Speed matching locomotives

Everyone seems to speed match their locomotives a little different. There are a ton of theories and opinions on the subject, I am not getting into any of those. I am just going to show you how I quickly and easily set up mine and have great results doing it. I will start with a …

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BN/Rock Island coal train

Visited my friend Allens Rock Island layout today and he was kind enough to allow me to bring some of my BN power along. I supplied the SD40-2’s, he supplied the fuel tender, coal train, and the manned helper. Yes, we ran this train with a manned helper, not a consisted DPU, and not one …

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Santa Fe all the way

Here are a couple videos of trains I ran on a friends layout. This is a double deck all DC layout with a dispatcher. A lot of fun to run long trains.

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.

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