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Extensive Resources for Model Railroading! There's plenty to see here, so scroll down and find what you like!


 

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Free Holiday House & Diorama Kits: USA Liberty Trains, Thanksgiving, Yule Train set, Winter Holiday Village, Haunted House, Viking Ship and more!

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O/ O27 Pages

TRAIN RUNNERS - NEW O27 / O gauge concept

Exciting Train Runner layouts - layouts that go up fast and offer challenging rail operations

Classic O / O27 Layouts - great assortment of layouts, from beginner to advanced

Fun Action and Animated Layouts - Action-packed layouts, many with animated accessories, for O, O27, MTH O, Atlas O, S, EZ-Track HO, ON30, G and Standard gauge

Holiday Layouts - track plans for display layouts and running trains under the Yule tree

Fun Layouts for Kids - fun-packed track plans for O, O27, HO, G, Standard gauge plus Atlas and MTH O systems

Doorway Layouts - small layouts with tons of fun for O Gauge, O27, Atlas O, MTH O and HO track.

Small Layouts for O - sixty 4' by 6' track plans for O, O27, Super O, MTH Real trax, Atlas O and O-42, and Lionel FasTrack, complete with 3D drawings!

3' by 5' Layouts for O Gauge (O-31), O27, MTH RealTrax and Atlas O - a few track plans for very tight spaces, complete with 3D drawings!

Mini Layouts - Extra Small layouts for the smallest spaces!

O Gauge Micro Layouts - Extra Small Layouts for O gauge track (O-31, O27, MTH RealTrax, Atlas O)

Fastrack Layouts for Small Spaces - a set of layouts using the new Lionel track system

The Tinscale Concept - Better ways to run O Gauge - SPECIAL!

SPECIAL - Build a Model Railroad - classic primer on making a better home railroad, from track to fancy wiring.

SPECIAL - Basic O / O27 Manual - How to set up and run trains, accessories, etc.

Ovalling and Switch Dynamics - fundamental concepts for better trackwork and making a better layout

Standards for O27 - Standards for semi-scale & O27, as distinct from O gauge and O scale.

Running Original Marx Trains - Tips and techniques for running original Marx O27 trains and equipment

Accessory Instructions, Tips and Tricks for original Marx Equipment - illustrated guides to using original Marx accessories

SPECIAL! Tinscale Scenery - how to make great Tinscale Scenery and Yule Holiday Villages - easy, fun and illustrated lessons!

Ocean Grove Train Show 2005 - Photos of the show at Ocean Grove

2004 Ocean Grove Train Show - Photos of N, HO, and O27 trains at the annual show

Ocean Grove Train Show 2003 -Click here to see the fun with O27, HO, N-Trak and LIVE Steam trains

Our Yule Tree Village 2002 - click here to see the first set of photos of our new Yule Holiday Village

Ocean Grove Train Display 2002 - Lots of fun with exciting O27, N (N-Trak), HO and N trains on holiday display

Ocean Grove Train Display 2001 - see exciting O, N (N-Trak) and HO layouts for the Yule holidays!!!

Our Yule Tree Village 2001 - click here to see photos of the train and village under this year's Yule Tree

Rules for Model Railroading - reprint of 1952 manual on operating toy trains like a real railroad

Things You Need to Know for O/O27 but they don't tell you!

O and O27 Tips Ideas   - Tips, Tricks and Ideas for O and O27 Trains   (This page is an ongoing project - more to come!)

O27 on the Cheap   - Money-saving tricks for building your railroad

Marx Trains' new Thor Locomotive Gunship - tinplate gun carrier for load of O gauge fun

O and O27 on a Budget, with new Layout Plans- Have all the fun of a rich man's O / O27 railroad on a poor man's budget - includes new layout & track plans!

Old Trains from the Attic  or Basement- If you inherit or discover old trains, learn what type they are and how to run them.

3/16 Inch Scale - The use of 3/16" scale for O gauge. It is also known as "O27 Scale."

