Welcome to Tie Plate Productions!

I’m thrilled to have you here on my personal website, Tie Plate Productions. This website and YouTube channel are a reflection of my passion for model railroading and my love for the captivating world of trains. Join me as we embark on a journey through my HO Scale Model Railroad, which was born in 2021 and draws inspiration from the legendary CSX Railroad route, spanning from Georgia through West Virginia.

Since I was young, trains have always fascinated me. The power, the scenery, and the technology they exude have captivated my imagination. When I discovered the artistry and creativity involved in model railroading, through my late grandfather, I knew I had found my true passion.

Building my own HO Scale Model Railroad has been an incredibly rewarding experience. It has allowed me to combine my love for trains with my creative spirit, bringing to life a miniature world that pays homage to the iconic CSX Railroad. While my layout is based loosely on this historic route, I have infused it with my own personal touch and unique vision.

From the moment I started this project, I immersed myself in research, studying maps, photographs, and historical documents to ensure that every aspect of my model railroad captures the essence of the CSX Railroad. Through careful planning, meticulous detailing, and countless hours of hands-on work, I have created a layout that reflects the rich tapestry of landscapes, structures, and operations along this route.

As you explore my YouTube channel, you’ll be transported into a world where trains traverse realistic track layouts, winding their way through breathtaking scenery. I take great pride in the level of detail present in every element of my model railroad, from the weathered locomotives and rolling stock to the finely crafted buildings and carefully arranged foliage.

Tie Plate Productions is not just about showcasing my model railroad, but also about sharing my knowledge, insights, and experiences with fellow enthusiasts like you. Through my videos, I aim to inspire, entertain, and educate, offering tips, tricks, and tutorials on various aspects of model railroading. From scenery techniques and weathering to locomotive maintenance and layout design, I strive to provide valuable content that helps you enhance your own modeling endeavors.

Join me on this incredible journey as we explore the fascinating world of model railroading. Subscribe to my channel to stay updated with the latest videos, and be part of a community that shares the same passion and enthusiasm for trains and miniature landscapes.

Thank you for being a part of Tie Plate Productions, and I look forward to connecting with you as we embark on this wonderful adventure together!

All the best,

Ian Pugliese, Tie Plate Productions