One of the main reasons why model train beginners tend to start off with a 4’x8’ HO train layout is because building it is very easy and it also provides enough flexibility to grow your layout. 4’x8’ plywood sheets are readily available and do not take up an incredible amount of space. It is better to start larger then too small. It is just like getting your haircut, once its cut you cannot change it but if the barber starts off cutting it off slow, you can manage and customize it as you see…

One of the main reasons why model train beginners tend to start off with a 4’x8’ HO train layout is because building it is very easy and it also provides enough flexibility to grow your layout. 4’x8’ plywood sheets are readily available and do not take up an incredible amount of space. It is better to start larger then too small. It is just like getting your haircut, once its cut you cannot change it but if the barber starts off cutting it off slow, you can manage and customize it as you see…

This video series, hosted by Michael Gross, will teach you the simple how-to workshop techniques you need to know to take an HO scale electric train set and make it a scenic model railroad. Well show you how to build a 4x8 model train table (benchwork) from plywood, lay sections of track, create easy realistic scenery using foam and paint, assem...

This video series, hosted by Michael Gross, will teach you the simple how-to workshop techniques you need to know to take an HO scale electric train set and make it a scenic model railroad. Well show you how to build a 4x8 model train table (benchwork) from plywood, lay sections of track, create easy realistic scenery using foam and paint, assem...

Water is very hard to make on a model train layout, but when you do figure it out, it looks amazing!!

Water is very hard to make on a model train layout, but when you do figure it out, it looks amazing!!

A great example of how someone built a track around their child's room.

A great example of how someone built a track around their child's room.

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