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Matthew’s Model Railway

One of my interests is Model Railroading.  At the moment, unfortunately, I am restricted to running my railway on my Computer via CADRail, a piece of Computer Aided Design Software specifically for use in designing Model Railways, and Trainz, a Train Simulator.  Still, this gives me plenty of time to design the “perfect” railroad.  My best effort to-date can be seen below.

I plan to combine my love of Computers with my Model Railroading by using DCC, or Digital Command Control.  At the moment I favour the system from Lenz GmbH, along with decoders from SoundTraxx and accessories from Real Rail Effects.  In addition, I intend to use WinDigital as my Control Software.

My railway will be a “self-created” Alps-style layout, done in a Winter and Snow motif.  The theme of the layout will be “Famous Trains Throughout History”, and will feature such modern examples as the Japanese Shinkansen (or Bullet) Train, the German ICE and ICT, the French TGV, the Eurostar, the Swiss/Italian CISALPINO, and the Australian Indian-Pacific.  Also included will be some famous trains from the past, including the Orient Express and the Flying Scotsman.  I even plan to run George Stephenson’s 1829 Rocket, the most famous Steam Train ever.

For more information on my preferred Model Railway Components, Suppliers, and other Train related sites, just follow the links below.

Matthew’s Track Plan

[Matthew’s Track Plan]

Other Model Railway Sites

Atlas Model Trains Australian Model Railway Association Aztec Manufacturing Company Bachmann Model Trains
CADRail CAD Software CVP Products Digitrax Faller Models
Fleischmann Model Trains Gwydir Valley Models Hornby Model Trains Kadee
Kalmbach Publishing Kam Kato Model Trains Lenz GmbH
Marklin Model Trains Metcalfe Models Micro-Mark Model Railway Technologies
Nation Model Railroad Association (Australia) Nation Model Railroad Association (USA) New York Railway Supply Peco Model Trains
Rocco Model Trains SoundTraxx Walthers

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