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Model Railroading Work Lights

Model Railroading Work Lights

I had written previously about buying a softbox lighting setup for taking our train and product photos, here’s that article. I’ve had this same setup now for a couple of years and for a very inexpensive rig, I’ve been surprised at how well it’s held up. This 3-piece set included 3 softboxes measuring 24” x […]

March 18, 2015 0 Comments More
N Scale Pizza Layout Base

N Scale Pizza Layout Base

After weighing the size options for our pizza layout, the decision was helped along by a Google search for “round, galvanized tray”. As this is going to be something of an industrial scene, I thought a galvanized metal base would be a nice compliment to the scene above. I came across this 18” wide galvanized […]

March 15, 2015 0 Comments More
Our First Pizza Layout

Our First Pizza Layout

In our previous article, I talked about some of the benefits of building small model railroad layouts, very small layouts, which include the pizza and micro varieties. We now get started on a new pizza layout in N scale here at Raildig.com and I have to admit, I’m really looking forward to this project. Hopefully […]

March 2, 2015 0 Comments More
Micro Layouts and Pizza Layouts

Micro Layouts and Pizza Layouts

I’ve always been a fan of micro layouts and pizza layouts; they’re exciting to build and a lot of fun to watch as the builder’s creativity is really on display in this small size. For someone new to the hobby of model railroading, they offer a great platform to get started with. Almost from the […]

February 18, 2015 0 Comments More
Modeling Safety Tip

Modeling Safety Tip

I find model railroaders; most modelers in general really, are pretty big on safety. In my (occasionally) cavalier mindset, sometimes to a fault. Yes, don’t inhale toxic paint or glue fumes, don’t light fires around open chemicals, don’t sprinkle rail spikes on your morning cereal… got it. Kidding aside, I really am very careful around […]

January 12, 2015 0 Comments More
Joel Bragdon | Bragdon Rock Molds

Joel Bragdon | Bragdon Rock Molds

One of my favorite go-to products when building a new scene are Bragdon rock molds. Made from high-grade latex, in my opinion these are some of the finest molds available for modeling real rocks because they’re molds from real rocks! Incredibly versatile too as they work well in all scales. Below you can see casts […]

December 14, 2014 0 Comments More
Chris Lane, Editor | Carstens On30, HOn3 Annuals

Chris Lane, Editor | Carstens On30, HOn3 Annuals

For someone brand new to or just curious about On30, what do you feel are On30’s biggest strengths, its main appeal? The main appeal is that it allows someone with an interest in narrow gauge to dip their toe in the water and see if it is for them, without a huge commitment of time […]

August 23, 2014 More
Tony Cook Of Model Railroad News

Tony Cook Of Model Railroad News

Can you give us a little history of Model Railroad News (MRN) magazine? Model Railroad News has served the hobby for two decades. The magazine is unique in its new product orientation. Readers of this hobby magazine receive news and announcements on just released and coming new products in all popular scales of model railroading. […]

April 2, 2014 0 Comments More
Model Railroading’s Quiet Cool

Model Railroading’s Quiet Cool

Model railroad documentaries are not something we come across often, when I heard of one being produced in San Diego, CA, I had to look in to this. The documentary, and associated website, is Model Citizens. The person running the show is Sara Kelly, a journalism professor and previously the Executive Editor of the Philadelphia […]

April 2, 2014 0 Comments More
Bachmann Trains On30 Interview

Bachmann Trains On30 Interview

I’d like to thank Bachmann Trains for making the Bach Man available for this interview. I’ve been seeing more and more interest in On30 railroading and thought you might enjoy hearing from the company that’s been instrumental in bringing On30 to the fore. Among other duties, the Bach Man moderates the Bachmann User Forum. Can […]

March 20, 2014 0 Comments More
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