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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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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How to Pick the Best Model Train Operating System for You… And Why It Isn’t Just a Matter of DC vs DCC

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How to Pick the Best Model Train Operating System for You… And Why It Isn’t Just a Matter of DC vs DCC Picking the best model train operating system for you is extremely important, and it’s not just a matter of DC vs DCC. In this month’s special report, we will give you the information…

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Picking Your First Model Train Set

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Picking Your First Model Train Set When you are new to the hobby of model railroading, picking your first model train set is extremely important. Here at Model Trains for Beginners, we know through surveying our subscribers that many of you have not yet started your model train layout. It might be you don’t have…

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New Monthly Content March 2017: How to Design a Realistic Paint Scheme for Your Freelance Model Railroad

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New Monthly Content March 2017: How to Design a Realistic Paint Scheme for Your Freelance Model Railroad As you set about creating your original paint schemes, there are some questions you can consider that might help you decide on colors, styles, designs, and more. What emotions/reactions do you want to provoke with the paint scheme?…

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New Monthly Content February 2017: How to Make Gondola Loads Out of Common Household Items

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New Monthly Content February 2017: How to Make Gondola Loads Out of Common Household Items For many beginning model railroaders, the cost of the hobby quickly adds up, limiting what improvements can be made while staying within one’s budget. Model railroading is not an inexpensive hobby, after all. A good HO locomotive will set you…

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New Monthly Content January 2017: Detailing Bachmann E-Z Track

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New Monthly Content January 2017: Detailing Bachmann E-Z Track For many beginning modelers, pre-ballasted or “snap” track, such as Bachmann E- Z Track or Kato Unitrack, is the quick and easy choice for ready-to-run track. However, many more experienced modelers find it to have a very “toy-like” look. What if you are a modeler that…

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New Monthly Content December 2016: Building a Winter Scene

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New Monthly Content December 2016: Building a Winter Scene Modeling a winter scene, especially at this time of the year, is many a modelers’ desire. You may want to build a small holiday-themed display that is temporary in nature or a section of your large layout that is set in the winter time – or…

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