Dan MorganHi, it’s Dan here…

If you’re not one of my regular subscribers, let me quickly tell you a little about myself… And then I’ll tell you what model train resources I recommend… even if you are a complete beginner, or are an advanced railroader.

Okay… I’ve been collecting, building, buying and selling HO scale model trains for over 27 years. It all started with a simple Christmas gift. It was an oval Lima HO scale model train set (which I still own today)… I absolutely loved that train set…

Every other opportunity for a gift I was asking for extra track, new locomotives, passenger carriages, building kits and more… I remember spending hours in the local hobby shop looking at the large range of accessories and wondering how I could earn the money to buy them…

Fast forward 27 years later…

And I’m constantly amazed at the fun this hobby has provided me. It has, and will be, a hobby for life!  Not only has it been fun but I’ve learned so many technical skills… carpentry, electrical wiring, problem solving and design. I’ve learned to be creative and developed a hands-on knowledge of geography from making landscapes. I learned how bridges are put together so they don’t collapse…

Creating miniature replicas of life has allowed me to enter a different world.

Over those 27 years I have been through literally every emotion imaginable. Frustration… anger… jubilation; although the frustration was mostly self-inflicted as I had ignored the basics!

I think I own most HO scale model train books on the market… every time I wanted to build a new landscape, set up new controllers or fix a problem… I would buy a book to tell me how.

Here’s The Problem…

See, nowadays, with all the latest advancements in model trains… being able to control multiple trains from one controller, steam locos with steam and sound… it is very easy to make some expensive mistakes.

And this is the exact reason why a few weeks ago (and after continually being asked to do so for over 2 years), I decided to review the model train “how to” books on the market…

What Happened…

The truth was, most books were okay… But a beginner, or an advanced railroader, would have to buy 5 or 6 books (maybe even more) to get 80% of the information they needed… that was until I found 2 downloadable books – Model Trains for Beginners and Model Train Help.

I bought both of these ebooks and I refer to them often… they’ve become my only source of information!

The best part is, because they are ebooks, the authors update them often and you get the updates for free. I can’t tell you how many books I’ve got on my shelf with very outdated information… a problem easily solved with these ebooks.

Both the authors also offer a 60 day money back guarantee… so if the ebook doesn’t suit your needs you can request a full refund…

Here’s an Overview of Both…

Model Trains For BeginnersModel Trains for Beginners

5 Stars

Product Rating (5/5 Stars)

Model Trains for Beginners – is my # 1 choice. It is a “must have” ebook for all beginners to model trains.

It is rock-solid, high quality information for the beginner model railroader.

There is an unbelievable amount of useful information in this ebook… even an advanced modeler (like myself) needs to know and be reminded of the basics. I use this ebook almost daily, and that’s after 27 years of experience…

This ebook is solidly packed to the brim with good quality step by step information that can be used for your entire model train lifetime.

It covers the essential basics from the ground up… the language of model trains, how to plan, design and create great layouts that are easy to run and problem free… Through to the advanced realism techniques like weathering, making your layout look dated, to controllers and tips for those people that are not Electricians, and so much more.

It is very well priced (in fact, it’s a steal), as you would not normally find this amount of condensed, straight to the point information in one book. You would need to buy 4 or 5 books to get the equivalent amount of information.

It also comes with 5 bonuses worth over $108.00… that makes the investment well worth it.

>>   To get more information on “Model Trains for Beginners” – Click here


Model Train HelpModel Train Help

5 Stars

Product Rating (5/5 Stars)

While Model Trains for Beginners was the perfect resource for beginners, Model Train Help is the perfect resource for intermediate to advanced model railroaders.

It is a detailed 200+ page ebook packed to the brim with detailed technical solutions. While beginners will find this ebook overwhelming, the intermediate to advanced model railroader will find the information incredibly useful. It covers everything from the language of model trains, to planning, designing and creating great layouts that are easy to run and problem free, to weathering and so much more… this ebook has it all.

It is US$39.97, but you would need 5 or 6 books from Amazon to give you all the condensed information this ebook contains in one place.

I always print these downloadable books, as then I can make notes and add to them as I go along.

>>   To get more information on “Model Train Help” – Click here

The Conclusion…

Many years ago I used to build bridges, rivers and landscapes without referring to a book… but then I realized how much extra time and money it was costing me… not to mention the frustration and the fact that they never looked real!

Both these ebooks will give a complete step by step plan and in my opinion are an absolute “must have”.

>>   Click here for Dan’s Top Choice if you are a beginner

>>   Click here for Dan’s Top Choice if you are an intermediate to advanced model railroader

Now, the truth is… If you browse this site long enough you will find more than enough free information to answer most of your questions and get you well-and-truly on your way.

And, if you have subscribed for the free tips, tricks and secrets, you will be getting a weekly email newsletter with even more answers, tips and ideas.

But from my experience online, most people just want the shortcut. They may be time poor, or don’t want to spend hours on the computer, or don’t know how to bookmark the site so they can come back to it later…

And that shortcut is to pay the money and download an ebook. That way you get all the information you need in one place. It can be read within 2 minutes of paying (even if it’s 2 in the morning) or whenever you like. The ebook can be read on the computer, or printed and read offline… It is very convenient!

If you have come across any other great sources of information, or would like to comment on the above ebooks, please let us know by clicking here…

Have fun with “The Best Hobby In The World”.

Dan Morgan

A Passionate Model Railroader