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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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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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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Daves Model Railway Progress (Update 9)

In Daves latest update he shows how he easily adds white lines to his roads using paint markers and how he fits the Peco side mounted point motors to his layout. It won’t be long until the layout is complete…. For the previous part in the series click here. To start from the beginning click…

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Readers Model Train Layouts: Edward

I receive lots of pictures and stories from readers about their model train layouts (and I always want more). This week I thought I’d share an email and some pictures that I received from Edward Cully from Van Wert, Ohio. This is what Edward had to say…. I am not a model railroader, yet, just…

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7 Ways To Save Money Building Your Layout

If you have been a model railroader for some time you will understand that the costs of model trains can add up very quickly. Model trains are the best hobby in the world, but if you are going to pay full retail price for everything you buy… it will soon become the most expensive hobby…

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Dave does it again. Layout updates and tips.

I always get exited when I receive an email from Dave about a new video, as I know I’m going to be in for a treat. Listen out for Dave’s wife asking him if he wants a cup of tea 😀 Dave mentions that he picked up his logs from PoundLand, which for my non-UK readers…

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Model Train Weathering Methods for Rolling Stock

An important aspect to creating a realistic looking layout is to weather your trains and rolling stock. I mean, if you have gone to all the trouble of making realistic scenery for your layout, then its goign to look odd if the trains that are trundling around on your tracks are all shiny and new.…

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