Archive for February, 2011


HO Scale Excavators For Your Model Railroad

Model railroads can contain so much more movement than just the trains. All the different working components can create more enjoyment for the owner in the building process, and in the operation as the model railroad comes alive. Working street lights, operating signals, opening and closing doors, loading and unloading of trucks are some of […]

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Nashua Valley Model Railroad Partners With Make A Wish Foundation To Make A Child’s Wish Come True

The Nashua Valley Model Railroad Association (NVRRA) has teamed up with the Make A Wish Foundation of New Hampshire to make a dream come true for a seriously ill child in Salem, NH. Through the design and build of a young boy’s ideal model train layout, a 4 year old boy with a life threatening […]

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This Weeks Model Train Newsletter Is Now Online – Issue # 250211

This week’s model train newsletter is now online for you. You can find it by visiting: http://modelrailwaynews.com/model-train-newsletter-250211/ In this issue of the model train newsletter: 1. Quick And Easy Model Train Table Options 2. MTH O Scale Model Train Layout (Video) 3. A Good Quality Locomotive Makes All The Difference 4. Plan For Building A […]

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Looking For A Model Train Table? Here Are Some Options

Model trains need somewhere to be set-up and run. Generally, a model train table is used to display your train track, train and all the accessories that come with it. Ideally, a model train table should have some special factors as it relates to its construction. For instance, it should be accessible from the center […]

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Model Railway Layouts Can Get Expensive, Unless You Start Off The Right Way

Model trains are an interesting and fun-filled hobby for anyone who has a love for history, trains and putting things together. Even though it brings excitement it also calls for a lot of work, commitment and patience. If you just like the simple model railway layouts that’s fine but the real fun starts when you […]

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Model Railroad Wiring – A Basic Understanding Will Take You A Long Way

Being able to set up model railroad wiring is an extremely important part of being a model train and railroad enthusiast. It is also an exciting element of the hobby as you are able to control the stops and runs of the railroad set. Trains are meant to stop at each station and gradually decelerate […]

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MTH O Scale Model Train Layout Video

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This Weeks Model Train Newsletter is Now Online – Issue # 180211

This weeks model train newsletter is now online for you. You can find it by clicking here or visiting: www.modelrailwaynews.com/model-train-newsletter-180211/ In this issue of the model train newsletter: 1. Model Railroad Scenery – Building Scenery On A Budget 2. Model Railroad Magazines & Other Sources Of Inspiration & Ideas 3. The Worlds Largest Model Railroad […]

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Model Railroad Scenery – Building Scenery On A Budget

Model trains can be an expensive hobby, especially the model railroad scenery. This is usually the case if you source all your materials from a hobby shop where you end up paying full retail price. But, if you keep a keen eye on expert model railroaders, you will observe that they have a tendency to […]

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Model Railroad Track Plans – Things You Need To Consider

In order to build a model railway, you should first create a model railroad track plan. The railroad track can be prepared in any number of ways but it is all dependent on the detail of your initial layout. The first thing to consider is whether or not you want a three dimensional landscape which […]

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Model Railroad Magazines And Other Sources Of Model Railway Inspiration And Ideas

Both kids and adults have enjoyed the hobby of building and playing with model railroads and trains for years. Model railroad magazines provide an avenue for which to meet those model railroad enthusiasts by publishing events and clubs. The magazines are also a source of other information such as the various sets you can build […]

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Building Model Railway Layouts – The Perfect Hobby For A Family

Building model railway layouts is a fulfilling hobby as it is not only creative but educational in nature as well. Both children and adults can find the joy in putting together a model railway and then being able to operate it after assembly. There are so many options for the layout of a model railway. […]

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The Latest Model Train Newsletter is Now Online – Issue # 100211

The latest model train newsletter is now online for you. You can find it by clicking here or visiting: www.modelrailwaynews.com/model-train-newsletter-100211/ In this issue of the model train newsletter: 1. Review Of The Hornby Railroad Class 47 Locomotive 2. HO Scale Is The Most Popular For 2 Main Reasons 3. What Is The Correct Grade For […]

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Review Of The Hornby Railroad Class 47 Locomotive

This video is a first look at the Hornby Railroad version of the classic class 47 locomotive. It may be basic compared to some other examples of this (very British) locomotive – but there’s no denying that for the price… this loco is a steal! With some weathering and addition of some detail this will […]

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HO Model Trains Have Rapidly Become The Most Popular Model Train Scale For 2 Main Reasons

HO scale is currently the most widely used scale of model railway in the world. But this wasn’t always the case. HO scale trains were created during the Great Depression where they first originated in the United Kingdom. They were to be an alternative to the OO gauge. The HO scale however didn’t take over […]

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Bachmann Trains At The iHobby Expo

This is an overview of Bachmann’s product display at the International Hobby Expo at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Illinois. The interview is with Doug Blaine the Vice President of Marketing for Bachmann Trains. Items overviewed: >> N scale Bachmann >> Royal Blue Bachmann Starter Train Set >> GP7 Diesel Locomotive >> […]

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Which Are The Best Train Sets For Adults?

Are you wanting to know which are the best train sets for adults? Even though some people believe that toys are only for children, the truth is that many adults find train sets very appealing. It’s a very fulfilling hobby that teaches you a lot about many disciplines such as history, carpentry, painting, engineering and […]

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Want To Build A Model Railroad – These Are The Basics You Need To Consider

Building model railroads is a fun and versatile hobby. It involves many areas of study including history, civil and mechanic engineering, carpentry, electrical wiring and circuitry, art, etc. The model train hobbyist who has a love for model railroading has no choice but to become a jack of all trades. If you are a beginner, […]

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The Latest Model Train Newsletter is Now Online – Issue 040211

The latest model train newsletter is now online for you. You can find it by clicking here or visiting: www.modelrailwaynews.com/model-train-newsletter-040211/ In this issue of the model train newsletter: 1. The Best Place For Model Train Advice 2. A Look At The Märklin / Trix TGV POS – European Super Train 3. Will This Model Train […]

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Märklin / Trix TGV POS – European Super Train

Elevation zero. By TGV from Munich to Paris. A new face on the German railroad: the French SNCF TGV POS. With a speed of 320km/h from the Isar to the Seine. The TGV POS – a new European super train. Starting in 2010 also in the Märklin and Trix program. TGV POS – a world […]

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