Category: Model trains

Trains in Miniature

Buying Your First Model Train

Selecting the right model train can be a difficult task for the newcomer to the model-railroading hobby. There are so many trains out there, each in a different size. In this article, I am going to discuss a couple important…

What size is your scale model train

In 1891, Marklin, a toy company in Leipzig, Germany, became eternally connected to toy trains when they developed the standards for toy trains. Over a hundred and ten years have passed and toy train manufactures are still using Marklin’s standards…

HO Toy Trains – An Antique of Today

Collecting toy trains is referred to as the world’s greatest hobby; and for some, it isn’t just a hobby. It’s a passion and a way of life, perhaps beginning in childhood. Several toy train collectors started their hobby as children,…

Scale Model Train Layouts Developing Your First One

To develop your model train layout there are four major steps to take before you begin construction: 1: Select the size of your model train, that is the scale or gauge. Scales range from micro-sized Z scale for tiny layouts…

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…