Basic Model Train Wiring

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Basic Model Train Wiring You’ve purchased your starter set, set up the circle or oval of track that came with it, and ran your trains around it many times. Now, you’re starting to think of a more permanent, even if small, layout. You want to add extra track, a small yard or an industry, and…

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Model Train Clubs

Model Train Clubs Do you ever wish you had room to build your model train layout, but your house or apartment is too small? Do you every wish there was someone you could turn to for a few pointers on wiring or weathering? If so, a model railroad club is exactly what you are looking…

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5 Great N Scale Layouts

5 Great N Scale Layouts We here at Model Trains for Beginners tend to focus on HO scale. Not only is that because I model in HO but HO is still the most popular scale among railroad modelers worldwide. That said, though, N scale is currently the fastest growing scale in popularity. That is due,…

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Extra Details Bring Life to Your Layout

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Extra Details Bring Life to Your Layout Adding details to your model train layout can extend beyond just weathering and detailing your model train engines and train cars. The world is a lived in place that is often vibrant and yet dirty, empty and yet crowded, all at the same time. When building your layout,…

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Weathering a Diesel Locomotive

WEATHERING A DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE One way for your model train layout to look more realistic is by weathering your models. Weathering gives your models a prototypical, “lived in” look that you do not get with models out of the box. This helps set your model train layout apart from layouts that others have. With this…

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Team Tracks – A Model Train Scene You Can Build

Team Tracks – A Model Train Scene You Can Build Team tracks are small spur track used by one or more businesses to load and unload cargo from railroad cars. The businesses that are served by a team track may be very diverse in nature, but the one thing they all share in common is…

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Building a Small Shelf Layout, Part 1: The Design Phase

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Building a Small Shelf Layout, Part 1: The Design Phase Limited space, along with time and money, is a problem that many modelers have. A shelf layout is often the answer to not only the problem of space, but also of the other two as well. As the name implies, a shelf layout is built…

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Quality Under $200.00: Athearn Genesis, Atlas Master, & Walther’s Mainline

Quality Under $200.00: Athearn Genesis, Atlas Master, & Walther’s Mainline NOTE: This article is specifically about HO scale models. Prices for other scales may vary widely. Many things have changed about model railroading since I first started in the late 1970s. One of the most apparent is the cost. I still have Athearn model engines…

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