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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The Three Largest Model Train Layouts in the World

The Three Largest Model Train Layouts in the World There are three model railroads that make the claim as the largest model train layout in the world – Northlandz in the United States, Miniatur Wunderland in Germany, and the Grand Maket Rossiya in Russia. Each is the largest in its respective country, for sure. Let’s…

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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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New Monthly Content April 2016: Realistic Working Layouts

Going ’round and ’round in a circle can be fun for model trains, but for some, a layout that has more realistic operations is the ideal they strive for. With Realistic Working Layouts, the first in modeltrainsforbeginners.com’s new monthly series of e-books for members only, you can learn the basics of creating a small, realistic…

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Model Train Layout Comes Alive

Model railroaders spend hour after hour making their model train layouts look more realistic. It becomes an obsession… Buildings, locomotives and cars get weathered and then weathered again for that perfect aged look. There are so many different techniques to weather structures and along your model railroading journey you will continue to learn new and…

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A Disney Model Train Layout Inside Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn

This is one of the model train layouts on display at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn. The barn is located in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. This particular barn was used by Walt as a machine shop for his miniature steam trains that operated on his estate. It was these miniature steam trains that inspired the trains…

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