Links and Favorites

Welcome to the Links Page!

These are links to some of my favorite web sites.

Arts and Crafts

ABS Sheet - US Plastic Corporation
Color Mixing Palette for Painters
Discount Art Supplies
High Impact Styrene Sheet - US Plastic Corporation
Mod Podge
Winsor & Newton


2 Guyz and Sum Trains Dot Com (2G) News
Dan's Train Blog


Piedmont Division - NMRA
Gateway Division NMRA - Gateway to Model Railroading Fun
National Model Railroad Association
NMRA Carolina Piedmont Division 13
The Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club

DCC & Computer Control

Bulk Wire Solid Hookup Wire (300 Volt)
CTI - Model Railroad Computer Control
DCC (Digital Command Control) power bus wiring for model railroads
DCC - DCCwiki
DCC Source Litchfield Station
DCC Topics
Digi-Key Corporation - USA Home Page
Digitrax LocoNet Wiring - Forums
Digitrax Signaling and Circut Breaker questions - Forums Digitrax Decoder Index And Programming Reference Products, Services & Company Information
DuraSleeve Wire Marking Carriers available from Brady
Grade Crossing Bell Ringer
Integrated Signal Systems
JMRI A Java Model Railroad Interface
Logic Rail Technologies
Model Railroad and Misc. Electronics
Modelling the NSWGR Main North mid 60s with DCC
Modurail2 - OVER 150 DIFFERENT LEDS IN STOCK and Ready for Immediate Delivery, featuring the complete line of Luxeon Sta
Mouser Electronics - Electronic Component Distributor
Mr. DCC's University
Need some advice (DCC) - Forums
Oregon Rail Supply
RailOP, Operate your model railroad!!
RR-CirKits Home Page
SoundTraxx Home Page
The Conductor site - Professional Software for the Digital Railroad
Tomar Industries - FORUM CLINIC Twelve years experience using DCC
Turtle Tortoise turnout controller with DCC occupancy detector
Using the 1156 as a short management device
Welcome to Jameco Electronics! Great Products, Low Prices.
Welcome to R.S.Hughes
Wiring For DCC - Parts
Wiring for DCC by Allan Gartner - Home (Index) Page
Wiring for DCC by Allan Gartner - TOC-Introduction Page
WiringForDCC Wiring For DCC Q&A Forum


2 Guyz and Sum Trains Dot Com
Google Groups rec.models.railroad
Model Railroader Magazine - Model Railroading, Trains, Track Plans
Model Trains -
Model Trains Forum
Model Railroad Hobbyist
Model Trains Weathered - Powered by vBulletin
Rails of the USA - Home
Rails of the World - Home
The Coffee Shop (a place to chat) Est. 2004 - Forums - Powered by vBulletin Forums

Garden Railway

Home of the Taw Vale Garden Railway

Historical Socities

Carolina Clinchfield Home
Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society
Johnson's Depot - The History of Johnson City, Tennessee - Relocation Guide
Norfolk & Southern Railway Historical Society

Hobby Shops

Antique Barn and Hobby Shop
Arts and Crafts Supplies at A.C.Moore For crafts ideas, videos, and free projects.
Bill's Train Shop (B.T.S.)
Hayes Hobby House - Fayetteville, NC-Fort Bragg Creative Toys and Hobbies
Model Tech Studios Online Store
Raleigh Area Hobby Shops
Tony's Train Exchange, DCC Train Systems, Decoders, Locomotives by Digitrax, Lenz, NCE, Soundtraxx, Broadway, Bachmann, Lifelik
Train Buddy, Discount model railroading. DCC install, service, repair, computers, electronics, custom builder
Trainworld - 718-436-7072
Walthers Model Railroad Mall -- main page
Wholesale Trains, Cars, Boats and Airplanes - Custom Built Hobby, Parts, Peripherals, Services


bjdukert photo album -
luct photo album -
model trains - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
RailImages Photos of the Week - October 11 -
Railroad Picture Archives.NET
Walters Railroad Roster


