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Model trains for beginners

“Model Trains For Beginners“ is a 100 page step-by-step guide that can be purchased here. Although its titled “Model Trains for Beginners” this book covers a wide variety of topics making it useful for not…

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Repainting a HO scale locomotive

If you have an old locomotive that is looking a bit worn down you should consider repainting it and returning it to its former glory. If it’s your first attempt at painting a locomotive…

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Building a G scale garden railroad

G scale is a scale often used in model railways because of it’s size and durability. Garden railroads allow you to combine two hobbies, gardening and model trains making them fun for people of…

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Photographing your model trains

Photos allow you to show of your layout and with modern digital cameras it’s easier than ever to take great looking photos. There a few things you can do to ensure you are taking…

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Model train maintenance tasks

These maintenance tasks should be performed to your model train layout on a regular basis to ensure your trains run without any problems and to protect them from damage. They shouldn’t take you to…

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Basic model railroader tool set

Working on model trains, structures and other model railroad equipment requires the use of some small specialised tools. When purchasing tools always buy the best quality you can afford, cheap tools tend to break…

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