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This month in Trackside we will be upgrading a bulkhead flatcar from Athearn.

We will glue wood veneer “boards” over the plastic boards and weather the car to make it look realistic. Next month, we will show you how to build a custom pipe load using this same car. To customize a car like this one, you will need wood veneer that you can purchase online or at [...]

By | 2018-01-04T08:08:32-08:00 January 4th, 2018|Model Railroading, Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine|Comments Off on This month in Trackside we will be upgrading a bulkhead flatcar from Athearn.

January 2018 is here, Happy New Year

January 2018 Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine The two layout features this January are: Lee Bishop's Stoney Creek and Southern Railroad Lewis-Clark Model Railroad Club's Camas Prairie Railroad Order Download or DVD On30 Scale HO Scale Upgrade and Weather a Bulkhead Flatcar Layouts in the January 2018 Issue Stoney [...]

By | 2018-01-02T11:46:29-08:00 January 2nd, 2018|Model Railroading, Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine|Comments Off on January 2018 is here, Happy New Year

Merry Christmas from Trackside

Jenny and I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas It's almost Christmas, and it looks like the Blumauer Lumber Company has set up a battery box to power some lights on a tree near the tracks. As I stood across the river in Tumwater, no. 53 arrived and it proceeded on the main [...]

By | 2017-12-23T06:22:37-08:00 December 23rd, 2017|Model Railroading, Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine|Comments Off on Merry Christmas from Trackside

December 2017 Free Edition is now ready online to view.

December 2017 Free Edition of Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine This month's featured layouts are: Ry Bates' McCloud River Railroad Chet Wachsmuth’s Northwest Industrial Read Current Free Edition HO Scale HO Scale Layouts in the December 2017 Issue McCloud River Railroad We tell a creative ride-along story on Ry [...]

By | 2018-01-04T06:54:57-08:00 December 21st, 2017|Model Railroading, Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine|Comments Off on December 2017 Free Edition is now ready online to view.

Railroad videos we’ve shot while on layout shoots for the magazine.

We caught this westbound Union Pacific stack train led by UP 2740 while en route to Portland, OR. (This is at NE Tumalt Rd and NE Warrendale Rd right off from Hwy 84. We did not go past the grade crossing as this was marked private road with many signs. [...]

By | 2018-01-21T02:52:07-08:00 August 11th, 2017|Model Railroading, Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine|Comments Off on Railroad videos we’ve shot while on layout shoots for the magazine.

April 2017 Trackside Model Railroading

From the Publishers April 2017 Thank you to all of you who filled out the questionnaire you were sent. We had a wonderful response rate and we appreciate the feedback. We will be making some changes based on the survey responses and are glad to see what is working and what is not. We [...]

By | 2017-08-11T13:17:45-07:00 May 8th, 2017|Model Railroading, Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine|Comments Off on April 2017 Trackside Model Railroading

Sam Furukawa’s Sam Juan Scenic Line in Sn3 layout is an amazing railroad.

A double-headed RGS mixed manifest makes its way over the grade as it heads towards Vance. Sam Juan Scenic Line We tour Sam Furukawa’s version of the Rio Grande Southern this month. His layout models the RGS route from Ridgway in the north through Vance, Ophir, and south to Rico. Sam built the layout [...]

By | 2017-12-08T11:12:56-08:00 November 20th, 2016|Model Railroading, Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine|Comments Off on Sam Furukawa’s Sam Juan Scenic Line in Sn3 layout is an amazing railroad.

Mike McGinley’s Southwestern Pacific layout is an amazing HO scale layout.

Patched Southern Pacific Geep No. 1480 is on point of the daily eastbound local traveling along the Cascade River. Mike McGinley’s Southwestern Pacific layout operates in multiple different timeframes between 1951 and 2006 in the Southwestern United States, including California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. Trackside Model Railroading photographed the SWP operating in 2006, [...]

By | 2017-12-08T11:13:27-08:00 October 30th, 2016|Model Railroading, Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine|Comments Off on Mike McGinley’s Southwestern Pacific layout is an amazing HO scale layout.

September 2016 Free Edition of Trackside Model Railroading

Did you know you can get Trackside Model Railroading's Free Edition on the 20th of each month. These editions are time limited for those that want to read all about the layouts we feature. Hurry and signup soon to be sure you get your copy. Trackside Model Railroading Page View Here is a [...]

By | 2017-03-12T22:17:52-07:00 September 28th, 2016|Model Railroading, Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine|Comments Off on September 2016 Free Edition of Trackside Model Railroading

September 2016 Friday the 23rd

Loggers work in the woods near Ostrander. Here, a Weyerhaeuser Woods Railroad train crosses the trestle on the branch line. ~Trackside Model Railroading Weyerhaeuser Woods Railroad in HO This is Dave Greenwood's Weyerhaeuser Woods Railroad featured from January 2016. It is a freelanced, modern version of the WTCX in HO scale, modeled as [...]

By | 2017-12-08T11:13:56-08:00 September 23rd, 2016|Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine|Comments Off on September 2016 Friday the 23rd
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