Piedmont And Cumberland HO Scale Model Railroad
Amtrak Modeling Inc. - Featuring Modern Amtrak Equipment
Arcadia & Betsey River Ry. - Logging In The Pacific Northwest In HO Scale
Armadillo & Western RailRoad Co.
Badger Creek Lumber Company by Paul Templar
Bear Creek and South Jackson
Black River Valley Model Railroad The Layout
Bob Grech Layout
Bob Grech
bonkyrail ho model railroading
Bruce Friedman's Website
Brulington County Rancocas Valley Lines
Charlie's Railroad Page
Chillicothe Subdivision
D&RGW - Thru The Rockies - Not Around Them
Dave Vollmer's N Scale Pennsy Middle Division
Edmonton Model Railroad Association
Enter.Net - Photo Album
Enzo Fortuna personal Trains in the Bay
Four County Society of Model Engineers
FRITSCHSR - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
GATSME Model RR Club, Inc.
Get Your Kicks...
Harford Association of Railroad Modelers
Home of's more than just trains
Home Sante Fe Modelers
Jeff Warner's PRR-RDG-WM South Central Region
Jerry's Train Layout
Jersey Valley Model Railroad Club
Jim Hertzog's RDG Shamokin Division
Joe Fugate's Siskiyou Line content - home page
John Allen's Gorre and Daphetid Railroad - A Reminiscence
KADE HOScale Model Railroad,located in South Jersey,depicts in detail West Virginias steamdiesel er
Larry Reynolds' PRR Altoona Area
Lex Parker's D&RGW Railroad
Locomotive Repair Shed
Magnolia Route
Main Page - LdsigWiki
micro and small layouts
Micro Layout Design Gallery
Model Railroading - Mike McNamara's Home Page
Pacific Coast Air Line Railway-On30-Narrow Gauge for Everyone
Pacific Southern Railway Company
Piedmont and Western Model Railroad Club
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Model Railroad A Blogging Project Eugen Haenseler Everett King John Wood Larry Burk Tom Stage HO Scale Model Railroad Layouts OO
Route 66 Railway
Ryan Lower Plan 052506
Ryan Track Plan Upper 052406
Ryan's Layout Page
Ryan's Model Railroad - Ryan's Layout
Shady Creek Model Railroad - Home
simontrains Gallery
Steven Mallery's PRR Buffalo Line
The CB&Q in Wyoming
The Garfield-Clarendon Model Railroad Club - Home
The Pennsylvania Railroad Northern Division
The Reading Company East Penn Branch
The Southern Pacific Lines Model Railroad, Home
The Train Show Online 24-7
TMRCI - The Model Railroad Club, Inc. Union NJ.
Trains Cheese3
Voodoo and Palmetto RR
What's New UCW Layout
WM West End - Home
Wolfgang Dudler
WT&W - The Franklin & South Manchester


homartinlumbercompany A Home for all who love Logging
Hull-Oakes Sawmill
Logging Pages Index
Manufacturers - Steve Shook's Directory of Forest Products, Wood Science, and Marketing
Pacific Model Logger's Congress model railroad displays, show, convention, dioramas, display, competition Northwest Wood Produc

Athearn HO Loco
Blair Line
Broadway Limited Imports, LLC - Sound Equipped HO Engines
Caboose Industries ~ Ground Throws
Details West Home Page
Downtown Deco
F&C Web Page
Innovative Train Technology - Sound
JAM Creations
KingMill Enterprises LLC
Lee Valley Tools - Woodworking Tools, Gardening Tools, Hardware
Logic Rail Technologies Home Page
Model Railroading Model Trains Model Railroader Ho Scale O Scale N Scale
Modern structure model kits and cutting service
Mountaineer Precision Products
Paper Creek Model Works
Precision Craft Models
Rapido Trains Inc. - Welcome
Roundhouse Trains
SoundTraxx Home Page
Tomar Industries
Woodland Scenics Store - Water

