In this section you'll find everything from 10 tips for better O gauge track,
to instructions on building unique structures for your home layout, to all about our last two project railroads, the Cascade & Timber Trail Ry.
and The Retro Railroad.
To access the complete list of how-to feature stories click here
for The Classic Toy Trains How-To Index.
In this article, get step-by-step instructions for adapting a toy train track plan to a different type of track and an illustrated glossary of track planning terms.
Published: February 28, 2013
View this short video of CTT's Kent Johnson's modified MTH signals in service on his layout
Published: January 21, 2013
CTT's Bob Keller demonstrates the faux finishing painting technique he used to add an authentic multi-colored landscape to a flat layout surface.
Published: December 14, 2012
Donald Miller designed this hands-off FasTrack plan to create some holiday magic under the Christmas tree. Watch the video here!
Published: October 29, 2012
Registered users can download this template of the Blue Creek Ry. (1 inch equals 1 inch), fasten it to your 4 x 8-foot base and proceed...the planning is done for you!
Published: October 11, 2012
Watch this timelapse video of Senior Editor Kent Johnson and his son Theo demonstrating extended reach solutions for your layout.
Published: September 18, 2012