Model Railroad Links ...

Updated September 5, 2016

Hobby Stores

Caboose Hobbies
Located in Denver - World's largest model train store serving model railroaders in all scales.

HobbyTown USA
Located in Fort Collins, CO - trains (including On30) and train supplies as well as airplanes, cars, boats, rockets and more.

Anvil Mountain Models
Website for precision laser-cut scale structure kits in various scales and innovative Modular Timber Frame Systems that allow the modeler a limitless number of options when building structures.

Lionel Trains
Online resource for Lionel model train sets and model trains.

Magazines and Videos

Model Railroader Magazine

Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine - (site not currently available -- stay tuned -- it may return -- inquiries are being made)
-- in the meantime use their facebook site

Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette

Fine Scale Railroader

Trains Magazine

Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine

Model Railroad Academy | Online Model Railroad Videos
The destination for the most extensive collection of model railroad how-to videos, techniques, insight and inspiration.
Your guide is Allen Keller - master model railroader.


DCC Hobby Supply
Specializing in top quality DCC products and other fine model railroading items.

Digitrax Command Control
Information about the Digitrax Command Control system.

North Coast Engineering
Information about the North Coast Engineering (NCE) digital command control system.


National Model Railroad Association
The NMRA sets the standards which makes our hobby possible. Through its many programs, the NMRA makes model railroading more enjoybable for everyone.

Rocky Mountain Region of the NMRA
Information on Model Railroading in our region.

Other Sites of Interest

Boulder Model Railroader Club

Northern Colorado Model Railroader Club

Rocky Mountain Division -- Train Collectors Association -- The Premium Toy Train Site!

Gilpin Tram
Photos, history and documents of the Gilpin Tramway and the mines, mills, towns and other railroads that serviced the rich mining veins of Gilpin County Colorado.

John Allen's Gorre and Daphetid - (site not currently available -- stay tuned -- it may return -- inquiries are being made)
For any who may be interested in John Allen's G&D, here is a new website that contains a wonderful collection of photographs.
Many of these are unpublished, having been found only recently. If you would like to relive the old Varney adds from the 1950's or just look around doesn't matter, just enjoy.
Alternative websites paying tribute to John Allen's Gorre & Daphetid...
Gorre & Daphetid Yahoo Group

Lex Parker's Narrow Gauge Model Railroad
This site was found while searching for Denver & Rio Grande info.

Welcome to ModelersGuild | Model Trains for big kids
ModelersGuild brings model trains and art, then mashes it together into a hobby for makers and professionals to enjoy.

Model Railroads and Freight Cars
A great collection of PDF files on a wide variety of topics for Model Railroaders.
----- A big thank you to Sadie Loomis (daughter of Julie Loomis) for providing this link ! -----


A partial list of good sources that show how modeling can be done in a small space...
Prepared for Rails in the Rockies IX – February 18-19, 2006 --- (links checked and updated April 10, 2015) --- MODEL RAILWAYS SHUNTING PUZZLES Website. --- ("Andrew's Trains") --- Operations Focused Layout Designs. --- MICRO LAYOUTS FOR MODEL RAILROADS, by Carl Arendt. --- Lots of good information about layout design...
Several chapters give a lot of things to think about regarding a model railroad layout.
This is the layout design primer, and a pointer to The Layout Design Special Interest Group. --- A really great batch of ideas and examples from the Gateway Division of the National Model Railroad Association.
These folks are in the greater St. Louis, MO area and are very active.