Monthly Archives: March 2011

Collectors and Tyco Model Trains – Looking For the Next Great Find

The lure of trains remains constant, and Tyco model trains are one way to feed the passion that many people feel for trains. Train collecting is a great hobby and Tyco model trains are one of the more popular brands … Continue reading

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Tiny Wonders: N Scale Model Trains

N scale model trains are the second smallest scale of model trains. The smallest is the Z scale which is scaled at 1:220 and runs on a 6.5 mm track. The N scale model trains are known for their compact … Continue reading

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Starting Simple: Model Train Sets

Model train sets are perfect if you’re looking to start collecting model trains but don’t know where to start or aren’t confident about building your own trains. Most model train sets are relatively affordable in price and give you (or … Continue reading

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Styles Of Model Train Scenery

No matter what kind of layout you have, model train scenery will bring life to your train set. Watching the train go around in circles by itself gets boring pretty quickly. Once you take the time to add things around … Continue reading

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Model Train Layouts – Not Just Trains And Tracks

If you’ve ever wanted to build your own town with flashing lights, cars, and a railroad station, then building model train layouts is the perfect hobby for you. Not only do you get to build your own town, but you’ll … Continue reading

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Fun, Unique Extras: Model Train Accessories

Model train accessories can make the difference between a collection of toys and a realistic scene from railroading history. Well-planned and placed accessories can make your sets and layouts stand out from the crowd. A train set alone on the … Continue reading

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Recreating The Glory Of Steam: Live Steam Model Trains

Live steam model trains are fascinating; they recreate the glory which was steam power. They are usually built from scratch by enthusiasts who are in love with railroads and old steam power. Live steam model trains aren’t just models; they’re … Continue reading

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Lionel Model Trains Are A Lasting Part Of American History

Lionel model trains represented an American icon of the early 1900’s: the train. During the first quarter of the 20th century, trains were the example of American sophistication and technology. In 1900, Joshua Lionel Cowen began a company that would … Continue reading

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The Most Popular Scale: HO Model Trains

HO model trains are probably the most popular and common gauge of model trains. If you’re an adult, they’re probably the trains you owned as a kid and if you’re a kid, they’re probably the trains you own now. More … Continue reading

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Finding Value: Discount Model Trains

Discount model trains offer hobbyists a cheaper alternative to expensive sets. Model trains can be an expensive hobby; top-end sets can cost over a thousand dollars. Many people can’t afford these sets but still want quality models to add to … Continue reading

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