A popular trend in model railroading is using equipment and accessories that are rugged enough to stand up to the weather to build outdoor railroad layouts. The term "garden railroads" stems from the ...
I received my first model train set when I was just 11 years old. It came at Christmas and was set up around the tree like a silver train track wreath. There were two engines (although if I remember c...
Model railroading and prototyping is a wonderful hobby that doesn't really require that anyone share in it with you - but the enjoyment of seeing others reactions to your special diorama or the abilit...
There is just something about collecting model trains. This hobby can be a fun way for kids both young and old to learn about collecting and taking care of their belongings. To get started look ...
If you are looking at starting out modelling trains, then have a look at DCC as a way of controlling your layout. DCC stands for Digital Command Control and is a much improved way of operating your la...
Over the past 100 years several methods of controlling electric model trains have developed.The first and simplest method was the use a simple variable transformer as introduced by Lionel in 1906 to ...
Although The American Flyer model trains were at their peak of popularity between the 1940s and the 1960s, they actually had a long history before that, and their popularity seems to be on the increa...
Research conducted by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission offers insights into child development and the types of play toys and games that are appropriate for kids at different levels of deve...
Model railroads can be play toys, but they can also be a lifelong hobby. Just as every occupation has its own specific terminology, so does every hobby. Model railroading is no different. Many of the ...
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