Archive for December, 2010


Model Train Newsletter Now Online – Issue # 311210

The latest model train newsletter is now online for you. You can find it by visiting: http://modelrailwaynews.com/?p=431 In this issue of the newsletter: 1. Model Railroad Scenery – How To Make Trees 2. Model Railway Structures and Buildings 3. The Scenic Model Railroad at Smokey Mountain Trains 4. Latest News in the Forum 5. Best […]

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Building a Model Railway – You Need To Know How To Lay Track, Connect Electrics And Create Scenery

Building a model railway means you need some basic knowledge of how to lay the railway track, connect the electrics and create scenery. The manufacturers have made it very easy to do all of this. The instructions that come with the model train sets of today are very clear and simple to follow. Color coding […]

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Model Train Sets – 3 Essential Tips To Choosing The Model Train Set For You

Choosing a model train set can be overwhelming simply because of the huge amount of choice available. I’ll give you a few pointers in this article that will help you choose between the large selection of model train sets available today. Model Train Set Scale The first choice you want to make is the scale. […]

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Model Train Newsletter Now Online – Issue 231210

The latest model train newsletter is now online for you. You can find it by clicking here or visiting: http://modelrailwaynews.com/model-train-newsletter/ In this issue of the newsletter: 1. Designing your model train layout the easy way 2. The basic and advanced model railroading tools you need 3. Athearn Genesis GP15 locomotive review 4. Latest news in […]

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Review Of The Athearn Genesis EMD GP15-1 Locomotive

Here is a video review of the Athearn Genesis EMD GP15-1 locomotive. It comes as a decorated or undecorated unit with or without DCC and sound. These are some of the great features of this Athearn locomotive: Genesis driveline with dynamically balanced five pole skew wound motor and dual flywheels All-wheel drive and electrical pick-up […]

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Model Train Sets for Adults – Where To Start and What To Buy

Model trains are not the toys that some people think they are. Manufacturers have created model train sets for adults to satisfy the huge demand. Model train sets for adults have been put together to avoid the confusion of buying lots of different parts to build a basic model railway. And, because these sets are […]

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The Scenic Model Railroad at Smoky Mountain Trains

This video gives you a teaser view of the amazingly well detailed “Scenic Model Railroad” at Smoky Mountain Trains. This is located in Bryson, NC. The model railroad display is set up at a train museum to showcase the trains and landscape items across multiple time periods. I love the working model of the guy […]

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Model Train Sets For Adults – A Guide On What To Look For

Are you looking for model train sets for adults? Some people think that model trains are for children, but there is a big range of model train sets for adults. If you have ever attempted to build a model train set, you would have quickly realized that there are an incredible amount of little different […]

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Model Railway Layouts – Structures, Buildings and Scenery

The person without an understanding of model railway layouts will often just see the basics of the track, trains and scenery. They see a train running around the track and often don’t really have an appreciation for how much time, work and skill has gone into the model railway layout. The building and crafting of […]

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Model Train Layout – Start With Your Track Plan, Which Can Be Designed Online

Building a model train layout is actually a bit of an art. It involves planning, preparation, building, sculpting, painting and some wiring. Most of these skills can be learned as you go and there is a huge amount of help online. If you are building your model railroad layout based on a real location, photographs […]

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Model Railroad Scenery – How To Make Trees

Trees are a great addition to any model railroad and the more you have the better it looks. However, if you had to go and buy these trees from a hobby shop it would cost you a lot of money. Here are 2 simple ways to make your own model railroad trees: 1) Find them […]

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Building Your Model Railroad – What You Need To Know

To design and build your own realistic, artistic and fully operational model railroad you will need the right information, tools and techniques. Without the right information you could end up spending much more money than you first expected. Building an operational model train layout is exciting. Creating a working and operating masterpiece is something to […]

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Model Train Help – The Basic Tools You Need To Build Your Model Railroad

Great model railroading starts with having the right tools. You may have most of the tools already and if you don’t they can easily be found at your local store and are not expensive. Good tools go a long way in making your model railroading an enjoyable hobby. Using the wrong tool or a blunt […]

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A Review of the Piko G Scale Train Set – Pennsylvania Starter Set

  Items Mentioned in the Video: Pennsylvania Starter Set – Peko G Scale Model Train Set 38103  

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How To Have a Custom Model Railroad Builder Build A Model Train Layout For You

An alternative to creating your own model train layout is to pay a custom model railroad builder to build a custom model railroad for you. They will build a complete model train layout for you, from start to finish, based on your space, budget and requirements. Or, maybe you just want the benchwork built, with […]

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Model Train Help – 3 Tips To Save A Huge Amount Of Money Buying Second Hand Model Train Accessories

The common complaint I hear from model railroaders is “model railroading is too expensive“. And I always reply “If it’s too expensive you are shopping in the wrong place“. As I’ve always said over the years, model railroading is as expensive as you want it to be. You need to remind yourself that model railroading […]

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Model Railroad Scenery – 3 Must Know Tips For Creating Scenery Quickly and Easily

I hear so many people complaining that model railroading is expensive and it doesn’t need to be. Most of the time these model train beginners are walking into their local hobby shop and paying the full retail price for everything they “think” they need. Watch any expert model railroader and you will notice that they […]

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Model Train Help – How To Make Your Model Railroad Look Realistic

There is a huge amount of pleasure and fun to be had by making your model railroad look realistic. This is where you can let your imagination run wild and put your artistic talents to work. Everybody has a certain level of artistic talents and most of the time they will improve with some practice. […]

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Model Railroad Shows – The Best Place For Model Train Advice And Inspiration

If you are building your dream model railroad, or just starting, and need ideas, advice or inspiration, head off to your local model train show. You will have access to hundreds of model railroad experts willing to give you any bit of help you need. Model railway experts love helping beginners to the hobby and […]

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