The Model Railroad Magic WebsiteLink'n Pin

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(From here you are probably going somewhere else... )



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Our Favorites!

Its Lionel... what else needs to be said:)!


Light Rail Products If you love traction (like I do:), and if you are modeling large scale, then a visit to Karl's website is definitely in order! Karl has a terrific line of parts and kits covering the entire pallet of trolleys and traction. There is a wealth of information, plans, photos and inside information here as well. Karl is a sweetheart of a guy and I know he will help any modeler who simply asks. The site is a bit cumbersome, but the true trolley person will wade through and find a huge amount of useful info (like I did). There are even complete step by step kit bashing tutorials! Makes me wish I were into the 'small' (1/2":) scales.
This is a 'must visit' site.


Scale Products Company Dennis 'Bones' Evers and crew offer some pretty neat and oftentimes unusual products. From working signals and crossing gates to complete locomotives in almost any scale (including full scale!), these fine people have found a niche, and filled it. They have built props and systems for theme parks, attractions, casinos and for 'mom and pop' outfits, they even build training equipment for the real railroads. Worth a visit to see their quality work.

Lex Parker is doing a terrific job with his model of The DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN in On3, and his progress is well documented on line. If you are planning a layout of this most popular prototype (or any prototype, really) you should follow Lex's odessesy.


This is Art Fahie's amazing N scale layout, The Niagara & Pearl Creek Railroad Co. Art not only builds beautiful models, he photographs them beautifully as well. The Magic City is based on the extraordinary city of Amherst on his pike (with his gracious permission, of course: ). Many have built larger cities, few have built a more pleasing one. Art has captured everything necessary, and used ALL the tricks I have ever heard of in this splendid effort. Visit this site for inspiration... like we do.


A group of French model railroaders who have chosen to model American prototypes! A terrific site with a comprehensive set of tutorials on DCC, model photography, and beautiful layout tours. French and English versions are available for viewing, visit these folks... they really 'get it'! : )


RailroadMania! A great site to find a variety of information, featured layout tours, with a focus on layout design and design software. The links and references are rated by real visitors, like you! Way cool...


Toy Trunk Railroad


The Toy Trunk Railroad - An adorable and FUNNY railroad themed cartoon strip! (You will swear you have "ridden" the TTR somewhere, before!)



7+ Railroader - These next two, if they are your cup of tea, are well worth looking into! Our friends Greg and Susan Robinson are very dedicated to trains and modeling in every scale!!!

Grand Scales Quarterly


Athabasca System


The Athabasca System - A beautiful N scale layout, and a stunning site (get your plug-ins ready)!

The Webville & Hypertext RR


WEBVILLE AND HYPERTEXT RAILROAD COMPANY © - Want to know ANYTHING about trains, railroads, or model railroads? This is the place to go! Chris Coleman has dedicated what must be a significant part of his life to making sure you can find everything you are looking for!

With just one loco and one track (look Ma, no turnouts!) well, we're not exactly 'into' DCC. But if you are, or are just considering DCC, Don Crano is your man!
"Model Railroading with DCC" is the place to look first for anything you could ever need to know about this form of layout control. Don is a substantial contributor to our hobby, a VERY helpful feller', and one heck of a nice guy!

Look Bossda trains!... da Trains!...

- A terrific site with something for just about everyone. Lots of great photos & Links, and narrow gauge stuff (check out "Slim Rails", too!).TrainNet!


TrainNet - "Everything on a Flanged Wheel" ... A well moderated, and well focused discussion forum on CompuServe. They are quite hospitable to new guests at this link.


TrainordersTrainorders - Much more than a railcam...Todd Clark and his "crew" have really done an amazing job here. Whether you are a model railroader, train spotter, or railfan, you will find something interesting every time you visit! (Great contribution, Todd!)


Larry's HOn30 Page I just like this site. Larry Rickert has some great narrow gauge stuff, and some very esoteric links.



Mark L. Evans, MCSE, has done an extraordinary job on this site! If you ever wished you could journey back in time to visit the Colorado narrow gauge in its heyday, Mark has built the machine to make your wish come true!


