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Gateway Central XV HO Scale Switching Model Railroad

Gateway Central XV HO Scale Switching Model Railroad

Our 15th project railroad has a number of differences from our previous model railroad layouts. The other project railroads were given away each year, we plan to keep this one (at least for a few years). The other project railroads had a loop in the plan so the trains could go round a...
Right Side of the Gateway Central XV HO Scale Switching Model Railroad

Build the Gateway Central XV HO Scale Switching Railroad

This is the "home version" of the Gateway Central XV HO scale switching model railroad. This track plan and parts list guides you on building a home switching layout, or a switching extension for your existing home layout....
Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 1

WGH Video: Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 1

This video series, hosted by Michael Gross, teaches you simple how-to techniques to take an HO scale electric train set and make it a scenic model railroad. This episode introduces the series....
Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 2

WGH Video: Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 2

This video series, hosted by Michael Gross, teaches you simple how-to techniques to take an HO scale electric train set and make it a scenic model railroad. This episode discusses building train table benchwork....
Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 3

WGH Video: Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 3

This video series, hosted by Michael Gross, teaches you simple how-to techniques to take an HO scale electric train set and make it a scenic model railroad. This episode discusses additional train table benchwork topics....
Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 4

WGH Video: Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 4

This video series, hosted by Michael Gross, teaches you simple how-to techniques to take an HO scale electric train set and make it a scenic model railroad. This episode discusses model railroad trackwork....
Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 5

WGH Video: Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 5

This video series, hosted by Michael Gross, teaches you simple how-to techniques to take an HO scale electric train set and make it a scenic model railroad. This episode discusses DC train control and wiring a power pak....
Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 6

WGH Video: Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 6

This video series, hosted by Michael Gross, teaches you simple how-to techniques to take an HO scale electric train set and make it a scenic model railroad. This episode discusses scenery techniques....
Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 7

WGH Video: Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 7

This video series, hosted by Michael Gross, teaches you simple how-to techniques to take an HO scale electric train set and make it a scenic model railroad. This episode discusses additional scenery topics....
Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 8

WGH Video: Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 8

This video series, hosted by Michael Gross, teaches you simple how-to techniques to take an HO scale electric train set and make it a scenic model railroad. This episode discusses buildings and structures....
Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 9

WGH Video: Building Your First Model Railroad, Part 9

This video series, hosted by Michael Gross, teaches you simple how-to techniques to take an HO scale electric train set and make it a scenic model railroad. This episode concludes the series....
Riverport Theme HO Small Model Railroad Layout - Gateway Central XII

Riverport Theme HO Small Model Railroad Layout – Gateway Central XII

Looking for a small but unique HO scale model railroad track plan? The Gateway Central XII offers riverport harbor switching and train operation action, while still providing a complete mainline loop for just running trains. This layout features challenging to build kitbashed structur...