Daves Model Railway Progress (Update 6)

Well, Dave has had his Christmas break and is back to work on completing his new layout. In this video you can start to see how all of Daves work is beginning to come together. Dave has an enviable talent for creating layouts that look fantastic even when they are not finished. I can’t wait…

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Creating Loads For Your Rolling Stock

If you are planning on running some industrial style rolling stock as well as or instead of passenger carriages, then you will find that the majority of open topped trucks (known as gondolas) available will be empty. While you can run empty gondolas on your layout, if you want to add that extra bit of…

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Building a Train Table

When you first start out in the world of model railroading, you may not have anywhere other than the floor or a kitchen table on which to run it. While this is ok if you are just planning on running your trains, if you want to create a layout with scenery then you will need…

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A Model Train Beginners First Train Set

A question that I am asked A LOT is by beginners is “What train set would you recommend as a good start for my first layout?” I’ll be honest with you, I’ve been into model railroading for more than 30 years now, so it’s been a while since I’ve bought a “starter” train set.  However,…

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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…

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