the button down for long and that I've...
  7. WTB: N Scale B&O Steam

    For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    I'm looking to build an n-scale layout dedicated to my grandfather. He was a steam engineer for them and I'm looking for a 2-6-2 or similar steam engine in N-scale to start with. Thanks ahead of time, Ben
  8. Layout construction begins

    N Scale
    Hello all, I have finally taken a deep breath and started on my second layout. Like many other users, I scrapped my first layout after it became too unmanageable and after the cat poked countless holes in the scenery, as she climbed into the middle of it (it was a kind of Godzilla effect)...
  9. Bachmann N Scale Spectrum Acela Express Train Set with DCC

    For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    My Bachmann N Scale Acela set. If you want it for less than BIN, let me know. I'll give any MTF member a deal.
  10. WANTED: EJ&E N Scale (possibly HO)

    For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    I just started modeling a few months ago. I'm currently building an N Scale layout of the EJ&E and that road isn't exactly falling off trees when it comes to production. I might be interested in buying used EJ&E N scale items if I don't already have them. Since most of the local model railroad...
  11. A "practice" layout for rookies

    General Model Train Discussion
    I remember seeing a video of a person who built a small train layout and they stated that it was a practice layout to gain experience needed to build something more ambitious. I got the urge to run with this idea and build a 2' x 4' traction layout featuring a small downtown in the front of the...
  12. Now have job/will build first traction layout

    General Model Train Discussion
    Hello all, for the past oh I say two months I have been researching building my first model layout. I have visited model layouts in the past and told myself that I really like this stuff but I would like it better as a spectator. A few months ago I figured that it would be a hoot to run trains...
  13. N Scale Cottage

    N Scale Cottage

    N scale cardstock construction
  14. Cookstown Tavern

    Cookstown Tavern

    N scale in cardstock constrcution
  15. N Scale Stuff (enough to make a prety decent layout)

    For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    hey all. Love the forum. There was no such thing as this or internet when i started 15 years ago on my project. I built two layouts, one HO Scale on a 4X8, and one N Scale on a small platform board, dont remember the measurements. Anyways, I am selling off my N Scale stuff. I've got several...