My Warhammer 40k Blog – yes, I have another passion as well, it’s wargaming, both counter and cardboard and miniatures… Read more here.
LDSig (Layout Design SIG) – The layout designers Special Interest Group. Very helpful when you are in the design process and throughout your MR hobby career!
OpSig (Operations SIG) – The Operations SIG. All your answers to your operating questions. Everything from Fast clocks, to track warrants, timetables, car cards, waybills and any scheme you can think of.
The N-Scale Community – A premier group of N-Scalers
nScale.Net Forums – Great hobby forums
Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine – Simply the best Electronic Magazine. The brain-child of Joe Fugate, so you know it’s well done and First Class
Model Railroader Magazine – The best print hobby Mag there is.
N-Scale Magazine Home – A great N-Scale Specific Magazine
N Scale Railroading – Another, older (I think) N-Scale specific magazine. Sometimes a little strange in the series article choices, but the modeling is always nice
Model RailRoad Podcast Show – Ryan Anderson’s Pod Cast and one of my two favorites. Aimed a bit more to the beginner and always a fun time to listen to.
The Scotty Mason Show “The EXPO Show”- Scotty Mason’s Pod Cast. They run long, and it’s a lot like listening in to a group of guys BSing at the hobby shop, but these are serious modelers that you can learn A LOT from!
The Model Railway Show – The Fast-Paced, Thought-Provoking Podcast! It is what it says, fast and thought provoking. Very cool.
Digitrax – Makers of my DCC System
TCS (Train Control Systems) – Another great DCC equipment maker. The best N-Scale decoders IMHO
Great Model Railroad Tools/Equipment
Fast Tracks – They sell jigs and tools to hand-lay turnouts and trackage. They make it so easy that even a fumble-fingered goober like me can make a GREAT turnout that rivals anything store bought. Run, don’t walk to this site if you even think a little about laying your own track in any scale.