L Line Model Trains-The Popular Lego Model

If your looking for a model train which does not have a specific scale, and is more than unusual and definitely unique, you may want to spend a little time researching l line model trains. If your not familiar with this particular model train line, which would not surprise me at all, it is actually…

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Model Trains MTH-Mike’s Train House

When you ask any model train hobbyist when he was drawn to this amazing hobby the answer is frequently the same. Their introduction and interest developed during their childhood, and this is also the case when referring to Mike Wolf, who at the age of twelve began building and selling model trains for Williams Electric…

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Model Train Scale Explained

Model train scale can be somewhat confusing, and this can even be an issue for some experienced model railroaders. The confusion specifically relates to the difference between scale and gauge, and actually ends there, or so it should. In the past there were those model railroaders who thought that the two terms were interchangeable, which…

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Model Train Structures

There are certain elements that give a layout purpose, life, and the realistic touches which all model railroaders strive to achieve. They include the trains themselves, scenery, track work, and structures also play an equally important role as well in the construction of a model train layout. Structures or buildings, in one sense, communicate what…

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Scratchbuilding

With the commitment to model trains as a pastime in place, the hobbyist must then decide on two important issues which play a major role in the construction of a model train layout. The first decision involves the choice of an era or time period, and the second is of equal if not greater importance,…

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Digital Command Control

For most model railroaders the design and creation of their model railroad has been and is a rewarding and fulfilling experience.  One can safely say that “leaving no stone unturned” is the  mindset of the hobbyist when it comes to the detail of their layout, and yet far to many railroading enthusiast find that after…

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Building And Upgrading Freight Cars

Building And Upgrading Freight Cars In the past model railroaders who wanted a finely detailed rail or freight car had one option….they had to assemble a kit.  Fortunately, this situation has changed and today the model train enthusiast can find many high quality ready-to run freight cars on the market which are being made available…

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Althearn Model Trains-A History Of Excellence

Athearn model trains is a company that arrived on the model railroading scene in 1938 when its owner Irv Athearn began by selling model trains out of his parents home. His first sale was actually a highly detailed O scale model railroad layout which he managed to sell for the impressive sum of $10,000. With…

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Model Steam Trains

With the many types of rolling stock and locomotives to choose from in their various scales, model steam trains are certainly worth considering as an addition to your collection and to your layout. These trains are and can be an exact or near perfect replication of those trains which represent one of the more important…

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What You Should Know About Model Train Scale

Model Train Scale Explained Model train scale can be somewhat confusing, and this can even be an issue for some experienced model railroaders. The confusion specifically relates to the difference between scale and gauge, and actually ends there, or so it should. In the past there were those model railroaders who thought that the two…

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