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O Scale Model Trains vs. O Gauge Track

 February 20, 2012 With roots in 20th century Germany, O scale model trains have become staples in the world of model railroading. Although not quite as popular as HO scale models, O scale model trains make the perfect .

Using Model Train Weathering Powder

 September 09, 2008 Many people enjoy setting up model railroads as a hobby that is both challenging and relaxing. There is the process of visualizing and planning, and the actual building. Once you have been through ..

Making Your Own Model Train Hills

 August 21, 2008 You have built your model train table for your big display. You have sketched in your entire layout and know exactly where your track will be going. You have even decided to add in a couple water ..

Beginning Your Model Train Collection

 August 21, 2008 As a hobby collecting and running model trains has been around for many, many years. It is both fun and informative and can be enjoyed by people of all races and sexes. It can even be enjoyed by all ..

How to Buy Model Trains Online

 August 21, 2008 Have you loved playing with or collecting model train sets since you were little? Have you thought about starting a new collection now that you have grown up a bit and you have more space to do so? ..

Model Trains As a Hobby For Children

 August 21, 2008 Did you ever collect model trains as a child? If you did then you might remember the awe with which you viewed the train as it tooted around the track. These trains seemed to be especially prevalent ..

Creating Your Model Train Layout

 August 21, 2008 Do you have a love of model trains? If you are new to collecting trains and are looking for a few points on how to choose what sort of parts and accessories you should be buying then you are in the ..

Building A Compact Model Train Layout

 August 18, 2008 If you love model trains but you are limited on space you will have to consider trying something a bit different. Why not build a compact model train layout? A compact layout will allow you to still ..

Building a Model Train Bridge

 August 18, 2008 One way to add a good deal of character to your model train layout is through the addition of a train bridge. This is an excellent way to showcase your skill as well. The materials that they can be ..

Model Train Displays - Building a Smelting Plant

 August 18, 2008 You just finished that big model train display table you have been wanting to build for a while. You got all your features added to it including the two tunnels, the lake and the train bridge. You ..

Model Train Table - How to Build Your Own

 August 13, 2008 Have you wondered how you might display a large scale model train set? Would you just love to be able to set it up so that you can get around the table to some of the harder to reach areas? If these ..

New Model Trains in the Future

 August 13, 2008 The past of the model train is filled with design changes and ideas. From wind up models to spring driven ones there are a world of methods used for locomotion. Steam driven models have been used as ..

Controllers For Model Trains

 June 22, 2008 Over the past 100 years several methods of controlling electric model trains have developed. The first and simplest method was the use a simple variable transformer as introduced by Lionel in 1906 ..

Model Train Layout Plans - The Basic Components

 February 19, 2008 All rail track layouts, whether for model trains on a 4ft x 4ft table top or for full size trains at a major urban rail terminus, can be simplified down to some basic components which are then used ..

A Guide To Building Model Train Sets

 December 09, 2007 First, find a local hobby shop. This shop should have all the trains and accessories you will need to get started. Shops will also be able to supply you with a lit of other enthusiasts that you can ..

Sell Model Trains and Railways On eBay

 July 26, 2007 Model train enthusiasts come in various guises, from collectors of items originally designed as toys (with or without moving parts); to scale model enthusiasts whose main interest is rare, vintage, ..

Playing God - Landscaping Your Model Railroad Layout

 June 10, 2007 One of the more fun aspects of model railroading is planning and executing the scenery and landscaping that your track and engines will meander through – for some it is almost like playing God in ..

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