Robert Thomson: New Guy on the Block

Hello everyone, my name is Robert Thomson and I am the new Chief Content Officer for Model Trains for Beginners. Some of you may have exchanged emails with me, seen a couple of my blog posts, or seen me on the Facebook group, and you might be wondering, “who is this guy?” Well, let me…

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Model Train Review: O Scale Lionel 6-28371 Union Pacific DD35A Diesel Locomotive

This is a video review of the O scale Lionel 6-28371 Union Pacific DD35A Diesel Locomotive with Legacy. This is an awesome diesel locomotive in O scale with outstanding features and great sound. The DD35 was basically 2 GP35 diesel locomotives on a single chassis making up 88ft of locomotive. Watch the video for a…

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A Model Train Locomotive You Can Eat

This is the model of the day… a model train locomotive you can eat! The pics were set in by Charles E. Mason II who is a pastry chef in Hillsboro, Oregon. Here’s what Charles had to say about his work of art… [two_columns_1]I’m a 33 year old pastry chef at Whole Foods in Tanasbourne…

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Model Train Review: Hornby Locomotive With Sound

Dave has provided a great video review on his Hornby A4 Sparrow Hawk Locomotive with sound. Turn up your speakers and click the video below to play… It’ll be worth your time! Dave is very skilled (and generous with his advice) with an awesome model railway in his loft, and is always keen to answer…

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A Good Quality Locomotive Is Essential

A good quality locomotive will make all the difference… It can be very frustrating having a locomotive that you need to push to get going, or it suddenly speeds up and falls off the tracks. A locomotive runs by picking up the electricity from the track through its wheels. The wheels transfer the electricity to…

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About Atlas Model Trains

Atlas Model Trains did not originally start out as a model train company; it was a tool manufacturer. In 1924, Stephan Schaffan Sr. moved from Czechoslovak early in life and had begun the tool company in New Jersey. His son Stephan Jr. started working for him, and during this time Jr. graduated from the Essex…

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Why are N-gauge locomotives just as expensive as a full set?

I received this question from one of our readers and thought it would be a great topic of conversation. Here is the email… Hi Dan, We have not purchased anything yet. I do not know how much longer I can hold back my grandson. I have a simple question at this time. Why are “N”…

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