Helpful Information

This page is where we store How To Videos and articles in addition to links to useful pages external to our site.


Scale Conversion Calculator – A handy webtool that lets you easily scale down your model inspiration measurements to the scale of your layout.
Glossary of North American railroad terminology – This page contains a list of terms, jargon, and slang used to varying degrees by railroad enthusiasts / railfans and railroad employees in the United States and Canada.

Largest Model Railway/Railroad in the World



Favorite Railfan & Modeling Links


Coastmans Evergreen Tree Kits & Models – Highest Quality Scale Evergreen Kits, Parts, & Finished Trees. Coastmans Scenic Products exists to provide you with the Highest Quality Evergreen Trees and Kits that are economical - more so than any other tree kit in their class, SUPER easy and FUN to assemble, and are exceptionally realistic!
MADE IN OREGON, U.S.A.
Robert Gavora Fine & Rare Books – One of our favorite booksellers with a fabulous selection of railroad books and railroadiana. Their selection continuously focuses on important publications in excellent condition. They also do bookbinding!
RailServe – RailServe.com is a comprehensive guide to 19,000 railroad websites, online resources, and upcoming events. Their directory features 180 categories spanning rail travel, hobby, and industry. Updated daily since 1996.
ScaleModel.net – International List of Scale Model Related Web Sites (or ScaleModel.NET in short), was established on March 6, 1996. The goal of this site is to keep and maintain an international based directory of all the web sites which are truly related to Scale Models.