Model Train Beginners Need This…

Model train beginners need clarity! Why do model railroaders need clarity? Because the model train opportunities are endless! You can build a layout in your basement, attic, shed, garage or garden. You can run steam or diesel locomotives. You can have multilevel railways with rivers, dams, mountains, snow… You get the idea! The opportunities are…

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About Atlas Model Trains

Atlas Model Trains did not originally start out as a model train company; it was a tool manufacturer. In 1924, Stephan Schaffan Sr. moved from Czechoslovak early in life and had begun the tool company in New Jersey. His son Stephan Jr. started working for him, and during this time Jr. graduated from the Essex…

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Why You Should Consider Bachmann Model Trains?

Bachmann Model Trains have been around for over 150 years, and is one of the largest makers of model trains. For the beginner, the Bachmann model trains are probably the easiest to work with. They have many different products, including tracks, the trains themselves as well as scenery. One of their best selling styles for…

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Why are N-gauge locomotives just as expensive as a full set?

I received this question from one of our readers and thought it would be a great topic of conversation. Here is the email… Hi Dan, We have not purchased anything yet. I do not know how much longer I can hold back my grandson. I have a simple question at this time. Why are “N”…

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Which Model Train Scale Is Best?

A question I always get asked by people considering model trains as their new hobby is: “Which model train scale (or gauge) is best?” First up… A common mistake for model train beginners, is to confuse scale and gauge. I’ll explain… Scale is the proportion of your model to the real thing. An example is…

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Model Train Videos

Top Gear’s James May presented a program about his Top Toys, and this is the segment on the number 1 toy – the trainset. We also get a glimpse of Pete Waterman’s O Gauge layout… Video not showing? Click here to tell us >> . A Sheboygan man builds his amazing dream in the basement.…

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Model Train News – 102

Hello all Model Train subscribers and welcome to another Model Train Club News. Please forward this newsletter to as many people as you like… If you think they will get value from it! You can share it on Facebook, Twitter and more by using the icons at the bottom of this newsletter. Club Conversations It…

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