Measurements in 1/48 Scale - Measures presented in 1/48 scale for common objects, comon distances and track diameter

Forums for O Gaugers - online hangouts for O gauge fans that have to be seen to be believed

SPECIAL - Do Your Kids Love Trains? - tips and suggestions for parents eof small children who love trains

Trains for Children - A guide for parents buying trains as gifts

SPECIAL - Yule Tree Safety - be safe with trains around the Yule Tree

SPECIAL - Trains for the Holidays - useful info for running trains, giving gifts, and having trains as a holiday display.  If you're new to trains, start here!

O Gauge Animations - superb animated scenes from an O Gauge layout

Crazy Cats and Trains - hilarious videos of cats and electric trains

Marx Blue Comet - stunningly beautiful mystery train

The Santa Claus Train to Freehold - Conrail delivers Santa Claus to Freehold - a local tradition

SPECIAL Electric trains, the Yule Tree and a Stubborn Cat - hilarious Realplayer video of feline mischief

We want old Marx Trains!!! - we're looking for a few good trains!

The O27 Test - try your knowledge on this puzzle!

Scale Card review - a product for all scales - a must-see for scale

Narrow Gauge - photos of real narrow gauge at the Pine Creek Railroad

Collecting: Basic Primer  An introduction to collecting, for newcomers

Free Downloadable O27, O and S Scale Building Kits - small downloadbale paper kits that make buildings sized for O and S Gauge trains

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O / O27 Illustrated

O Gauge Animations - superb animated scenes from an O Gauge layout

SPECIAL Electric trains, the Yule Tree and a Stubborn Cat - hilarious Realplayer video of feline mischief

Crazy Cats and Trains - hilarious videos of cats and electric trains

Our Yule Tree Village 2001 - click here to see photos of the train and village under this year's Yule Tree

SPECIAL - Our Yule Tree Layout for 2000 - Realplayer video clips of the village and trains under our tree!

O Gauge Train by Train - gallery of locomotives and rolling stock

Classic Tinplate - O Gauge tinplate trains

O Gauge Fun - who says you need a layout?

More O Gauge - trains on the floor!

O Gauge Running - hi-rail hijinks

O Gauge Train Running - hi-rail runs wild

More Train Running - O Gauge, of course!

Ocean Grove Train Show 2003 -Click here to see the fun with O27, HO, NN-Trak and LIVE Steam trains

Ocean Grove Train Display - see exciting O, N (N-Trak) and HO layouts for the Yule holidays!!!

2004 Ocean Grove Train Show - Photos of N, HO, and O27 trains at the annual show

 Ocean Grove Train Show 2005 - Photos of show at Ocean Grove


N and HO Scale


Dad's Model Railroad - two model railroads in N scale

Dad's Railroad Complete - a simple N scale model railroad, using basic scenery

Our Little Railroad - N scale, of course

Classic Passenger Rail - in N scale

Frank's Hidden Valley Lines - a unique HO mining / logging railroad!

Building HO and N Scale Layouts - basic guide to making your own scale railroad

Eight layouts for N Scale - new layouts provide maximum action in tight spaces

HO layouts -  a load of new, easy-to-build layouts for HO, many for small spaces

Mini Layouts - Extra Small layouts for the smallest spaces! All scales!

Medium-Sized HO layouts - Many fun-filled track plans for layouts from 4' by 8' to 2' by 16' to 16 ' by 8'

 Our New N Scale Layouts -  layouts for small spaces, can also be used to extend existing layouts!

N Scale Mini Layouts - track plans for 2' by 4' layouts!

HO Mini-Layouts - track plans for 4' by 6' H.O. Railways!

Holiday Layouts - track plans for display layouts and running trains under the Yule tree

Fun Action and Animated Layouts - Action-packed layouts, many with animated accessories, for EZ-Track HO, ON30, O, O27, MTH O, Atlas O, S, G and Standard gauge

Fun Layouts for Kids - fun-packed track plans for O, O27, HO, G, Standard gauge plus Atlas and MTH O systems

Doorway Layouts - small layouts with tons of fun for HO Scale, O Gauge, O27, Atlas O, and MTH O

Never-Was Trains - Popular HO and N  cars and locomotives that never existed on real railroads!

HO as Toy Train - Not all HO trains were scale models, and these examples will have model railroaders howling!

