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Husband And Wife Can’t Get Enough After 9 Model Railway Layouts

Every day we receive emails from enthusiastic model railroaders but this Husband and Wife model railroading team were perfect to profile this Valentines Day…

Meet Brian and Ann Silby from The Rylstone Wellingborough Northants England. Continue reading

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Mallory Needs Advice Setting Up ON30 Bachmann Train Sets

I’m coming into model railroading as a builder of miniature Christmas villages (Department 56, Lemax etc). I’ve purchased a couple of ON30 Bachmann train sets and fully anticipate that this will draw my husband into the hobby… Continue reading

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3 Ways to Choose the Right Model Train Scale To Suit You

If you are a model train beginner then you might be asking… “Which model train scale is best suited for me?”

A common mistake for model train beginners is to confuse scale and gauge.

Let me explain… scale is the proportion of the replica to the real thing. For example, HO scale locomotives are 1/87 the size of the real life locomotive. Model train gauge is the width between the inside running edge of the track…. Continue reading

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An Inspiring Model Train Layout – 4 Scenes in 1

It always blows me away when I see awesome model train layouts like the one in this video. The effort and patience would have been absolutely huge… but the end result was so worth it. Continue reading

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7 Tips to Save Money on Your Model Trains

If you have been a model railroader for some time you will understand that the costs of model trains can add up very quickly. Model trains are the best hobby in the world, but if you are going to pay full retail price for everything you buy, it will soon become the most expensive hobby you have ever had!

Here is how to save money on your model trains… Continue reading

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Museum Sets Up Large Model Railroad Display

Inside the display are a miniature landscape of trees, buildings, people and trains. They represent the passion of Danny Bradley, whose boyhood love of model trains was rekindled in the years before his death in 2007.

His widow, Judy, of Grove, donated the set to the museum two summers ago. For the past 11 months, museum worker Robert Parris has been helping restore the display to its former glory.

“His layouts were just painstakingly, tremendously well-done because that’s all he had to do” Parris said. Continue reading

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The Fat Finger Syndrome With Model Trains

A reader emailed asking how they could get past the fat finger syndrome… when trying to hold and work on their model train models… Continue reading

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