Modeling Techniques

Ashphalt roads
BackDrop BackGround Information Index
Basic Scenery - FCSME
Bent Track N-Scale Modelers
Bonedigger's Styrene Archaeology
Bridge Basics - A Spotter's Guide to Bridge Design
BSA - Paint Strippers!
California Freight and Detail Company- Cast resin details for your layout.
Containers and Trailers
Diner City, online guide to classic diners and the American Roadside
FORUM CLINIC Designing for satisfying operations - Forums
How To - Masonite Splines
IGS Hansa -Tips und Tricks-
Joe Fugate's Siskiyou Line Forums - Scenery - FORUM CLINIC Building realistic scenery
Layout Design Primer
Layout Design SIG
Layout Design Special Interest Group
Main Page - LdsigWiki
Model Railroad Benchwork, by Bruce A. Metcalf
Model Railroading Library - Model Train Articles - Gateway NMRA
Porter Paints
Scale Model Railroad Magazine News
Scenic Express!
The Sheller Feed Company
The ShellScale Decals Numberboard System - Dogs Rule! (New Pic added) - Early Morning Action On My Layout (Pics) - Farm Fresh Eggs! (pic) - Layout Action Pics - Layout Pic For Today - Layout Pic Of The Day - Panoramic Views Of My Layout (Pics) - Saturday Bath (Pic) - Bridges on Corners - Need a Bridge - RAILS TO GLEAM, OR NOT TO GLEAM - Siskiyou Line photo time - Train simulation software
Vintage Tin Oil Company Signs
Walthers-Cornerstone - New River Mining Company
Webshots - Images of Trains1
What's New UCW Layout Demos
Yellowhead Railway

Indiana Transportation Museum
Lake Superior Railroad Museum -- - Monticello Railway Museum online
New Hope Valley Railway & NC Railroad Museum
O. Winston Link Museum
Steamtown National Historic Site - Steamtown National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)
The Haley Tower Historical & Technical Society
Welcome to the North Carolina Transportation Museum
Wilmington Railroad Musuem

Online Stores

BACKGROUNDS from BackDrop Warehouse
Black Bear Construction Co. Home Page
Blair Line LLC Backdrop Warehouse
Catalog Page
Cripplebush Valley Models, Home of RUBBER ROCKS.
Musket Miniatures
Peach Creek Shops brings to you the best that model railroading has to offer!
Scale Model Trains, Model Train Parts and Accessories
TPA Hobby Center
Walthers Catalog Online
Welcome to Red Caboose!
Wholesale Trains, Cars, Boats and Airplanes - Custom Built Hobby, Parts, Peripherals, Services


American Railroads Train Videos Railroad Videos & DVDs Steam Train Videos Historical Train Videos Entertainment
BACKGROUNDS from BackDrop Warehouse
Caboose Industries Welcome to Caboose Industries
Concrete grade crossing
Fine Scale Miniatures kits
Marsh Industries Marsh Cork Roll at School Outfitters
Micro Fasteners - Hobbyists Source - Locknuts - Washers - Machine Screws - Fasteners - Rivets - Wood Screws
Model Railroad products with character from Railway Design Asscoiates in Narrow Gauge, O and HO Scales
Natural Cork Roll Cork Sheet for Wall
rrscenery welcome page
Scenery Express
Welcome to Chameleon Hobby Products' Homepage! Your direct source for Chameleon Model Paint Stripper!

Rail Images - Home - Home
RailPictures.Net - The BEST railroad photos on the 'net!
Railyard Train GIF's
Scrolling Message GIF's
Shorpy The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog

Railroad Photography

Basic Model Railroad Photography

Social Media and Networking

Facebook: The Model Railroads Block on Yardsellr


Railroads in Texas from Fort Worth, TX, and Beyond! (Thanks to Nathan & Brittney for the link!)