Make a Holiday Display Layout - step-by-step photo instructions for small scale holiday project

Rules for Model Railroading - reprint of 1952 manual on operating toy trains like a real railroad

Trains for the Holidays - useful info for running trains, giving gifts, and having trains as a holiday display.  If you're new to trains, start here!

Ocean Grove Train Show 2005 - Photos of show at Ocean Grove

2004 Ocean Grove Train Show - Photos of last year's N, HO, and O27 trains at the annual show

Ocean Grove Train Show 2003 -Click here to see the fun with O27, HO, NN-Trak and LIVE Steam trains

Ocean Grove Train Display 2002 - Lots of fun with exciting O27, N (N-Trak), HO and N trains on holiday display

Ocean Grove Train Display 2001 - see exciting O, N (N-Trak) and HO layouts for the Yule holidays!!!

Old Trains from the Attic  or Basement- If you inherit or discover old trains, learn what type they are and how to run them.

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Large Scale and Garden Railways

G, #1 and Large Scales

Large Scale and Garden Railways - new articles, photos, etc on large scale, landscaping and more

Our Garden Railway for 2002 - photos of improvements to our garden and railway

Trains in the Garden, Spring 2002 - see pictures of our large scale trains running in or garden

Special! Garden Railroad Kittens Yes, real kittens in our garden railroad.  Here are photos of these delightful newcomers!  Click here!

How to get more fun from running your G Gauge trains - better running with Large Scale trains.

Large Scale Layouts & Track Plans - first installment of track plans for Garden Railways!

Layouts for Small Garden Railways - special track plans for small spaces: all the action in half the space!

Mini Layouts - Extra Small layouts for the smallest spaces!

Big Wild Layouts - unique track plans, indeed!

Little Large Scale & Garden Railway Layouts - over 20 small but lively track plans

Large Scale Waterside Layouts - track plans for poolside and pierside layouts.

Fun Action and Animated Layouts - Action-packed layouts, many with animated accessories, for G, O, O27, MTH O, Atlas O, EZ-Track HO, ON30, S and Standard gauge

Holiday Layouts - track plans for display layouts and running trains under the Yule tree

Fun Layouts for Kids - fun-packed track plans for G, O, O27, HO, Standard gauge plus Atlas and MTH O systems

Layouts to fit your Garden - use large layouts to enhance your garden

East Coast Large Scale Show - photos of some things seen at the big show

Narrow Gauge - photos of real narrow gauge at the Pine Creek Railroad

Rules for Model Railroading - reprint of 1952 manual on operating toy trains like a real railroad

Ocean Grove Train Show 2005 - Photos of show at Ocean Grove

2004 Ocean Grove Train Show - Photos of last year's N, HO, and O27 trains at the annual show

Ocean Grove Train Show 2003 -Click here to see the fun with O27, HO, N-Trak and LIVE Steam trains

Ocean Grove Train Display 2002 - Lots of fun with exciting O27, N (N-Trak), HO and N trains on holiday display

Ocean Grove Train Display 2001 - see exciting O, N (N-Trak), G and HO layouts for the Yule holidays!!!

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TT Scale

TT Scale - Table-Top Trains - trains, layout & track plans, technical info and plenty more for TT Scale

Mini Layouts - Extra Small layouts for the smallest spaces!


Coming Soon!

S Gauge

All we need is some equipment....the paperwork is underway!

Click here to learn more of our coming S section

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S Gauge American Flyer Manual - download the 1952 manual in PDF - Large file!

S Gauge Layouts - the first batch of track plans are here - 12 exciting layouts!

More S Gauge Layouts - track plans for pierfront, point-to-point and other rail systems

S gauge 4' by 8' Layouts - 4' by 8' Layouts for American Flyer & compatible track

Small Layouts for S Gauge - 4' by 6' layout plans for American Flyer and compatible S gauge track, with 3D illustrations

Fun Action and Animated Layouts - Action-packed layouts, many with animated accessories, for S, O. O27, MTH O, Atlas O, EZ-Track HO, ON30, G and Standard gauge

Holiday Layouts - track plans for display layouts and running trains under the Yule tree

Fun Layouts for Kids - fun-packed track plans for O, O27, HO, G, Standard gauge plus Atlas and MTH O systems

Free Downloadable S Scale Building Kits - small downloadbale paper kits that make buildings sized for S Gauge trains

3/16 Inch Scale: Useful for S gauge, though written mainly for 3/16" scale O

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Standard Gauge and Large Tinplate Trains

Standard Gauge Track Plans and Layouts - a collection of fun, new track plans

Small Layouts for Standard Gauge - 4' by 6' layout plans, with 3d Illustrations!

