May 2018 Trackside Model Railroading 2018-05-01T18:40:26-07:00

May 2018 Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine

Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine May 2018 Cover

The two layout features this May are:
Mount Hood Railroad
See the Mount Hood Model Engineers' Layout in HO Scale
Blue Arrow Lines
Visit Bodo Capeller's Freelanced Pacific Northwest Layout in HO Scale

Trackside Model Railroading HO scale
HO Scale Mount Hood Railroad

Trackside Model Railroading HO scale
HO Scale Blue Arrow Lines

Make Flower Planters for Your Layout
Flower Planter Boxes

Layouts in the May 2018 Issue

Mount Hood Railroad in HO Scale
Visit this freelanced pike that travels through the Cascade Mountains, the High Desert, the Blue Mountains, and the Palouse to connect Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington. The railroad has an interesting story and hauls quite a variety of freight with an emphasis on logs and related products like woodchips and paper; ore, coal, and gravel; and mixed goods shipped between eastern and western Oregon. Our feature shares a creative ride-along story on the club’s Pioneer passenger train as it travels westward as well as a story about the operations of the layout and the railroad’s mythical history. We share lots of interesting photos of the Mount Hood Railroad Engineers’ beautiful scenery, photographs, and a cab ride video of the layout.

Blue Arrow Lines in HO Scale
See Bodo Capeller’s freelanced Pacific Northwestern layout. He runs an interesting mix of Great Northern and Amtrak electrics and Rio Grande Southern diesel locomotives. The small layout is well-scenicked with a bay, countryside, and two towns. Bodo built custom catenary wiring for the layout, adding to the realism of his work. He runs passenger service and has many people and other details included on the Blue Arrow Lines. We include photos, video, a map, and a cab ride on the layout.

Make Flower Planters for Your Layout
Create handmade flowers and planter boxes for your layout using inexpensive materials. The project is simple and can easily be completed by any modeler who is comfortable working with small parts. Our example is in HO scale, but we give dimensions in scale feet so it can be easily built in another scale if desired.

Mount Hood Railroad
Trackside Model Railroading Mount Hood Railroad in HO Scale.
Blue Arrow Lines
Trackside Model Railroading Blue Arrow Lines in HO Scale.

May 2018 Magazine on DVD
For those who would like to view the magazine on their televisions, you can now purchase the magazine on DVD. The DVD will contain the entire magazine with a video of both layouts that includes photos and video with a narration of the articles.
DVD orders will processed and ship out within 10 days of ordering. All US orders include free shipping. International orders will be subject to shipping costs. Our DVDs are region free and are in NTSC format, PAL is available upon request for international orders.

DVD 2 Disc Set $24.99 USD
Retail $32.99 USD





Trackside Model Railroading on DVD featuring the following: The Mount Hood Model Engineers' Mount Hood Railroad and Bodo Capeller's Blue Arrow Lines.

Make Flower Planter Boxes

Trackside Model Railroading, Make Flower Planter Boxes