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Track Layout Ideas for Your Model Train

For the model train enthusiast, purchasing the rolling stock is only the start of what will become an extensive, and possibly life changing project maybe very costly, certainly very time consuming, but thoroughly enjoyable. The major part of establishing a model railroad project is the design and implementation of the layout the diorama with scenery, structures and appropriate scale track for operating the trains. The size of the layout you can design, build and operate depends on the amount of room in which you have to set […]

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The Collectors Who Collect Classic Toy Trains

It has been said that collecting classic toy trains in the world’s greatest hobby. Many of today’s collectors received their first toy train set when they were young, often as a Christmas or birthday present. Collectors claim that the toy train set gave them an opportunity to imagine a whole new world, one that revolved around a steaming locomotive. When they become adults, the collectors of classic toy trains claim that working on their model’s layout is a way to relive stress and escape from the pressures […]

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Outdoor Toy Trains Bringing the Fun Outside

Toy trains are typically seen indoors in a variety of settings. The most popular display is around a Christmas tree, circling the perimeter around all the gifts. Some people choose to set up their own unique display for year-round viewing inside their home. But rarely will you find a toy train display outdoors; mainly due to the fear of damaging the toy train system. However, there are several toy trains and toy train systems that are meant just for outdoors, and you’re about to get a glimpse […]

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Collectible Trains

Children of all ages seem to enjoy playing with trains, but may adults do as well. They may not be playing with them though as much as they are collecting them. There are true train collectors and then there are those who want to simply make a fun hobby out of it. Many of them in either category or current railway workers or they have since retired from the profession. There are many great layouts you can create as a hobby for your train. With a flat […]

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Chugging Along Online – Tips for Buying Model Trains on the Internet

One of the best things about modern times is the ready availability of materials and supplies. Since the advent of the internet you don’t even have to travel to your local mall or distribution center to find that hard to come by toy or model, you can order it delivered right to your door! The only caveat to this plethora of supplies is that you don’t always know exactly what it is you are getting, without being able to see and handle an item before hand it’s […]

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The Ultimate Guide in Toy Train Collections

For some people, collecting toy trains isn’t just another hobby or interest; it’s a way of life. The concept of collecting toy trains has been around for centuries. Nearly everyone has some type of connection to toy trains, whether it is an annual display around the Christmas tree or a daily passion to find and collect unique individual pieces to add to their toy train system. People who collect toy trains are indeed special types of people who have a true connection to these miniature locomotives. Luckily, […]

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All About Standard Gauge Toy Trains

Collecting toy trains is a very popular hobby among many people. Some collect them because they are reminded of their childhood, or because they had one or two of these realistic toys passed down to them through the generations. Standard gauge toy trains are one of the most popular collectible toy trains. There are many replicas and styles to choose from, and some of these toy trains are quite hard to come by. If you’re new to collecting toy trains or are just looking for unique pieces […]

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Discover Model Trains

Model train manufacturers have done a great job of recreating life size trains as realistic models. And they’ve been doing it since the late 19th century when electric model trains first appeared. Take a moment to discover the magic of model trains. Germany is where it all began when Marklin introduced their full line of model trains back in 1891. Their first trains were based on earlier toy models and were available in three scales. They were made from tin and were very crude, but they were […]

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