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Clubs

  • AustNtrak Model Railroad Club Located in and around Austin, Texas, this N Scale club celebrated it’s 20th anniversary on Jan 11th, 2006. Membership to AustNtrak costs $20 for a lifetime membership and they have participated in the Temple Train show for a number of years. Many of Centr
  • Houston N’Crowd The first NTrak group to organize in southeast Texas in 1978. They graciously donated some of their old NTrak modules to the club when they moved away the NTrak standard.
  • Tex-N Modular Railroad Club Formed in 1988, this N Scale club is noted for its fully scenicked modules and uncommon layout configurations. They have participated in the Temple Train show for a number of years.

Historical Societies

  • Anthracite Railroads Historical Society, Inc. Over 1,800 authors, historians, railroad employees, photographers, model railroaders, and just plain railfans share an interest in the railroads that served the anthracite coal mining region of eastern Pennsylvania. These include the Central Railroad of N
  • Conrail Historical Society This society was established to encourage the writing, collection and preservation of historical and contemporary material associated with Conrail in particular, and the American Railroad Systems in general, and to preserve the heritage of Conrail and pre
  • Conrail Historical Society, Inc. This society was established to encourage the writing, collection and preservation of historical and contemporary material associated with Conrail in particular, and the American Railroad Systems in general, and to preserve the heritage of Conrail and pre
  • Friends of the Burlington Northern Railroad This historical society was incorporated in the state of Idaho on January 3, 1993. It was chartered to gather, preserve, and share information about the history and the current operations of the Burlington Northern Railroad.
  • Penn Central Railroad Historical Society Their mission is to preserve the history of the railroad known as the Penn Central Transportation Company, including its people and equipment, its heritage before its formation in 1968, its all-too-brief life, and its slow fade into Conrail.
  • The Friends of the Burlington Northern Railroad (FOBNR) This historical society was incorporated in the state of Idaho on January 3, 1993. It was chartered to gather, preserve, and share information about the history and the current operations of the Burlington Northern Railroad.
  • The Santa Fe Railway HIstorical & Modeling Society This is an independent non-profit corporation devoted to preserving, studying and sharing information about all aspects of the former Santa Fe Railway, from its rich history and fascinating operations to its distinctive equipment and facilities.

Manufacturers

  • Alkem Scale Models Photoetched kits and detail parts for HO and N Scale model railroaders.
  • Atlas Model Railroad Company A pioneer and leader in the model railroad industry for more than 50 years.
  • BLMA Models Some of the best Z, N, and HO Scale Locomotive and Scenic detail parts available today.
  • CVP Products Home of the simple and elegant EasyDCC and Texas-based DCC manufacturer. The club’s N Scale layouts use EasyDCC.
  • DeLuxe Innovations Since 1993, DeLuxe has been dedicated to offering good running and accurate as possible N Scale products for enthusiasts. If you model N Scale intermodal, you know about DeLuxe!
  • Digitrax One of if not THE industry leader in Digital Command Control systems. The club’s HO Scale layout is provisioned for wireless Digitrax Command Control.
  • Gold Medal Models Gold Medal Models was established in 1985 to produce exhibition quality detail parts for builders of plastic model ship kits. In 1992, GMM added N-scale and HO-scale model railroad detail accessories to its range and their model railroad products now tota
  • KATO, USA One of the leading manufacturers of precision railroad products for the modeling community. KATO’s parent company, Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd., is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Ganbatte Hiroshi!
  • Micro-Trains Line Co. Manufacturer of the industry standard Magne-Matic coupler and some of the best, prototypically accurate N Scale freight cars.
  • Microscale Industries The industry leader for screen printed decals in N, HO, and O Scales.
  • Plano Model Products Providing Photo Etched details for the Railroad Modeler since 1989. Great N and HO scale train and vehicle detail parts produced just up the road in Richardson, Texas.
  • Wm. K. Walthers, Inc. Founded in 1932, Walthers has become the world’s largest distributor of model railroad equipment worldwide.

Modeler Forums

  • The Railwire This site has a number of forums: N Scale, Z Scale, HO/HOn3/O/On3, Prototype Photography, Modeling Tutorials and Hints, Weathering, Detailing, and Scratchbuilding, (home to monthly weathering challenges) DCC/Electronics The N Scale forum is the most acti
  • The Railwire The N Scale forum is the most active followed by Weathering, Detailing, and Scratchbuilding and Prototype Photography. Lots of excellent modeling and tips are on display.

Modeling References

  • The Model Train Magazine Index This site contains an index to Model Railroad magazines from 1933 to the present. These include: Model Railroader, Railroad Model Craftsman, Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette, Railmodel Journal, Railroad Modeler, Mainline Modeler, Model Railroading, Gre

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Railroad Photography

  • Fallen Flags and Other Railroad Photos One of the most visited railroad related web sites run by George Elwood. The site operates on donations only, so if you find it helpful, you might donate to support the site as other club members have.
  • GIMP The GNU Image Manipulation Program is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
  • RailcarPhotos.com Thousands of photographs of North American railroad cars covering a variety of models and paint schemes. Visitors are encouraged to contribute photos and information making the site more complete and always changing.
  • RailPictures.net This site offers rail photographers a streamlined, efficient, and easy-to-use online database in which to display their photos, free of charge. They have more than 152,000 photos online.
  • The NERAIL North American Railroad Photo Archive Created in late 1997, this archive contains 100,000+ photographs from all over North America, including New England, its original focus. Many different road names and equipment types are represented, with most photographs dating from the last few decades.