Archive for September, 2010


Big model train show Oct. 2-3 in Lynden

JESSICA BADER – THE BELLINGHAM HERALD LYNDEN – The Lynden Lions Club will hold its 26th annual International Model Railroad and Circus Builders Show Saturday, Oct. 2, and Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Henry Jansen Agricultural Center at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. The event will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. […]

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The Model Train Layout at the Tokyo Bay Hilton Hotel in Japan

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How To Make 2 Buildings From One Kit

Attaching buildings to a backdrop is a great way to give the backdrop some depth. But, the building kits bought from your local hobby shop will almost always be a full building, and you only need half of the building depth. So, a great way to instantly double the amount of buildings against your backdrop […]

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The Most Important Factors When Choosing Model Train Layout Plans

If you’ve decided that you’re finally going to take on that childhood dream of yours and build your own model railway, then this will take careful research and planning. While designing your model trains layout plans, you’ll need to take a number of important considerations into account. To begin with you will want to think […]

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Choosing The Right Model Train Scale To Keep Your Dream Railway On Track

If you have decided that you want to build your own model railway, one of the first and most important decisions you will have to make is which model train scale you will use. You may think this is a simple case of just choosing which one you think looks best, but there are some […]

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Don’t Let Model Train Sets Be a Limit On Your Dreams

When I was a child and my father would take me to the toy store, I remember scanning the shelves, always looking for the model train sets as they completely fascinated me. There was just something about the look of the locomotives that I found entrancing. Then one day, I was lucky enough to get […]

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Train Lovers Are Sure To Enjoy Model Event

From: Times Colonist September 23, 2010 http://www.timescolonist.com/Train+lovers+sure+enjoy+model+event/3567137/stor… This year’s 20th annual Victoria Model Railway Show is scheduled for Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show features award-winning railways, hourly door prizes, commercial and individual sales and displays, a popular vote contest and clinics on scenery. Admission […]

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Model Train Tips To Help Keep Your Dream Railway Right On Track

If you search online you will be able to find all kinds of different hints and model train tips, from how to choose the right model train scale, to how to create realistic looking model train scenery. In this article I am going to bring some of the lesser known tips to your attention though. Now, […]

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Essential Design Features Of Benching For Model Train Layouts

A good solid platform that is going to support a Model Railroaders layout is essential. In this article we shall explore in detail what are the main components of benchwork and the essential elements of design. There is great comfort in doing it right first time. The part of the benchwork that is rarely seen […]

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Share Your Model Railroading Tips

Do you have any model railroading tips that you would like to share? Times are tough financially for some model railroaders, while some beginners are just looking for different ways to do things… So any tips and tricks would be much appreciated. Just scroll down and leave them in the comments area below… Thank you!

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Model Trains For Beginners at http://bit.ly/modeltrainbeginner

I often get emails from beginners to model trains with their stories of how they wasted money by buying products recommended by unskilled hobby store sales people, and after reading Model Trains for Beginners realize they should have set up their model railroad a completely different way. It worries me, because some of these poor […]

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Lionel Model Trains – What You Must Know About This Hobby

What comes to mind when thinking of model trains? Some would say expert or not, everyone knows about Lionel trains. After researching models trains it is overwhelming how the industry has evolved through time. For hobbyist it can be a happy pastime or even frustrating. It requires patience, enough space and possibly considerable expense depending […]

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Model Railway and Model Trains – What Is It All About?

Do you remember being a kid, waiting patiently for the holidays to come, hoping that you will receive the present you want? For many of us it was a miniature train with its own railways in the set. As kids we could spend hours playing with it, moving the locomotives around the railroad. But who […]

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