Archive for November, 2010


Getting Started With Building Your Model Railroad – The Must Know Basics

If you’ve decided to build your dream model railroad there are a few basics you need to know. These basics will help you in the decisions you make with your model railroad planning and design. There are 3 major areas you need to think about in the planning stage of your model railroad. This is […]

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Model Railroad Track Risers For All Scales – Make Sure You Get Those Gradients Right

A model railroad with different track levels makes for a much more interesting and realistic layout. Beginners tend to stay away from raised track levels, probably because they look difficult to achieve. The truth is it is actually very simple! The main issue with different track levels is getting the gradient right from the lower […]

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Roco HO Scale Passenger Train Set And Roco Digital Switcher Review

Watch us Terry reviews 2 Roco Germa-prototype HO scale models on the Model Railroader layout. Using a Digital Command Control System (DCC) Terry triggers the amazingly realistic sounds and opens and closes the passenger car doors.This is impressive and a lot of fun. He also raises and lowers the pantographs on the Roco Digital Passenger […]

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Building Your Own Model Railroad – What You Need To Know To Make Sure It’s Not Costly

Have you ever seen a well detailed and realistic looking model railroad at a friend’s house, at a model train show or in a hobby shop and gone “Wow” that is amazing? After watching the smooth operation of multiple trains at once and listening to the story of how each area of the landscape was […]

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Building Your Model Railroad Starts With Choosing a Track Plan

Building your model railroad starts with choosing a track plan. So, which model railroad track plan should you choose? There are a huge amount of different track plans and configurations to consider. And that applies to every different model train scale. The quickest way to choose a track plan is to look at how much […]

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Bachmann Commander Train Set – Good or Bad?

Bachmann have made it very easy for anyone to get started with model railroading. For about $160 you can buy a great model train set which includes digital command control, something that was more than three times the price a short time ago. But is Bachmann providing enough quality to keep these beginners in the […]

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00 Gauge Modern Image Layout March St Johns

Enjoy this video of a few pictures from Jon Batley’s 00 gauge modern image layout March St Johns, in his back bedroom. Click The Video To Play… Turn Up Your Speakers! Tell us what you thought of the video in the comments area below…

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How to Find Model Train Information

Maybe your doctor has told you to pick up a hobby to lower your blood pressure, maybe a friend mentioned it and it sounds fun. Either way you have decided to look into building your own model train set. This is a perfect hobby to take your time working on and treat it in a […]

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Model Railroading Scenery – Making Rocks For The Rocky Outcrops (video)

Creating realistic looking rocky outcrops for your model railroad will be one of the most satisfying part of your hobby. Watch this video to see how you can easily do this… Click the video to play and turn up your speakers .

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The Model Train Scale You Choose Dictates Everything You Do Afterward

Model railroads and their associated parts, pieces, designs, bench work, scenery, maintenance, expansion, clubs, collectibles… Why it’s enough to keep the train enthusiast actively engaged for hours and hours. From learning the basic concepts of model railroading to collecting model trains to building layouts there is no shortage of what the hobbyist can discover and […]

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Model Railroad Structures – The Basics

Most people who do not participate in the building of model railroads often just see the tracks and the locomotives. They only see them whizzing around the track and mistakenly believe that the train is what it is all about. Of course it is a huge part of it but it is in fact the […]

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How to Save Money Building Model Railroad Layouts

Model railroading is a wonderful hobby in so many ways. It involves everything from carpentry, scenery design, through to basic electrical work. As a model railroader you can often save a lot of money by making things for your layout yourself. Although it is often quicker and easier to buy accessories ready-made, there is a […]

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Model Railroad Trains – Tips For Getting Started on One of the World’s Greatest Hobbies

Model railroad trains and model train sets are now a highly skilled, very rewarding and relaxing hobby for adults of all ages. For today’s model railroader, the world is their stage. There are so many options and products to chose from, and model train layouts have become very sophisticated. Scales range from briefcase sized z […]

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Your Quick Guide To Model Railroad Layout Kits

Most people have some older train models in the attic. Whether they actually belonged to them a few years ago or whether they belonged to relatives that were alive before the 1950s dip in popularity. However, model railroads are well and truly back and more popular than ever. Adults and children alike love to build […]

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Model Train Information – Basics You Need to Know to Get Started in Model Trains

If you are interested in collecting and building model train displays, read this article to learn about this relaxing and creative outlet. What Are Some of Model Train Collecting Basics? Before you make your first purchase there are a few decisions to be made which will save you time, money and frustration in the future. […]

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Electronic Model Railroad Scenery: Make Your Railroad Complete

Anybody that has a model railroad will know just how exciting it can be to actually maintain it and use it. However, without one thing, the railroad would not be half as much fun! The scenery that is placed around the train tracks is often quite simply breathtaking, especially if it is highly detailed and […]

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Model Train Scenery – 10 Tips for Realistic Model Railroading Scenery Design

There are many different aspects involved in the fascinating hobby of model railroading, and one that is open to a great amount of creativity and imagination is the creation and addition of railroading scenery and structures. A model railroad display does not come to life until the scenery jolts it into reality. It is incredible […]

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Model Railroad Set Terminology For Beginners

Model railroads can be play toys, but they can also be a lifelong hobby. Just as every occupation has its own specific terminology, so does every hobby. Model railroading is no different. Many of the terms used in railroading are also used in the modeling world, but there are also some terms that are unique […]

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10 Interesting Facts About Toy Model Trains

There are many different interesting facts about toy model railway trains. The more you get into the hobby of model railroading, the more you will find out. Those just getting started will be interested by some of the things experienced railroaders have come to know over the years. Below you will find a list of […]

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