Tips for Laying Track for a Model Train

Model railway building showing point motors and track

If you’re new to the hobby of model trains, one of the first things you’ll need to learn is how to lay track. Laying track for a model train is one of the most important things to know when it comes to building a model train. Without the track, you have nowhere … Read more

Ideas for Adding Greenery to your Model Train Layout

Freight train with historic-proof electric locomotive as a model

Having a model train layout is a lot of fun, but part of the enjoyment lies in bringing the whole scenery together. For many model train enthusiasts, having the scenery for the layout is just as important as a decent working condition of the train itself.  When model railroading was still in … Read more

Tips for Adding Music to Your Model Train Set

Model train

Model train sets are a hobby in which rail transport systems are modeled at a reduced scaled ratio. The scale models include locomotives, rolling stock, streetcars, tracks, and landscapes, including countryside, roads, bridges, buildings, harbors, vehicles, urban landscape, lights, and things like rivers, hills, tunnels, and canyons. Model trainsets nowadays have become … Read more

How Can I Take Great Pictures Of My Model Train Set?

Terminal station modeled on the East Texas Model Railroad Club HO-scale layout

Collecting trains and building railroads is a hobby followed by millions around the world. Although the process itself is exciting but taking great pictures of your accomplishment is another way of making yourself feel proud.  Since it takes time to collect trains and combine different parts to achieve a great model train … Read more

Tips for Model Railroading Within a Budget

Tips for Model Railroading Within a Budget

Model railroading is often deemed as a rich man’s hobby. With the rising cost of model railways, you might be discouraged from venturing into this fascinating pursuit. Yet, money never has to be a roadblock for you to enjoy model railroading. There are many solutions to make the hobby more economical. After … Read more

Caring for Your Model Train Set

a train toy

Keeping model trains is a fun hobby that a lot of people still enjoy. Its meticulous nature may often consider it as a rare hobby, but this feature is also how people enjoy the experience. Just like any other toy or machine, your model trains can also get untidy with the accumulation … Read more

Safety Tips To Introducing your Kid to Model Trains

model train set running under the Christmas tree

Looking for new hobbies for your kids can be a bit tricky. First, it must keep them busy, but not busy enough to not pay you attention. Second, it must keep them active but not to the extent of making so much mess to their space or wreck the house. Great hobbies … Read more

Which Model Train Size is the Best?

a single train piece

Model train collection, as a hobby, has grown throughout the years. The market now holds different sizes or scales of model trains for the collectors’ preference. Each model train size has its own pros and cons. For a beginner collector, choosing the right model train size is an important decision, and this … Read more

Are Model Trains a Rare and Dying Hobby?

A green model train

Our world’s technology advances at an incredibly fast pace. From the invention of personal computers up to the development of smartphones, it is no doubt technology serves an important role in our society today. Because of this, technology could be found in our everyday lives – when we go to work, school, … Read more

Model Railroads: Tips For Beginners

Model railway line

Are you thinking about building your very own model railroad, but you’re a little lost? Do not worry because newcomers in this hobby naturally have several questions about it. So for you not to waste your hard-earned money, we are here to give you some tips that you should know when making … Read more