Archive for December, 2011


Which Model Train Set For Adults?

There is a huge amount of variety out there today but which is the best model train set for adults? To the person that is not familiar with model trains or model railroading they can all look the same… But, to the person in the know there is a huge difference. The first thing to […]

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Are Model Trains Toys?

This has been an ongoing discussion for many, many years and one that annoys the experienced model railroaders. Thanks to the generosity of a friend and colleague, my son Nick and I recently came into a rather nice train set. I hesitate to refer to the railroad paraphernalia as toys, though that’s exactly what it […]

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Lighting Solutions For Your Model Train Layout

Sometimes you need general lighting at a lower level for your model train layout, rather than the detailed lighting inside buildings, on the streets and in your train. The perfect solution is the new type of LED lighting usually used for Christmas tree lighting. The cool operation and low power consumption of these LED lights […]

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Model Train Review: Bachmann 32-979 Class 66 412 (Low Emission) Malcolm Rail

This is a video review of the Bachmann 32-979 Class 66 412 (Low Emission) Malcolm Rail locomotive. It retails for around $135.00 and is a great running and sounding locomotive. Note that it is DCC ready with a 21 pin decoder socket. In the video the locomotive has been fitted with a Bachmann 21 pin […]

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New Bachmann Model Train Models

This is a quick video of the new Bachmann model train models about to be released, or they may have been already released by the time you watch this… Take special note of the new limited edition NRM (National Railway Museum: UK) and the weathered Deltic DP1. Turn up your speakers and click the video […]

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Model Train Review: Hornby Black 5 DCC Locomotive With Sound

Dave has kindly done this video model train review… It is the Hornby Black 5 DCC Locomotive With Sound. It is equiped with a Locksound V3.5 decoder which is fitted by Hornby. This is a great looking locomotive and runs very well… It also has great sound. Turn up your speakers and click the video […]

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Model Railway At Christmas

Dave’s been at it again creating a “Model Railway at Christmas”… Worksafe in Australia would have a field day with the dangerous antics of Mr and Mrs Claus Look out for that part… From Dave and all of us here we wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. Don’t forget to comment […]

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Realistic Model Railroading At It’s Absolute Best

Who would have thought that a model railroad could attract over 1 million people a year. The Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg is one of the most successful tourist attractions in Germany. It has taken over 5,000 working hours in the last 10 years to create. More than a thousand trains, aircraft, cars and ships create this […]

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