Monthly Archives: October 2010

Model Railroading – Let’s Grow The 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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