Lighting on the layout has always given a great impression, especially with dimmed room lighting. Many plastic kits come prepared for interior lights, with mounting holes in the base plate for lamp socket and miniature bulb. One disadvantage is ...

An engine service area with turntable and a roundhouse can be quite an eye catcher on a layout, and as we worked on the track plan for Vigdis’ layout we planned for such an area in one corner of the room. There are many great kits on the market, But Vigdis wanted something a little more unique. Scratch building is always a possibility, but ...

This is part of the diorama article published in MJ-Bladet 1/2013, and is posted here as a separate article.

The wooden trestle was Vigdis’ first encounter with the art of scratch building, and she was very careful to ensure that all measurements would be somewhat like the prototype. ...

Most model railroaders are men, and many of those will probably feel that the wife or girlfriend doesn't always share the same passion for the subject. This was also the case for me, up until a couple of years ago, when things suddenly ...

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