The Historical Model Railway Society A UK Registered Educational Charity

"The Historical Model Railway Society is the Senior Society in Britain for the collection and exchange of information for historian and modelers of the railways of the British Isles." The Oxford Companion to British Railway History, Pub O.U.P. A lovely site!


Youth in Model Railroading (YMR) is an internet club, its primary function is to get kids 9-18, involved with model railroading. "where the main theme is FUN!" (I like that!) If you are in this age group, by all means pay them a visit!



Model Railroad Tips, Tricks and Techniques is a great place to browse around for inspiration! Don Anderson has assembled a substantial number (and the list is growing all the time:) of clever ideas from modelers. The easy to follow navigation makes it easy to find cool info on most any topic you might be involved in.



The Island Pacific Railroad A perfect example of what can happen when you truly enjoy scenery building! Dave Inman has quite a "little" empire going in N scale, and he has some great photos to share with you. He really likes to have visitors, too... so go hit the IPRR!


Helpful & Nifty Links


RailServe : The Internet Railroad Directory - Over 2,000 rail-related links, search engine, forums, railfan chat rooms, and more!

Model Railroader Magazine - Always a great place to start, and a definitive listing of links!

Garden Railways Magazine - "Must See" reading for garden and larger scale railroaders. Loads of helpful articles and photos. Marc & Barbara ARE live steam garden railroaders/gardeners, themselves!

NMRA Directory of World Wide Rail Sites - Probably THE definitive link listing.

Railseek - A searchable database.



Manufacturers & Suppliers


Walthers, The Model Railroad Mall - The first and best, they have just about everything imaginable here.

Grand Central Railway Station of Cyberspace - A COMPLETE listing of model railroad manufacturers/links ( ...and a source for Circuitron products).

The Model Dockyard Catalog - Actually a ship builder's site, but a great place for esoteric and unusual supplies... especially for larger scales.



Snail Mail & Other Numbers


I.S.L.E. Laboratories Inc. (Mountains in Minutes polyfoam)

P.O. Box 636

Sylvania, OH 43560

Phone: 517-486-4055


Circuitron, Inc. (the best model circuitry available)

211 RocBaar Dr.

Romeoville, IL 60446-1163

Phone: 815-886-9010

Fax: 815-886-9076




561 Acorn St.

Deer Park, NY 11729

Phone: 516-242-mini (6464)

Orders: 800-942-9439

Fax: 516-242-7796


Web Site:


GRS Model Brass (great lighting FX circuitry)

P.O. Box 16063

Shawnee, KS 66203

Phone: 913-422-5405


Fantasonics (tm) Engineering

575 Kent St.

Cambria, CA 93428

Phone: 805-927-0586


Web Site:


A-West (the best "Its", Blacken-it(tm) for brass, Patina-it(tm) for copper & brass, Weather-it(tm) for wood)

Terry L. Westbrook

P.O. Box 1144

Woodstock, GA 30188


Chicago Model Intl. ( The Hogger power pack)

124 Messner Dr.

Wheeling, IL 60090


Model Railroader Magazine

P.O. Box 1612

Waukesha, WI 53187-1612

Phone: 414-796-8776

Fax: 414-796-1142


Sales & service: 800-446-5489

Comment Line: 414-796-6497

Web site:


Robert Dustin (decals, plates, design)

334 Auburndale ave.

Newton, MA 02166

Phone: 617-527-2247


Cole's Power Models (live steam parts/kits)

P.O. Box 788

Ventura, CA 93001

Phone: 805-643-7065

Fax: 805-643-5160


Super Scale Locomotive Company (high end live steam accessories)

367-A Beckett Place

Grover Beach, CA 93433


Electronics For Trains

1225 Johnson Ferry Rd. Building #400-M

Marietta, GA


Track Em Electronics, Inc

P.O. Box 1507

Sand Springs, OK 74063


Walthers, Inc

P.O. Box 3039

Milwaukee, WI 53201-3039



JBL Sound

8500 Balboa Blvd.

Northridge, CA 91329



Motorola Ceramics Products Division

4800 Richfield Rd.

N.E. Albuquerque, NM 87113




700 W. Artesia Blvd.

Compton, CA 90220