PROJECT RAILROAD, ADDING SCENERY TO THE READERS' CHOICE LAYOUT
Our project railroad gets trees, mountains, and a realistic pond.
BUILD A BUSY HARBOR SCENE
Follow these step-by-step tips to add a bay, a coal loading dock, and a scratchbuilt barge to your layout.
HOW TO MODEL A DETAILED COUNTY FAIR SCENE
Add an eye-catching scene to your layout with these easy tips.
MAKE YOUR LAYOUT LOOK BIGGER
Learn the simple design choices that make any layout seem more expansive than it really is.
A MODELER'S PATH TO O GAUGE ENLIGHTENMENT
Pete Vollmer finally builds the layout of his destiny. His recently completed 28 x 35-foot layout is O gauge nirvana.
TIPS FOR BUILDING A POSTWAR LAYOUT
John Di Crisci shares his secrets for crafting a great retro O gauge pike.
MAXIMUM ACTION TRACK PLAN
Run two trains on one main line with zero collisions with this innovative plan.
HOW-TO: TAKE GREAT LAYOUT PHOTOS
How to create images that look as good as your railroad.
LIONEL'S FORGOTTEN PRINTING KIT
This nifty 1950s track plan kit helped kids design their dream railroad.
SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF LIONEL'S SUPER O SHOWROOM LAYOUT
Lionel's New York Super O showroom layout opened later than thought.
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