HO Scale Buildings

ho scale buildings

Are you interested in adding HO scale buildings to your model train layout? Adding building scenes are an excellent way to provide a strong level of realism to your layout. There’s several different ways to go about adding HO scale buildings. First off, you can add buildings that suit the time period of your model … Read more

5 Realistic HO Scale Background Buildings

ho scale background buildings

Adding HO scale background buildings are an essential add-on for urban based model railroads. They add realism and make your layouts more beautiful. All model train beginners should keep this in mind, even when thinking about their track plans. This is true even for layouts that are as small as HO scale layouts. Typically built … Read more

3 Realistic HO Scale Coal Mine Buildings

ho scale coal mine buildings

If your HO scale model train layout that contains mountain scenery then HO scale coal mine buildings are a great way to add more realism to your model railroad. There’s several types of scenes that depict coal mining such as coal hauling in trucks from the mountainside. A great way to construct HO scale buildings … Read more

3 Incredible HO Scale Steel Mill Buildings

ho scale steel mill buildings

Are you planning on adding HO scale steel mill buildings to your model railroad? There’s a few things to keep in mind when you’re building a prototype version of a steel mill building scenery to your model train layout. The first thing to keep in mind is the fact that the production of steel requires … Read more

G Scale Train Layout Plans

g scale layout plans

G scale also known as garden scale is the largest model railroad scale available. It’s 1:22.5 and utilizes a 1.75 inch gauge. Due to its size, G scale train layout plans are ideal for outdoor garden railroads and can also be built for indoors as well. Another useful aspect of G scale is the level … Read more

Top 5 N Scale Coffee Table Layouts

n scale coffee table

N scale coffee table layouts are the best solution for small space layouts. For model railroaders that don’t have enough space for a full size layout, using a coffee table for a model train layout can be an excellent alternative.  Despite the small size, n scale coffee table layouts can smoothly run trains. The only … Read more

N Scale Track Plans 2×4

n scale layouts 2x4

N scale track plans 2×4 are the best choice for enjoying a model train layout in small spaces. This type of track plan still comes with all of the bells and whistles of larger layouts but in a limited space. Every model railroader knows the satisfaction of seeing a model railroad come to full fruition. … Read more

3 Ideas for N Scale Mountain Layout Plans

n scale mountain scenery

There are plenty of factors to consider when building N scale mountain layout plans. Two main factors for a mountain train layout are the benchwork and track plan. The size of the benchwork and the design of the track plan will determine if your layout is functional and realistic.,  Building an N scale mountain layout … Read more

Top Rated N Scale Track Plans 4×8

4x8 n scale track plans

4×8 N scale track plans are best if you’re planning to grow the layout over time. The main benefit of this track plan size is the flexibility it provides in terms of expanding your layout. If you have the available space, simply adding another 4’x8′ sheet of plywood can double the size of your railroad. … Read more

Top 3 N Scale Track Plans 3×6

n scale 3x6 layouts

One of the most popular N scale track plans is the 3×6 foot model train layout. For N scale, 3×6, 3×8 and 4×8 all provide plenty of space for running large freight or passenger trains.  An N scale 3×6 track plan isn’t nearly as restrictive as the same size in HO scale. You can drive … Read more