The control tower project 2

The control tower project Organizing digital components — Part 2 By Ernest H. Robl This is the second part of an article that was split into two parts because of its length.

The control tower project 1

The control tower project Organizing digital components — Part 1 By Ernest H. Robl A recent discussion in the Reynauld’s Forum led me to take another look at using Roco digital amplifiers


Falkenstein A real castle for your layout By Ernest H. Robl Do you recognize the structure in the image below?  If you’ve browsed a Kibri catalog in the last 30 years, you

Austria’s ÖBB class 1822

Austria’s ÖBB class 1822 An orphan series that may just give you the perfect train to model By Ernest H. Robl As happens elsewhere in life, the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) class

What is a Spedition?

What is a Spedition? By Ernest H. Robl If you have an interest in relatively modern European railroading — Eras IV-VI — you will find mention in model manufacturers’ catalogs of railcars,

Pre-orders and backorders

Pre-orders and backorders Or, why can’t I get the item I want—right now? By Ernest H. Robl One of the “facts of life” I try to present to beginning model railroaders is

Josef Brandl’s “Black Forest Layout”

Josef Brandl’s “Black Forest Layout” REYNAULDS.COM presents a video on one of Josef Brandl’s best layouts the “Hochschwarzwald” (Black Forest) HO layout. The “Hochschwarzwald” layout is one of the finest and most

Layout Design Choices

Layout Design Choices Deciding What to Build and How to Build it By Fred Preller You stare at the blank sheet of paper, pencils sharp, rulers, protractors, triangles, french and spline curves

Returning to the Hobby…

Returning to the Hobby… or, It’s All Gordon’s Fault!   By Fred Preller Ever since receiving my first Märklin train-set in 1957 (Dad was stationed in Germany with the USAF), I have

Interior Car Lighting and Marker Lights

Interior Car Lighting and Marker Lights By Roger Heid   Not much has been written about interior car lights and end-of train (EOT) marker lights. Some people outright dislike interior lighting for