Archive for October, 2010


Model Railroading – Let’s Grow The Hobby

Come join our Facebook group at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=147560588606647 Over 580 members, 258 photos, 18 videos and it’s growing daily. Come join us and let’s grow the model train hobby.

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Model Train Layout

Model train layouts are a favorite for many and there are a variety of them. Some have held all that involves trains as a hobby since childhood with most having a longing to make their own train layouts complete with a rail and a train and other accessories to make the railway work complete and […]

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Powering Your Model Trains

Of the early model trains made primarily for the toy market, most were powered by clockwork. Actual control of the model trains was only possible by means of levers on the locomotive itself, which enabled the operator to make the train stop, to go, and, in many models, to reverse. Although this made control of […]

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A Brief History About Bachmann Model Trains

When you think of “model trains” the image that comes to mind is probably that of the Bachmann trains. The company which was founded more than 150 years ago today is a world leader in the model railroading industry. Originally the company entered the model train market by selling accessories under the brand name Plasticville® […]

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Big Toys For Big Boys – Model Trains & Toy Trains

Big toys are for big boys, so they say. Such big toys range from real expensive cars, dangerous authentic fire arms and stimulating outdoor adventures. But nothing beats the new sensation that has created a buzz among real men. The newest hobby in town is creating a modern train layout. Who would have thought that […]

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Lionel Train Prices, Are They Too High?

In general Lionel train prices are around the $100-$300 mark which only committed hobbyists would pay. The only other group of people that buy these are parents who wish to give their kids a birthday present. Why pay more for a model train? The reason to pay top dollar for model train is that the […]

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A Guide To Deciding Between Model Train Scales

So you have decided that you want to build your own model railroad, but how exactly should you go about doing this? Well, one of the first aspects of model railway building you will have to look into is the difference between model train scales. A model trains scale is the ratio that it has […]

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Top 3 Model Train Mistakes

Railroading is an expensive hobby and requires a complicated amount of detail to create a finished landscape that looks good and works well. There are many problems that people run into which I will outline below: One of the first things to choose when starting out is the scale and gauge of your tracks and […]

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How To Build a Model Railroad on a Budget – http://modelrailwaynews.com/category/buy-discount/

Almost every day I get emails from people saying the model train hobby is too expensive! And after some emailing back and forth I find out that they are going into the local hobby shop and paying the full retail price for everything they buy.No wonder they think model railroading is expensive. It’s great for […]

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Kentucky Woman Creates Incredibly Well Detailed Waite Park Houses To Scale

A realistic layout comes to life with detail. From the cat sleeping on the front porch to the dog being taken for a walk. They all have little stories to tell and make a model railroad much more interesting. Here is a great story from the SCTimes about Renee Grosser who actually creates models of […]

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Model Train Help – Building Your Own Model Railway

If you are an enthusiast in model trains and model railways, you will indeed find it interesting and fun to make your own model railway. You might even be thinking big about your model railway and even visualizing it even before it is finished. Of course, you can do the project yourself. You can find […]

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Using Google Earth To Plan Your Model Railways Layout

If you want to build a truly realistic model railway, the introduction of Google’s feature,  ‘Google Earth’ has opened up a whole new way to research what your model railways layout should look like to be true to life. Google Earth, if you haven’t seen it already, basically allows you to travel the world from […]

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Read This If You’re A Model Train Collector

The history of model trains dates back to almost a century. The first ever model trains were created in the Victorian era. These depict the history and details of trains all over the world. One can find various model-train clubs as well as organizations with a huge collection of toy model trains. Initially, the model […]

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