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 will spend hours explaining how they built the various aspects of their model train layout. They are very proud of their layouts and so they should be. There is a lot of skill and patience required to build those model railway masterpieces.
Take a camera with you because there is nothing better than having a photograph to refer to when you are trying to replicate a similar model railway scene.
I’ve saved hundreds of dollars by asking for advice and taking advantage of the show discounts offered by the hobby shops exhibiting.
Model railway shows are held across the country at different times and can be well worth the effort to travel a few hours to visit. Every model train show in a different location will have something different to offer.
Reading a book or an article online has its place in your learning curve, but nothing beats speaking to a model railroad expert face to face at a model train show. There is no distraction, as you might get in a hobby shop full of customers. It’s just you and the expert talking about the same passion.
As you progress with your model railroading you will also want to exhibit at the shows, because there comes a time when you will want to help the beginners to model trains. It is a very fulfilling experience.
Dan B Morgan is the editor of the popular and 100% FREE Model Railroad Newsletter. This is compulsory reading for any model train beginner. It contains valuable information on the right way to build your model railroad and how to achieve this within the time, space and budget you have available.
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