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Why Your Model Railroad Needs a Classification Yard

Why Your Model Railroad Needs a Classification Yard

In the real world, classification yards are the heart of any train yard. They’re crucial for reorganizing trains into new blocks depending on their destination and purpose. Some arrival and departure depots are combined with the classification yards to create a central location for their trains. So, to make an accurate model railroad, shouldn’t your own design have a similar area? Here’s why your model railroad needs a classification yard. AuthenticityFirst and foremost, many hobbyists strive to …
8th Jun 2022 Stephen Atwell
Everything You Need To Know About Model Railroads

Everything You Need To Know About Model Railroads

Many people view model railroads as a big investment and incredibly niche. They believe this hobby is reserved for the old and retired. However, this isn’t the case, and model train hobbyists are eager to welcome anyone interested in joining them in their passion. If you’re interested in model trains but don’t know where to start, here’s everything you need to know about model railroads. Understanding Scale and Gauge Before you do anything, it’s important to understand the scales an …
7th Jun 2022 Stephen Atwell
N Scale vs. HO Scale Model Trains: What’s the Difference?

N Scale vs. HO Scale Model Trains: What’s the Difference?

The two most popular scales for model trains worldwide are HO scale and N scale. To those unfamiliar with the two, HO scale and N scale locomotives may look the same because they’re both small and practical for table-sized layouts. To help you better understand, here is the difference between N scale versus HO scale model trains.Cost DifferencesThe foremost difference on your mind is likely how the cost differs between N and HO scale models. Getting started with either model is generally inexpen …
16th May 2022 Stephen Atwell
The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal

The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal

By Ingfbruno; cropped by Beyond My Ken (talk) 07:31, 18 October 2013 (UTC) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2...The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal has a rich history, not only in architecture but also in the history of immigration and the American dream. The terminal was built in 1889, and from 1892 through 1954, this terminal evoked feelings of hope and a new beginning, alongside the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to the many Europeans a …
6th Apr 2022 Lisa Hall
Model Train Scales: What they Mean

Model Train Scales: What they Mean

When building a train layout one of the first decisions you will need to make is what size layout you want to build.Model trains are classified according to both scale and gauge. “Scale” describes the size of a miniature in proportion to the size of the prototype (actual train). “Gauge” refers to the distance between the rails of the track.Model trains come in a variety of scales, from those you might see outside in a garden, to ones you might see setup on a coffee table. The ratios used are lis …
25th Mar 2022

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