5 Great N Scale Layouts

5 Great N Scale Layouts We here at Model Trains for Beginners tend to focus on HO scale. Not only is that because I model in HO but HO is still the most popular scale among railroad modelers worldwide. That said, though, N scale is currently the fastest growing scale in popularity. That is due,…

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Which Model Railroad Track is Best?

Walthers Code 83 HO scale

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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5 Great Model Railroad Videos

5 Great Model Railroad Videos Sometimes, all it takes to inspire us to be creative is seeing someone else’s amazing work. For me, watching model train (and prototype train) videos on YouTube is one of my biggest inspirations. I’ll see something and think, “I need to model that,” or “That’s a great idea, I think…

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5 Trains from Pop Culture You Can Model

5 Trains from Pop Culture You Can Model Trains are very popular in pop culture fiction, whether movies, television shows, novels, comics, or even video games. For those of us that do model railroading, it’s easy to understand why trains hold such powerful, near-mythical, place in the minds of many. There’s something fun, magical, dangerous,…

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Prototype Profile: High-Speed Grain Shuttle-Loading Facilities

Prototype Profile: High-Speed Grain Shuttle-Loading Facilities Grain elevators along railroad tracks is a common sight in the Great Plains states and the Prairie Provinces, and some other places as well. But more and more, the old elevators stand silent guard over the surrounding town as they slowly crumble and decay. Today, many of the old…

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Carl Nordberg Interview: National N-Scale Convention, June 2016

Carl Nordberg Interview: National N-Scale Convention, June 2016 We here at Model Trains for Beginners want to bring you – our subscribers, our fans, our community – the best information we can. One way of doing this is by interviewing influential members of the model railroad community, giving you their thoughts on model railroading, the…

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Model Train Scales Explained

Model Train Scales Explained The pros and cons of the various model train scales and how to determine which one is right for you. If you’re considering building a model railroad, you may be looking to have model train scales explained. There are a few factors that will play a part in picking the right…

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Model Railroading as a Beginner in N-Scale

Thanks to Paul Scalisi for providing photos and information about his brand new N-scale model railroad. This is what Paul had to say about his N-scale model railroad… “This is the start of my N scale version of the Atlas HO Granite Gorge and Northern. I’m located in Venice Florida. It will be in DCC and the…

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