Freight train layout tour

Follow a BN freight train as it tours the original N scale layout.

YouTube & Flickr

I wanted to post a quick follow-up on other online locations for my “stuff”. I will primarily keep everything model railroad related here on this website. The videos posted here are linked to my YouTube channel. This channel has other videos as well, not necessarily just model trains, so please check it out and subscribe. …

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Building a grain elevator

One of the projects I was working on in N scale was modeling the grain elevator at Humboldt NE. This is a unique elevator, a design I have not seen anywhere else. I have resurected the project with the current layout and plan on making this one of the main industries.

Oakways leading a coal train

A pair of new Oakway SD60s leading a BN coal train. I picked up this pair of HO scale SD60s brand new in box, which was pretty surprising as its been a few years since their release. I went thru them mechanically and got them running, then installed soundtrax tsunami 2 decoders and speakers from …

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Cab ride

Onboard video of the HO scale layout. This is the same track plan as the current N scale layout, just a bigger scale track.

Pacing a coal train

Following a coal train touring the original N scale layout. Be sure to watch the entire video, a surprise double SD70MAC DPU is on the rear of the train.

Modeling a quonset

Growing up on a farm, we had a couple quonsets to store machinery in. These were not small buldings, they held a couple combines as well as tractors and other machinery. I noticed Rix made a model of a quonset but it was way too small. Since I am back in N scale, I decided …

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