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Use these videos to understand how to make model railroads fit well in the space available.
Constructing a wood grade crossing, Episode 6

Constructing a wood grade crossing, Episode 6

Where the roads intersect with the tracks on Steve Brown’s N scale layout, our humble...

Make paved lots using drywall mud, Episode 5

Make paved lots using drywall mud, Episode 5

Host Steve Brown continues to pave the way in and around the tracks of his...

Make dirt roads using drywall mud, Episode 4

Make dirt roads using drywall mud, Episode 4

Our humble host, Steve Brown, shows how he planned and “paved” the roads to success...

3D Track Plans: HO scale CNW Wisconsin Division to  Crystal Lake, Illinois

3D Track Plans: HO scale CNW Wisconsin Division to Crystal Lake, Illinois

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3D Track Plans: The HO scale Copper Basin Railway

3D Track Plans: The HO scale Copper Basin Railway

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How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 8

How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 8

Time for the big track plan reveal...well, almost! David first shares some additional historic photos...

How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 7

How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 7

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How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 6 Drafting a Plan

How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 6 Drafting a Plan

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How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 4 Sharing the project with others

How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 4 Sharing the project with others

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How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 5 The Doodle Phase

How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 5 The Doodle Phase

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How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 3 Deciphering the Maps

How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 3 Deciphering the Maps

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How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 2 Aerial Photos and Maps

How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 2 Aerial Photos and Maps

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How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 1 Research

How-to Library: Designing a layout, Part 1 Research

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3D Track Plans: The N scale Norfolk Southern Harrisburg Line

3D Track Plans: The N scale Norfolk Southern Harrisburg Line

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3D Track Plans: The HO scale Morristown & Erie Railway

3D Track Plans: The HO scale Morristown & Erie Railway

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How-to Library: Track Planning Made Easy – Computer-aided design, Part 2 Adding Track

How-to Library: Track Planning Made Easy – Computer-aided design, Part 2 Adding Track

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How-to Library: Track Planning Made Easy – Computer-aided design, Part 3 Elevations and turnouts

How-to Library: Track Planning Made Easy – Computer-aided design, Part 3 Elevations and turnouts

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How-to Library: Track Planning Made Easy – Computer-aided design, Part  1 Getting Started

How-to Library: Track Planning Made Easy – Computer-aided design, Part 1 Getting Started

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3D Track Plans: Canadian Canyons in N scale

3D Track Plans: Canadian Canyons in N scale

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3D Track Plans: Toronto Terminal in HO scale

3D Track Plans: Toronto Terminal in HO scale

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