Fun Action and Animated Layouts - Action-packed layouts, many with animated accessories, for Standard Gauge, O. O27, MTH O, Atlas O, S, EZ-Track HO, ON30, and G

Holiday Layouts - track plans for display layouts and running trains under the Yule tree

Mini Layouts - Extra Small layouts for the smallest spaces!

Fun Layouts for Kids - fun-packed track plans for O, O27, HO, G, Standard gauge plus Atlas and MTH O systems

Now if we can just get some Standard Gauge trains track and accessories, we will have a full section for you.


Diecast, Wind-Up, Floor Trains and other Toys

Diecast, Wind-Up, Floor toy and other train toys - all the playthings that kids love!

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Coming in the Future

Z Scale

Click here to find out more about getting Z here!


Scenery Info

PC WhistleStop Scenery Manual - scenery-making tricks for beginners!

Military Scenery Manual - add military vehicles to your layout

Painting Human Figures - for more realistic trackside figures

Almost Scale - using adjacent scales to fill gaps in scenery

Anything Goes - how to use other hobbies to improve your model railroad

SPECIAL! Tinscale Scenery - how to make great Tinscale Scenery and Yule Holiday Villages - easy, fun and illustrated lessons!

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News and Reviews

Updated May 2000 -What's New?

Our online news - frequently updated

Bananas versus Model Trains

How a tropical fruit nearly crippled the hobby industry

Will G Scale Outsell O/O27?

Ambitious G scalers exploit O Gauge complacancy

Rail Reading

Articles, tips and humor


The Informed Railfan

Model Railroad Facts and Information

Scale and Gauge   The different sizes of model trains

Starting with Trains   Tips and Suggestions for Newcomers

How Railroads Work  A Basic Look at Real railroad Operations

The Railroad Itself    Property, Installations and Motive Power of Real Railroads

Almost Scale    Using adjacent and other scales to fill gaps in scenery and model making

Anything Goes - how to use other hobbies to improve your model railroad

Why Old Marx Trains   What makes these low-priced classics so desirable today?

Running Original Marx Trains - Tips and techniques for running original Marx O27 trains and equipment

Old Trains from the Attic  or Basement- If you inherit or discover old trains, learn what type they are and how to run them.

The Freehold Santa Train to Freehold - Conrail delivers Santa Claus to Freehold - a local tradition

Car/Train Wreck   See photos of car that lost race with a Conrail GP here in Freehold on May 15

Trains on the Jersey Shore - photos of real trains and stations

Narrow Gauge - photos of real narrow gauge at the Pine Creek Railroad

Collecting: Basic Primer  An introduction to collecting, for newcomers

Inside the Hobby - Frequently updated - issues affecting the hobby

Do Your Kids Love Trains? - tips and suggestions for parents of small children who love trains

Yule Tree Safety - be safe with trains around the Yule Tree

Trains for the Holidays - useful info for running trains, giving gifts, and having trains as a holiday display.  If you're new to trains, start here!

Special winter holiday section Click here for special Holiday articles and features, paper kits, Holiday Villages, trains and train facts, and Holiday Fun

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Free Paper Kit Downloads

Holiday House, Train & Diorama Kits

Easy-to-make Holiday scenes, trains, stations, cards and houses!  Just print, clip and assemble.

NEW - Towns and Villages

Download paper kits to make entire miniature communities, from seaside resorts to villages to Western cow-towns

Diorama Kits for the USA

Download paper kits to make trains, stations, game pieces and other dioramas in patriotic American themes and colors. We also have paper kits for Canada and the U.K. here.  Five more sets are here to make trains for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard

Subway Fun Diorama Kits

For the kids: an assortment of subway trains and stations

Stations, Depots and Lineside Buildings

Download a host of stations, depots, towers, car sheds and lineside structures.

