My Ten Favorite Songs About Trains and Railroading

My Ten Favorite Songs About Trains and Railroading It’s the holiday season and trains – both model and prototypical – are on the minds of many. Lately, I’ve blogged about Christmas-themed model train videos and prototypical holiday trains. While doing each, I listened to a lot of songs about trains and railroading, most well-known and…

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Prototype vs. Freelance Modeling

Prototype vs. Freelance Modeling When setting out to build a model railroad, many modelers first decide on what they want to focus on. The American Midwest in the 1950s? Modern Australian ore hauling railroads? Cold War-era Eastern Europe? Modern coal trains in the American West? But other than just an era and a location, most…

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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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