Search results

ModelRailroadForums.com is a free Model Railroad Discussion Forum and photo gallery. We cover all scales and sizes of model railroads. Whether you're a master model railroader or just getting started, you'll find something of interest here.


  1. S

    Paint Base coat

    So I have decided to start working on my photo diorama I started. I was wondering if anyone has some suggestions for what colors of paint to get. I was just going to go to like Home Depot and get some cheap latex, but the amount of colors is overwhelming. Just looking for a good ground...
  2. S

    Methods for building structures.

    What is your favorite method for building kits. I have 2 kits to put together and I was wondering how I should do it. Paint/weather the pieces first then glue it together? What kind of tools should I have, besides lots of sharp blades.
  3. S

    Amtrak Help

    So my friend has to get back to his AF base, and I am going with him for the drive to VA. I have decided for the trip back to take the train instead of trying to get a plane ticket with FF miles. Why not enjoy my vacation for a bit right? Can someone tell me the difference between these two...
  4. S

    Updating Rolling Stock

    I have a BUNCH of older rolling stock, most of it Tyco. Obviously it is all hook horn coupler attached to the truck. I have read about updating them and all, but I haven't decided yet. Is it worth the money and the work to upgrade all the stuff, or even some of the stuff? There is some...
  5. S

    Layout Questions

    I finally have a place to start building (again, this time it won't move). The concept behind the layout is an old city has been dying out since the large plants left, leaving behind over grown tracks and worn down buildings (which works great with what I have building wise, which over the...
  6. S

    Building the STP Railroad

    I am in the planning stage of making a new layout. It is going to be a fictious city, well town, that is feed by the Union Pacific mainline. I want to do a switching layout, and maybe module so I can move it around relatively easily. After looking at what people have been doing, I think I am...




Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)


ModelRailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Top