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Where To Start
Are you thinking about switching to DCC? If so you probably have lots of questions.
Already use DCC? We can show you how to update and improve your operations with the newest and latest products available.
How To Choose
If you are just starting out in the hobby you may be wondering which scale is the best.
In reality, there is no right or wrong answer. All scales are great and have their own advantages.
Get our free guide on choosing the right scale for you.
Getting Started With Scenery
Ready to take your layout to the next level with scenery?
Follow along with us as we show you different techniques to help improve your skills.
Kits or Scratch Build?
Whether you are building a purchased kit or going for the complete custom look of a scratch built structure, this guide will provide lots of tips and tricks to help make your next project look its best!
From Simple to Complex
Make your layout stand out by weathering freight cars and locomotives.
Anything from a simple dusting to the graffiti tagged grimy cars you see on today’s railroads.
Layout Contruction & Benchwork
Ready to start building? In this section we discuss the multiple ways of supporting your new layout.
Every option from the old style L Girder to the more modern style of Free Floating and everything in between.
Let’s get started building!!
Want to operate your layout like the real thing?
Learn how to setup industries, yards and staging.
This can bring hours of fun for yourself or to share with others besides just watching trains run.
Layout & Room
Planning ahead for layout & room lighting can save you time and frustration in the long run.
Learn what options are available and how to chose.
Learn how to upgrade your DC or DCC wiring so your layout performs its best.
We will discuss everything from basic bus lines to complicated block & signal wiring for RailCom and operations.
Learn how to add JMRI to your layout with a computer.
JMRI (Java Model Railroad Interface) is a program used for everything from programming and reading decoders to full operations or maybe just to keep a roster of your locos and fright cars.
Share With Friends
Sign in to post pictures of your layout and see what other model railroaders are doing.
Feel free to ask questions or help others.
Imagination is the beginning of any great layout. Let your mind run wild and see where it takes you.
Remember there is no right or wrong way to do something because at the end of the day it is YOUR layout after all.
Looking for ideas to inspire your layout. See some examples for a springboard that you can use to get started.
Model Railroading, Made Simple.
Any layout of any size or any scale can be a winner. What makes the difference is the time you take to improve your own skills. Don’t be afraid to jump right in. We all make some mistakes along the way but that is how we learn.
So come with us and share the progress of your own model railroading journey!
If you want to learn more about us, you’re in the right place.
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Contact Us At: IronPlanetHobbies@gmail.com