DCC Conversion tips Some people dread doing this, but its really very easy. Sit back and watch this video on how you can convert your engines from DC to DCC. PLEASE NOTE HORNBY RINGFIELD MOTORS YOU NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING: ‘…….Hornby Ringfield motor is to test that the brush strips are insulated from the wheels and metal chassis of the motor once the original wires are removed. This may not be needed on a [More]
http://themodeltrainshop.org One of our model layouts on display in the shop. Recommended ReadingBristol Brunel Model Railway Show 2010How to Make Realistic Scenery for Model Train Layouts & DioramasThe life and times of a Railway Box VanBachmann Class 47 strip down and service guideLSWR 415 Adams Radial Tank Locomotive 00 gaugeModel Railroad Layouts – Planning Your Layout Is The SecretOO British model Railway layout FULL TOURMetrolink train at Belmont Shore Model Railroad ClubLargest Model Train of [More]
A glimpse at some of the many model layouts at The Bristol Brunel Model Railway Show October 2010 Good coverage, including some nice close ups, of the various sections around this model railroad show.   Recommended ReadingModel railway track layoutsWhy Join A Model Railroad Club – Here Are The Outstanding BenefitsThe life and times of a Railway Box VanBachmann Class 47 strip down and service guideLSWR 415 Adams Radial Tank Locomotive 00 gaugeOO British model [More]
Painting and ballasting track – how to paint model railroads Recommended ReadingHow to Make Realistic Scenery for Model Train Layouts & DioramasPainting Rocks – Model Railroad SceneryHow To Paint Model Railroad Backdrops with Rob SpanglerPainting track and cleaning rails on my modern day HO Union Pacific train layoutPainting small figures – Detailed guide DIYHow To Weather model railroad track – Very Easy!!!How-To Model Realistic Model Railroad Scenery – Weathering Track – Budget SuppliesHO Scale DCC [More]
Super easy technique to make realistic scenery for model railroad layouts and dioramas.   www.facebook.com/jointlinetrains/ Recommended ReadingModel railway track layoutsAlvaville HO Scale Model Railroad – Painting and ballasting trackPainting Rocks – Model Railroad SceneryHow To Paint Model Railroad Backdrops with Rob SpanglerPainting track and cleaning rails on my modern day HO Union Pacific train layoutPainting small figures – Detailed guide DIYHow To Weather model railroad track – Very Easy!!!HO Scale DCC Train Layout Run-bys Vol. [More]
Basic DCC demonstration with MRC Prodigy Advance. In UK it is by Gauge Master. In this video I show how to use functions, Throttle and other modes, as Yard Mode and reading decoders in programming track. Some decoders may require a programming booster to work this feature. The main features of Prodigy Advance is the 3,5 Amp power supply, support functions F0-F28, control accessories and many other features.   Recommended ReadingHow to Convert a DC [More]
Fitting DCC Chips Part 2 in the DCC Chronicles Showing you how to fit decoder chips to DCC ready stock If this Video has confused you any more than you were please don’t hesitate to PM me and I will try to help 😀 Thanks to everyone who has helped me and given me advice especially http://www.youtube.com/user/wattass7 🙂 Recommended ReadingHow to Convert a DC lococomotive to DCC Made EasyBasic DCC Demonstration – MRC Prodigy AdvanceDCC [More]
This is the Amtrak train I’ve taken in 2001.  Nice DCC sounds – see the effects at the crossing and the loco response. One P42 was modern phase, another was old phase, baggage car was which phase?, passenger cars were which phase?. Recommended ReadingHow to Convert a DC lococomotive to DCC Made EasyBasic DCC Demonstration – MRC Prodigy AdvanceFitting DCC chips to DCC ready modelsMy First DCC Model Railway – Trains Running on my LayoutHow [More]
Painting of cast plaster rocks (embedded in a plaster of paris landscape) with acrylic (water-based) paints.  Painting rocks made simple. Our Rock work is all cured now we’re ready to add some color and Miles is brought three colors out of here three colors right this technique is absolutely so foolproof we call it leopard spotting and all I’m going to do is put about 50% of the rock colored with this yellow this is [More]
A video diary of my first attempt to build a OO gauge DCC model railway (any advice is welcome) – My First DCC Model Railway Recommended ReadingHow to Convert a DC lococomotive to DCC Made EasyBasic DCC Demonstration – MRC Prodigy AdvanceFitting DCC chips to DCC ready modelsDCC sounds N scale Kato Amtrak SuperlinerHow to install DCC and LEDs into a Proto 2000 Locomotive (part 1)Opening the A4 DCC Sound ‘Sparrowhawk’ by HornbyDC to DCC [More]
How To Paint Model Railroad Backdrops: We look at the high art of painting model railroad backdrops with Rob Spangler who has painted many of the backdrops we have seen on the channel. A how to of Rob’s technique as he paints a backdrop for the 1/20.3 scale railroad at Garagemahall. ******************************************************************* Rob shows the ins and outs of painting with acrylics, both artists acrylics and acrylic latex house paint. All while coning Rob to [More]
Hey guys! This is a three part tutorial on how to install and convert your analog proto 2000 locomotive to a DCC locomotive with LED lights installed. I get my lights from Evan designs, they can be purchased from “modeltrainsoftware.com.” The decoders I use are digitrax DN143IP, but a digitrax DH123PS will work just as well if you can get it to fit. The locomotive I use in this video is a walthers proto 2000 [More]