New Tracks Workshop

These Saturday Workshops resulted from comments I received from modelers about scratchbuilding and Kris Blackmarr’s interest and  creative ideas to develop the project.  Many thanks Kris for volunteering to lead this project.   The segments are structured like our  popular BUILD  ALONG  segments, on our Wednesday Evening “New Tracks” shows, except these  Saturday shows are designed  to … Read more


On Saturday, August 28, 2021 Show Door Prize – Nick Santo, who makes Decoder Buddies, is sponsoring a Door Prize on our August 28 Zoom show. To win, you must be a subscriber to our Website and view the August 28 show live on Zoom or Youtube, or by video … Read more

Traction Modeling

Modeling a Traction System with Fred Cosgrove – Introduction Trolley Modeling – Fred Cosgrove acquires an O scale trolley layout, moves it from the former residence to his basement, and reassembles it, all the while discussing various aspects of the layout.

Bob Farquhar Bio

  I model primarily in HO scale for the past 27 years though I’ve done some N, O and G. My main enjoyment is structures and dioramas. I like trying new techniques and sharing with others.         Bob’s other contributions to the New Tracks Modeling website, Blair … Read more

Greg Cassidy Bio

I had model trains as a child, and then returned to them when my son was interested in trains. I built a sizable layout in my basement in the ’90s that modeled the Western Maryland Railway and joined our local model railroad club, the Rockville Model Railroad Society, later becoming … Read more

Your Modeling Mentors

Welcome to Your Modeling Mentors. Definition of a Mentor:  A Trusted Counselor or Guide If you follow the builds from our mentors and take notes on their comments during their builds, you will learn their modeling skills and become a better modeler. We also have a form on the site called Ask … Read more