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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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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Which Model Railroad Track is Best?

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Which Model Railroad Track is Best? Which Model Railroad Track is Best? This is another one of those questions that we get frequently at Model Trains for Beginners. Someone new to the hobby wants to know which track they should buy for building their first layout – or building a new layout for the first…

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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 Review: Lionel Burlington Northern SD-60, Crane & Boom Cars

This is a video review of the Lionel Burlington Northern SD-60 Legacy diesel locomotive and the Burlington Northern Command Control Crane and Boom Cars. Click the video to play and turn up your speakers… Features of the Lionel Burlington Northern Leagacy SD60 Diesel Locomotive #8302: Legacy Control System equipped Odyssey II Speed Control Legacy RailSounds Directional…

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Eric Siegel’s O-Scale Model Railroad Updates

In this video Eric Siegel from EricsTrains.com shows us the updates to his model railroad and what he got for Christmas… Trains and more trains! Look out for the Lionel Corporate Tinplate O Gauge Christmas set. This is an awesome model train set and typical of what a boy might have got in the 1910’s…

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Toy Model Trains, or Are They?

As Thomas the Train enlightened every boy’s fantasy and graced the thoughts of those who have been awed by those fantastic machines, trains offer a powerful addiction to many.

Small boys watch the talking trains from their living rooms do not understand what it is that makes them so wonderful. But as boys grow into men they realize what it is that captured them when they were boys and stayed with them into their adulthood.

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