Easy Interiors for Scenery & Buildings

Easy Interiors and signs, circus wagon panels, diner interior, house interiors

Billboards and Signs

Billboards, Signs, Container Decals and Banners

Circus Wagon Panels - Free

Download free color panels for K - Line circus wagons

Free Downloadable S, O27 and O Scale Building Kits

Small downloadbale paper kits that make buildings sized for S Gauge trains


Humor and Fun

Comical (but True) Railfans - some of the comical and a few of the weird people you might meet

Outfoxing the Missus - how to buy and run new trains without your wife knowing about it

Trains for Yule - the  annual comedy of holiday railroading

Running Trains with Ralph - a funny poem about a funny incident

Model Railroad Club Ballads - humorous fare about HO fights, Cab Control, smoke units and more.

NEW - Asleep at the Throttle - Bill is caught napping on the right-of-way

SPECIAL Electric trains, the Yule Tree and a Stubborn Cat - hilarious Realplayer video of feline mischief

Railyard Raid - remember doing this as a kid?

Railyard Raid II - more fun with toys and trains


Children's Choo Choo Section

For our younger railfans and parents!

(This is just the beginning - there's more to come!)

The Hobo Alphabet - Learn the secret of the hobos

Trains for Children - A guide for parents buying trains as gifts

Lantern, Hand and Color Signals - learn how to use real railroad hand signals

The Brick Mine Railway Game - a board game for children that you can download

Uncle Sam's Railroad Game - new board game for children that you can download. U.S.A.!

New York City Subway Express Game - board game: be the first to get from the Staten Island Ferry to the Brooklyn Train Yard

Engineer's Train Game - challenging game you can play with your trains!

Don't have trains yet?  You can get playing pieces for the Train Game -click here to get them all

You might want the set of playing pieces in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard colors

Railroad Light Signals - learn how railroad signals work

Whistle and Horn Talk - how railroads send messages with horns and whistles

Yule Tree Safety - be safe with trains around the Yule Tree

Do Your Kids Love Trains? - tips and suggestions for parents of small children who love trains

The Freehold Santa Train to Freehold - Conrail delivers Santa Claus to Freehold - a local tradition

Holiday House, Train & Diorama Kits - Easy-to-make Holiday scenes, trains, stations, cards and houses!  Just print, clip and assemble.

Subway Fun Kits - Make subway trains and stations

Meet Oddvar - our train-loving cat!

O Gauge Animations - superb animated scenes from an O Gauge layout

Trucks and Equipment - graders, steam rollers, trucks and other heavy vehicles!

Fire Trucks and Emergency Equipment - all kinds of fire trucks, ambulances, emergency trucks and more!

Ocean Grove Train Show 2005 - Photos of show at Ocean Grove

2004 Ocean Grove Train Show - Photos of N, HO, and O27 trains at the annual show

Ocean Grove Train Show 2003 -Click here to see the fun with O27, HO, N-Trak and LIVE Steam trains

Ocean Grove Train Display 2002 - Lots of fun with exciting O27, N (N-Trak), HO and N trains on holiday display

Ocean Grove Train Display 2001 - see exciting O, N (N-Trak) and HO layouts for the Yule holidays!!!

Crazy Cats and Trains - hilarious videos of cats and electric trains

Our Yule Tree Village 2001 - click here to see photos of the train and village under this year's Yule Tree

Our Yule Tree Layout for 2000 - Movies of the village and trains under our tree!

SPECIAL Electric trains, the Yule Tree and a Stubborn Cat - hilarious Realplayer video of feline mischief

Sadie the Cat - housecat purloins boxcar - see it here!

Rail cats - train running felines

Sparkle the Cat - feline O gauge railfan

The Goofy Cat of New Jersey - friendly cat who is not very smart.

There's more train video action at the O / O27 Illustrated section! Scroll toward the top of the page!

 


Real Trains!

Illustrated Galleries of Railroads, Trains, and Stations


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