Planning A Model Train Layout (Part Four)

Drawing Turnouts That Are Accurate Another challenge which you’ll face when drawing your track plans is in making sure that you leave adequate space for turnouts.  A relatively easy solution to this problem is to purchase a few samples and then make a measuring guide with your samples.  As with curves, creating a template to…

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Planning a Model Train Layout (Part Three)

In the last part of this article I wrote about the importance of creating a plan for your railroad before you begin its actual construction.  I also, talked about selecting a space which is suitable for your model train layout, and after doing so, taking exact measurements that should be set to paper in scale…

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Planning A Model Train Layout (Part Two)

As previously discussed in part one, it is essential that you develop a well thought out plan before beginning the actual construction of your model train layout.  Continuing the discussion of where to put your layout, you will also have to consider exactly how large the area is that you’ve selected, and if there are…

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Planning A Model Train Layout

By now you should have arrived at the point where you would actually like to invest the time to plan a model train layout we can feel confident that model railroading is for you, and you’ve made a great choice for a hobby.  Certainly this is a hobby that you can share with your friends…

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Model Train Layout Designs (Part One)

If you were to interpret the phrase model train layout designs literally, one would think that this subject pertains specifically to design, arrangement, and placement of your model railroad tracks. However, there actually is a great deal more to this subject than track design, and much is determined prior to ever laying one piece of…

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Model Train Layout Designs (Part Two)

Creating and Designing Your Track Work Plans Given that you would not start the construction of a new home without hiring an architect to create plans for your future home, the same approach should apply for building  your model railroad.  In fact, this is an absolute must to avoid unwanted or unforeseen problems which can…

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Walthers Model Trains

The story behind Walthers model trains isn’t necessarily an unusual one, but rather typical of anyone who has become fascinated with model trains as a child.  The difference here is that Wm. K. Walthers took his interest in model railroading to a much higher level than most of us would consider doing. You see, as…

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The HO Model Scale Train Is The Model Railroaders Scale Of Choice

In spite of the financial difficulty of the time period, which was during what was referred to as the “Great Depression,” people retained their hope that things would improve. One activity that relieved some of the worry and stress for some people during these troubling times was through maintaining or developing an interest in a…

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Marklin Model Trains

Whether your new or an experienced model railroader, deciding on which manufacturer to purchase your supplies and trains from can be somewhat challenging because there are so many to choose from. One of the better companies to buy from is Marklin Model Trains. They are renown for their authenticity and fine attention to detail. If…

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Life Like Model Trains-A Brief Overview

Being new with anything can present a multitude of challenges that may at first seem overwhelming, and will almost always present moments of frustration as you try to acquaint yourself with new and uncharted territories. The hobby of model railroading is not an exception, because it requires that you learn an entirely new language which…

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