Frequently Asked Questions About Model Trains

Frequently Asked Questions About Model Trains: The Definitive Guide For Beginners For a new railroad model hobbyist, the foreign terms and expressions that more experienced railroaders throw around might be a little overwhelming. On top of that, it can be hard to find one place that you can rely on for finding accurate answers. That’s…

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Model Train Scales Explained

Model Train Scales Explained The pros and cons of the various model train scales and how to determine which one is right for you. If you’re considering building a model railroad, you may be looking to have model train scales explained. There are a few factors that will play a part in picking the right…

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Model Train Beginners Need This…

Model train beginners need clarity! Why do model railroaders need clarity? Because the model train opportunities are endless! You can build a layout in your basement, attic, shed, garage or garden. You can run steam or diesel locomotives. You can have multilevel railways with rivers, dams, mountains, snow… You get the idea! The opportunities are…

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Which Model Train Scale Is Best?

A question I always get asked by people considering model trains as their new hobby is: “Which model train scale (or gauge) is best?” First up… A common mistake for model train beginners, is to confuse scale and gauge. I’ll explain… Scale is the proportion of your model to the real thing. An example is…

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