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Gateway Central IV

Build A Project Model Railroad – The Gateway Central IV

Gateway Central IV, like its predecessors, is a 4'x8' beginner layout constructed by division members. Each of the layouts has been used to try out a variety of construction techniques for support, track design, scenery and structures. The project involves a large number of members in...
Cheap Killer Ballast

More Cheap Tricks – Cheap Killer Ballast

Low Cost Tips to Improve Your Railroad Modeling Photo by Richard Schumacher Trackwork is the most visible representation of your model railroad. It does not matter if the train is even on the track, the track is still there for all critical eyes to critique. It defines from where your...
Bob Amsler - The Dispatcher's Desk

Dispatcher’s Desk 3

One of the most important aspects of operation is that it requires research in order to operate in a prototypical manner. This theme will be repeated, often! In order to operate well, the prototype must be studied. Once the era is determined, look at the railroad that you are either m...