Just For Fun

These videos are ones we enjoyed making - just for fun. We hope you enjoy watching them!
Amtrak Empire Service adventure along the Hudson River

Amtrak Empire Service adventure along the Hudson River

Ride with Trains.com staffer Ben Lake as he enjoys the charm of regional passenger rail...

Trains LIVE — Rail safety week 2023

Trains LIVE — Rail safety week 2023

Trains LIVE — Rail safety week 2023 — 11-15-2023 — Every 3 hours someone is...

Steve Metken’s O gauge layout

Steve Metken’s O gauge layout

Steve Metken's O gauge layout was inspired by a 1950s Lionel Display Layout. This 9...

Jerry Strangarity’s Reading Co. in HO scale

Jerry Strangarity’s Reading Co. in HO scale

Jerry Strangarity's Reading Co. in HO scale last appeared in the November 2010 issue of...

Atlas N scale EMD SD9

Atlas N scale EMD SD9

The Atlas N scale EMD SD9 is back, this time with a factory-installed speaker in...

Fall journey along the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad

Fall journey along the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad

Experience the breathtaking beauty of fall in Chama, New Mexico, as you embark on a...

Spaces to Places IV | A flash of finishing flourishes, part 7

Spaces to Places IV | A flash of finishing flourishes, part 7

Host Gerry Leone may be dangerously close to finishing off the town of Westcott, but...

Lou Sassi’s On30 Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes on-board video view

Lou Sassi’s On30 Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes on-board video view

Take a ride along the rails of Lou Sassi's On30 Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes...

Meet Mitch Horner, Trains.com Assistant Digital Editor

Meet Mitch Horner, Trains.com Assistant Digital Editor

Meet Mitch Horner in this latest installment of Q&A with the Editors! Welcome aboard one...

Visit the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

Visit the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway was formed in 1972. Operating out of the town of Nelsonville,...

Big Skies & Iron Rails, Grain Trains

Big Skies & Iron Rails, Grain Trains

When the bounty of Heartland crops are harvested, much of the grain goes west. Destined...

Central Vermont Rwy. Southern Division in HO scale

Central Vermont Rwy. Southern Division in HO scale

Central Vermont Railway Southern Division in HO scale | In Northern California's San Francisco Bay...

Southern Railway 2-8-2 No. 4501 steams back to Georgia

Southern Railway 2-8-2 No. 4501 steams back to Georgia

As presented by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, the legendary Southern Railway 2-8-2 locomotive, No....

Planting structures

Planting structures

Learn how to seamlessly integrate model buildings into your train layout. Discover techniques for adding...

Model Railroader After Hours | October 26th, 2023

Model Railroader After Hours | October 26th, 2023

Model Railroader After Hours | October 26th, 2023. An all-new series, After Hours is a...

WalthersProto HO scale EMD GP9

WalthersProto HO scale EMD GP9

Grand Trunk Western is among the paint schemes offered in the latest run of WalthersProto...

Visiting with Rapido Trains Inc | U.S. Dealer Event Fall 2023

Visiting with Rapido Trains Inc | U.S. Dealer Event Fall 2023

Rapido Trains, Inc. founder Jason Shron hosted U.S. and Canadian dealers on the property of...

Halloween fun making a carved pumpkin layout

Halloween fun making a carved pumpkin layout

Looking for tricks to make a special pumpkin treat? Not the kind of treat you'd...

Trains LIVE — Riding Amtrak

Trains LIVE — Riding Amtrak

Trains LIVE — Riding Amtrak — 10-25-2023 — There are still places in this country...

Meet Master Model Railroader Gerry Leone | Trains.com EXCLUSIVE Interview

Meet Master Model Railroader Gerry Leone | Trains.com EXCLUSIVE Interview

You've likely thumbed his articles in Model Railroader magazine. Maybe you've even seen him in...