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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5 Simple Trackplans for Beginners

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5 Simple Trackplans for Beginners We are all beginners at model trains when we first get started. Many who are becoming model railroaders now will often start with a train set from Bachmann, Kato, Hornsby, Lionel, or one of many others. As the hobby gets into our blood and we want to do more than…

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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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Ten Model Train Gift Ideas

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Ten Model Train Gift Ideas The holiday season is almost upon us, and no matter which particular holiday you observe gift-giving is usually a part of the tradition. If there is a model railroader or a future model railroader on your gift list, here are ten model train gift ideas to help you make a…

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New Monthly Content July 2016: Benchwork and Shelfwork: A Beginners How-To

New Monthly Content July 2016: Benchwork and Shelfwork: A Beginners How-To Having talked about maximizing space and multi-level layouts, this month, it’s all about building your benchwork or shelfwork. Benchwork and Shelfwork: A Beginners How-To provides basic information on how to get started building your bench, table, or shelf. This report is not meant to…

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Prototype Profile: High-Speed Grain Shuttle-Loading Facilities

Prototype Profile: High-Speed Grain Shuttle-Loading Facilities Grain elevators along railroad tracks is a common sight in the Great Plains states and the Prairie Provinces, and some other places as well. But more and more, the old elevators stand silent guard over the surrounding town as they slowly crumble and decay. Today, many of the old…

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New Monthly Content May 2016: Making the Most of Your Space

New Monthly Content May 2016: Making the Most of Your Space Limited space seems to be one of the main concerns for most beginners – and even for many of intermediate or expert skill level. With Making the Most of Your Space, the May monthly content for modeltrainforbeginners.com Insider’s Club members only you will learn…

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