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Model Railroad Academy

Quick Look: Model Railroad Academy is a must-have Roku channel for anyone interested in model railroading. The channel is full of helpful videos on how to make your setup more realistic by integrating intricate details into your scenery. Some of these include creating life like trees, creating asphalt roads, making gravel, pedestrian placement, building details, track layout and planning tutorials as well as tours of veteran railroad enthusiasts setups. A majority of the content comes from railroader extraordinaire Allen Keller who takes you on a personal tour of his incredible collection of model railroad displays as well as providing helpful hints to help you customize your setup.

Content is available in the following categories, all of which are free with the exception of the "Gold Member" videos, which require a subscription.

  • Allen Keller: Great Model Railroads
  • Backdrops
  • Layouts and Planning
  • Operations
  • Scenery
  • Structures
  • Tips and Tools
  • Track
  • Weathering
  • Wiring

The Model Railroad Academy YouTube channel contains all of these videos and more, including the one below.

-- Information is current as of March 19, 2021

Developer's Channel Description: Model Railroad Academy with Allen Keller is your go-to online resource for comprehensive proven tricks, techniques, insight and inspiration that will broaden your railroad horizons. A community where passionate model railroad enthusiasts of all skill levels can come together to learn something new and get the insight they need to make their layout truly come to life.

At Model Railroad Academy, we know that your model railroad is so much more than a hobby for you – it’s a passion. Whether you are just beginning or are a master model railroader, we want to be the place you go to learn new methods, get inspiring new tips, and connect with other model railroad enthusiasts who are eager to add new life to their layouts.

Our goal is simple, to share our passion for model railroading with you through our extensive library of high-quality instructional videos, layout tours and more!

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FEES: None, but you can become a member for $8.00/month or $69.00/year through their website.