Amtrak Photo Archive - an unofficial Amtrak site


Appalachian Railroad Modeling - Home
Arch Coal, Inc.
Coal Fired Plants in NC
Coke and Coal Sourcing and Consulting from Crown Coal and Coke Company
Compass Energy energy management company & energy management consultants
NCCI - The Coal Institute
Norfolk Southern Mine Operations
Norfolk Southern
TECO Coal - Homepage


Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern and L&A railroad photos
Kansas City Southern Locotives
Kansas City Southern Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - KCS - Kansas City Southern Roster
Pictures of KCS 670
The KCS Historical Society's Web Site


Trinity Industries

Norfolk Southern and Norfolk & Western

Browsing Railroad - Norfolk and Western Historical Photograph Collection - Trains railroad cars and engines photographed tog
Norfolk & Western Historical Society
Santa's N&W DVDs for 2006, Page 1
Pacific Coast Modular Club HO scale Modern Railroading
Appalachian Railroad Modeling - Norfolk Southern
Asheville - New Line Railfan Tour
BLET Division 375 Home
Gary's Rail Photography Page
John's Norfolk Southern Website
KRUNK.ORG - Railroad Websites
NC Railways Norfolk Southern Railway
NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP - NSC Annual Report (10-K) Item 1. Business. and Item 2. Properties.
Norfolk Southern Diesel Locomotive Roster
Norfolk Southern Locomotives
Norfolk Southern Locos -
Norfolk Southern News
NORFOLK SOUTHERN photo gallery-The Central Division in the Bluegrass area of Kentucky
Norfolk Southern Railroad in Virginia
Norfolk Southern Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern
North Carolina Railway Association
NS Piedmont Division, Washington District
NS through the Peidmont of NC (and a some amcrash too)
NS Train pictures!
NSPD Main Menu
Piedmont and Carolinian Routes
Piedmont And Cumberland HO Scale Model Railroad
Piedmont Railroaders homepage
Railroad Picture Archives.NET
Trains of Norfolk Southern's New River Districts
Welcome to the Jersey Subdivision of Norfolk Southern

Southern Railway

Johnson's Depot - The History of Johnson City, Tennessee - Relocation Guide
Latest Status Info Southern Railay Slogan Trademark
Southern Railway (US) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Southern Railway Diesel Modelers' Web Site
Southern Railway Historical Association
southern Railway system
The Southerner homepage
The ULTIMATE Southern Railway Diesel Modelers' Web Site
TLC Railroad Books
TRAINS Southern Railroad
Welcome to the North Carolina Transportation Museum

Other Research Links

A&K Railroad, Railroad Materials, Railroad Track, Trackwork
AdAccess Project
Changing Nationwide Travel - Rail Transport Resources Railfan maps, traingifs and photos
FreightCar America
GATX Browse by Equipment Type
HO Train Reference and Resource Site
Hulcher Services Inc.
Keystone Modeler
Layout Design Primer
Lee A. Gautreaux
Live Railroad Scanner Radio Communications
National Association of Timetable Collectors
North Carolina ON TRACK Fall 2000
North Carolina Railway Association
North Carolina State Ports Authority
Piedmont and Western Model Railroad Club
Railroad Collection introduction VTech
Railroad Picture Archives.NET
RAILROAD.NET - The Railroad Network
RailroadData.Com Railroad Links Tourist Railroads and Museums
Railroads of Cincinnati Directory of Railroad, Railway & Model Train Links
Railways History, Signalling, Engineering
Rochester Model Rails Newsletter
RTWP Home Page
The Library of Congress
The Model Train Magazine Index
The Proto87 Chronicles - The Concept
The Tarheel Press
Timetable Trust Catalog of Public Railway Timetables of North America
TLC Railroad Books
TrainWeb for train travel, model railroading, railfans and the railroad industry.
Virtual Railroad Steam Roster
West Virginia e-Postcards Photos & Pictures from WV
Yard Limit - Diesel Yard Switchers

Train Shows

Great Train Expo


Spruce Pine, North Carolina LIVE CAMERA -
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Other Links

Memphis IC Passenger Trains Pictures
Model Rail Services
Model Railroader's Layout Planning Contest rules and regul
Opaku's Train Kit eM02 - Sample
Piedmont Division - Home - Ryan Boudreaux
Poor Boys Train Trip John Hedges Live Journal Directory of Railroad, Railway & Model Train Links
Runaway - The Whole Story
Scale Model Railroad Magazine News
Terrence 'Loco' Wallace Stay Back From the Track
The Model Train Magazine Index
The Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club
YouTube - Model Train in HO Scale at a show