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January 05, 2007

How To Build a Train Platform

Tipstricks_1There's a nice how-to article posted at www.doityourself.com about building a small train platform.  The article states the platform is for HO scale trains but the basic technique can be used to build a bit larger platform for O Gauge.  Check out the article here.


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Building Your First Christmas Layout - Part 1
Building Your First Christmas Layout - Part 2
Removing 0-27 Track Pins
O Gauge Track Plans

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December 09, 2006

Building Your First Christmas Layout - Part 2

Tipstricks_1In Part 2 (view Part 1 here) of Building Your First Christmas Layout I offer up some suggestions about starter sets with a few short video clips of some sets I own and touch on layout and scenery design.  When all is said and done you should be ready to take on your first Christmas layout project.

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November 30, 2006

Building Your First Christmas Layout - Part 1

Tipstricks_1You remember the Lionel trains from your youth and the fun you had playing with them under the Christmas tree.  You're all grown up now and the trains are probably long gone but the memories remain and now you’re ready to build a layout for yourself or your children to rekindle the tradition of a train under the Christmas tree.  Whatever the reason for building a Christmas layout, you’re ready to get started but not quite sure where to begin.  If you're a regular reader of the OGaugeWatch blog and a seasoned enthusiast this post will probably invoke memories of your first Christmas layout building experience.  If your a beginner and came upon this blog post while searching for some free Christmas layout advice on the Internet than this post will help get you started down the path to building a successful layout.  Building Your First Christmas Layout will be a 2 part series.

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July 25, 2006

O Gauge Track Plans

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So you're thinking about building an O Gauge layout and you need some ideas about how to design the track plan.  You can always come up with something yourself, but it's much easier to start with existing plans to help get the creative juices flowing.  Not many web sites offer and extensive collection of plans for free but there are a few resources that offer free plans you can use directly or as a base for creating your own layout plan.  Click on the link below to read on.

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