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

The Basics of Making Model Railways

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Venturing into the world of railway modeling is undoubtedly an exciting endeavor. It takes planning, creativity, and skills to build a train set, making it a fun and rewarding hobby. However, it can also be intimidating at times, especially at the initial stages that put most people off, thinking of the time … Read more

What are the Types of Gauges on Model Trains

model train toy

Whenever someone develops an interest in model railways, more often than not, they get fed with different information regarding the scale and gauge, leaving them utterly confused. That is why if you’re into model railways and you are also confused about gauges and scales, we are here to try and get some … Read more

Using Live Steam Powered Model Railroads

A hand-crafted, coal-fired, 1-8 scale 2-10-0 ‘live steam’ locomotive

Do you feel left out because you cannot stop going on and on about trains while no one seems interested? Well, welcome to the club! Being crazy about trains and opting to play with model trains as a hobby is not very common. A large chunk of the younger population mostly has … Read more

Preserved Narrow-Gauge Railway Sites

A locomotive running along the White Pass and Yukon Route in Canada.

The world of railways and trains has undergone so many intriguing and significant changes that no one could argue that railroads have not played a major part in the evolution of human cultures and societies all around the world. For some, the tracks that link so many points on our planet as … Read more

What is Narrow Gauge Railway Modeling?

An OOn3 model of Donegal

Railways have been an essential part of commute for as long as one can remember; it is easily accessible and a comfortable medium of transportation. People often appreciate the role railways play in their day to day life. Someone who travels through trains can easily observe and distinguish the different lengths of … Read more