• National Train Show 2010 - Milwaukee, WI
    Jun 09, 2010, 0 Comments

    Just a reminder to everyone who will be in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area in July, that the 2010 National Train Show is coming up in just over a month.  This year is the National Model Railroad Association's...

  • Open Sesame!
    Jun 04, 2010, 0 Comments

    I thought that Carl Geartrix's working TPO car was cool, and just yesterday I wrote about Mike Pianta's hopper with working suspension.  Today, I was pleased to see Eurobricks user Esben Kolind's Commuter...

  • Victorian Railways GJF Bogie Grain Hopper
    Jun 03, 2010, 1 Comment

    Mike Pianta (Scruffulous on Flickr) presents his wonderful Victorian Railways GJF Bogie Grain Hopper. In addition to the eye-popping color and well-executed decals, this piece of rolling stock also...

  • New train sightings
    May 26, 2010, 0 Comments

    Everyone here at RB has been so busy preparing for shows of one kind or another that a few big bits squeeked out. I'm sure you've already got your copy of the Toy Story train (some great parts in there)....

  • Trains at Brickmagic 2010
    May 17, 2010, 0 Comments

    I know I've been a little quiet in the train community lately. It's not because I've lost interest in trains. Quite to the contrary. I was working on getting my club's train layout ready for a new LEGO...

  • BR 23-001-L
    May 06, 2010, 0 Comments

    Thorsten Benter has recently submitted a very well done set of instructions of Reinhard Ben Beneke's BR23 (with Ben's permission). As noted in the previous blog post, you are free to download and print...

  • Don't Misuse Free Instructions
    May 06, 2010, 0 Comments

    As noted by Tim Gould over at The Brothers Brick, some enterprising individuals are using freely available build instructions to turn a profit. While we work to develop a policy on the instructions hosted...

  • It's another Tequila Sunrise
    Apr 27, 2010, 0 Comments

    Sava Railways has unlocked the company vault yet again, and the blueprints for the iconic Tequila Sunrise passenger train can now be purchased at SRW Locomotive Works.  These blueprints are of a Hudson...

  • Running off the track
    Apr 04, 2010, 0 Comments

      Here's great RC/PF trick (or 9v isolation) by BS Yoto, spotted by Didier (it took a little while for me to translate his French). You can used it for grade crossings and/or explanding your track to...

  • Emerald Night Car -- with instructions!
    Mar 31, 2010, 0 Comments

    Tim Gould has created a nice, cheap alternative to add extra cars to your Emerald Night. He has even created a nice set of instructions for us! Thanks Tim.

  • Mail Call!
    Mar 29, 2010, 0 Comments

    Carl Greatrix (Bricktrix) has posted a really great Transfer Post Office (TPO) car over on Eurobricks.  Not only is the car a great looking model, it also features a working pick-up system for the mail...

  • NMRA NTS Show Planning
    Mar 24, 2010, 0 Comments

    I’d like to invite you to the NMRA NTS mail list.  We’ve migrated to this new mail list service due to troubles with the original ILTCO list.  Jeramy Spurgeon  was kind enough to host this email...

  • One-Track Mind
    Mar 22, 2010, 0 Comments

    Having trouble finding Monorail tracks? Not a problem for Brickshelf user Hidaka. Not only has he designed his own monorail track but also a custom train and - best of all - mechanized points (switches)....

  • RAILBRICKS Kit instructions available in print
    Mar 16, 2010, 0 Comments

    While at MagCloud today, I went ahead and published the RAILBRICKS Custom Kit instructions and made them available for purchase. Grab them here. Remember, from now until March 21st, these printed instructions...

  • Printed copies of Issue #6 now available and MagCloud sale
    Mar 16, 2010, 0 Comments

    Issue #6 is now available to purchase in printed format. Pricing will be $21.00 USD, but from now until March 21st, MagCloud is running a 25% off sale on ALL magazines. If you've been holding out on purchasing...