MRT Well Received at NRHSA Convention

by MRRT on March 24, 2014

Model Railroad Tunnels displayed the new tunnels at our booth at the recent National Retail Hobby Store Association (NRHSA) convention in Las Vegas, NV. Hobby store and model railroad store owners were very interested and we received many great comments about their design and realistic look. Many were surprised at how solid they were as they had assumed they were made (like so many today) from cheap plastic or styrofoam.

 

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In part one, we showed the safety equipment to use and discussed their reasons and showed how to plan and outline the tunnel portal. Here in part two we get to the fun part – cutting the tunnel opening.

 

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Making a custom HO tunnel from our rock formation (part one)

December 11, 2013

While our HO- and N-scale tunnels look and work great, they are designed for straight track only. Quite often with the small areas we have to work in, we need a tunnel that will fit a curve. Our rock formations look great and this video shows the first steps in using our large grey rock formation […]

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Why do trains stay on the track around curves?

October 31, 2013

Certainly the flange helps, but it would wear out quickly and be terribly noisy on every curve if it were the only thing. Richard Feynman explains the main reason here:

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Model Railroad Trivia: HO-scale

February 1, 2013

by Jim Collins Model Railroading has a long and diverse history. As with any other hobby, especially those that are technological in nature, there are many interesting factoids that most folks are not aware of. We plan to post a new MR trivia every week or so. They will all be just short posts and […]

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HO- and N-scale Tunnels Draw a Crowd

January 16, 2013

Our new N-scale and HO-scale tunnels proved extremely popular at the recent Great Train Expo in Anaheim, CA. They were the featured items at the Trent’s Train Depot booth and kept a steady stream of customers and onlookers admiring and commenting favorably about them. Trent said he felt they made his booth the most popular […]

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New headquarters!

December 3, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Model Railroad Tunnels has moved to new spaces. These will allow us to better handle orders and customer service while increasing our warehouse space (enabling local pickup for area retailers that wish to save on shipping charges). Our new headquarters is located at: 23151 Alcalde Dr, Suite C-10 Laguna […]

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Model Railroad Trivia: O-scale

December 3, 2012

Model Railroading has a long and diverse history. As with any other hobby, especially those that are technological in nature, there are many interesting factoids that most folks are not aware of. We plan to post a new MR trivia every week or so. They will all be just short posts and may be historical, […]

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Model Railroad Rock Forms

August 24, 2012

by Jim Collins Creating mountains and rocks for model railroad scenery has been a challenge for some, but for many it is fun and rewarding. Over the years, since model railroading took off as a “serious” hobby with support from manufacturers and the media, there have been many ways developed for creating the natural “rocky” […]

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Model Railroad Tunnels Hit of Show

June 8, 2012

by Jim Collins              Model Railroad Tunnels, with our realistic rocks and N-scale tunnels, was the hit of the show this past weekend in Ontario, CA. The Big Train Show proved to be very popular with hundreds of visitors. Everyone, both consumers and other retailers at the show, had good […]

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