Model Railroad Shows – The Best Place For Model Train Advice And Inspiration

If you are building your dream model railroad, or just starting, and need ideas, advice or inspiration, head off to your local model train show. You will have access to hundreds of model railroad experts willing to give you any bit of help you need. Model railway experts love helping beginners to the hobby and…

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Getting Started With Building Your Model Railroad – The Must Know Basics

If you’ve decided to build your dream model railroad there are a few basics you need to know. These basics will help you in the decisions you make with your model railroad planning and design. There are 3 major areas you need to think about in the planning stage of your model railroad. This is…

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Model Railroad Track Risers For All Scales – Make Sure You Get Those Gradients Right

A model railroad with different track levels makes for a much more interesting and realistic layout. Beginners tend to stay away from raised track levels, probably because they look difficult to achieve. The truth is it is actually very simple! The main issue with different track levels is getting the gradient right from the lower…

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Roco HO Scale Passenger Train Set And Roco Digital Switcher Review

Watch us Terry reviews 2 Roco Germa-prototype HO scale models on the Model Railroader layout. Using a Digital Command Control System (DCC) Terry triggers the amazingly realistic sounds and opens and closes the passenger car doors.This is impressive and a lot of fun. He also raises and lowers the pantographs on the Roco Digital Passenger…

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Building Your Own Model Railroad – What You Need To Know To Make Sure It’s Not Costly

Have you ever seen a well detailed and realistic looking model railroad at a friend’s house, at a model train show or in a hobby shop and gone “Wow” that is amazing? After watching the smooth operation of multiple trains at once and listening to the story of how each area of the landscape was…

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Building Your Model Railroad Starts With Choosing a Track Plan

Building your model railroad starts with choosing a track plan. So, which model railroad track plan should you choose? There are a huge amount of different track plans and configurations to consider. And that applies to every different model train scale. The quickest way to choose a track plan is to look at how much…

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Bachmann Commander Train Set – Good or Bad?

Bachmann have made it very easy for anyone to get started with model railroading. For about $160 you can buy a great model train set which includes digital command control, something that was more than three times the price a short time ago. But is Bachmann providing enough quality to keep these beginners in the…

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00 Gauge Modern Image Layout March St Johns

Enjoy this video of a few pictures from Jon Batley’s 00 gauge modern image layout March St Johns, in his back bedroom. Click The Video To Play… Turn Up Your Speakers! Tell us what you thought of the video in the comments area below…

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