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Weathering Your Model Trains

Why should you weather your model trains? If you are just getting started with model trains, or you have been enjoying this hobby for a long time, there are many different things that you can do to make your model train layout look more realistic. You may have already spent a lot of time making […]

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7 Ways to Eliminate Model Train Derailments

Are you frustrated because your model trains derail from time to time? This was a major frustration for me. I would fix one section of the track and the next day the train would derail on another section. It frustrated me to the point of wanting to give the hobby away..! A smooth running model […]

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7 Costly Model Train Mistakes

I am about to reveal the top 7 model train mistakes almost all beginners make. I surveyed more than 5,000 readers and was astounded to hear how some of these mistakes had cost the beginners hundreds of dollars and hours of wasted time. Here they are… Mistake # 1 – Too much eagerness and too […]

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Which Model Train Scale Is Best?

A question I get constantly asked by people considering model trains as their new hobby is “Which model train scale (or gauge) is best?” This is a great question, but, let’s clear up a common mistake model train beginners tend to make… And that is to confuse scale and gauge. I’ll explain… Scale is the […]

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