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5 Reasons Why Your Family Should Start a Model Railroad

5 Reasons Why Your Family Should Start a Model Railroad

Building a model railroad alone can be a lot of work, so why not let your family help? Working together on a train layout requires lots of communication and teamwork, plus it offers parents opportunities to teach kids about patience and hard work. Check out these five reasons why your family should start a model railroad.Be Creative TogetherOne of the most fun things about model trains is that there’s no limit to your creativity. Kids love putting their personal stamp on everything, and there’s …
3rd Oct 2022 Steven Atwell
The Differences Between N Scale and Z Scale Model Trains

The Differences Between N Scale and Z Scale Model Trains

Whether you’re just getting started in model trains or you’ve been a hobbyist for years, it can be difficult switching to a new scale. Many people immediately notice that scales take up different amounts of space, but there are also other considerations. Discover the differences between N scale and Z scale model trains below.What Is Scale?In case you’re still unsure what scale means, here’s a good way to remember it. Scale is the size ratio between a real train car and a model, measured from end …
23rd Sep 2022 Steven Atwell
A Quick Guide to Maintaining Your Model Railroad

A Quick Guide to Maintaining Your Model Railroad

Building a model railroad is a long process but one where the journey is part of the fun. However, there’s nothing more disappointing than building an amazing layout only to run into connection problems. Follow this quick guide to maintaining your model railroad to keep your trains running smoothly.Keep Your Tracks CleanMost of the time, when you have a connection problem on your track, your track or your train’s wheels are dirty. To clean the track, you need a device called a “track eraser” tha …
22nd Sep 2022 Steven Atwell
How To Choose the Best Model Railroad Set

How To Choose the Best Model Railroad Set

One of the best parts about model railroading is that there are so many ways to personalize your experience with the hobby. However, all those choices between train lines, scales, gauges, historical periods, and power systems can be daunting for newcomers. Thankfully, there’s an easier way to get started with model railroading: the model train set. Learn why sets are such a great deal for starting out in the hobby and how to choose the best model railroad set.Why Start With a Train Set?When you’ …
22nd Sep 2022 Steven Atwell
Everything You Should Know About N Scale Model Trains

Everything You Should Know About N Scale Model Trains

If you’re new to model trains, you’ve probably heard the terms “gauge” and “scale” without knowing precisely what they mean. Essentially, both terms refer to the different sizes of trains and tracks, though they measure different parts. Here’s everything you should know about N scale model trains, which are one of the world’s most popular scales.Measuring Model TrainsThere are two ways of measuring the size of your model trains: measuring the size ratio between the model and the real train or me …
12th Sep 2022 Steven Atwell

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