If you are very passionate about model trains, chances are you’ve always thought about building your own! Heck, maybe you already have. The N scale is very popular, but for a lot of people, the lack of space pushes them to even smaller scales. And that’s where the Z scale train sets come into play. … Read moreEverything to know about Z scale trains
Hon30 model trains are kind of a niche hobby even within the already niche hobby of model trains. The HOn30 gauge is widely known as the modelling of HO scale trains on narrower N gauge tracks. The ratio used in traditional HO trains is 1:87, which means you have a lot of lee-way to make … Read moreWhat to know about Hon30 Model Trains!
Model trains are known for the fact that they can fetch a pretty penny, both new models and old alike! New model trains can run you anywhere from $50 right up to $1000 depending on what you’re willing to spend. Old model trains, or ones that have history attached to them, can set you back … Read morethe Most valuable model trains in the world!
What are you meant to do with all your model trains that aren’t being used? Put them on display of course! Nothing would be worse than spending a ton of money on model trains, and your layout, only to not appreciate them or have them on show. Even when you’re done using them on your … Read moremodel train display cases
While we’re doing our absolute best to provide great information regarding the hobby of model trains, there are a number of great magazines and forums out there already, that have been around for some time. The magazines are great for some of the latest up-to-date news and the forums are perfect for questions when you … Read moreModel Railroad Magazines and Forums
When trying to decide on an electric model train there are a lot of options out there! Two of the oldest and most established brands are Lionel vs Bachmann. These two brands have been making hobby model trains for around 100 years. The competition between the two has risen them both up to be the … Read moreLionel Vs Bachmann
So you’re working on your model train layout and want to make a full circle, or even a part of a circle to make ovals or smooth turns in your track, but don’t know how much track you’ll need? Read on! The Difference Between Radius and Arc Okay, first things first, lets get some definitions … Read moreModel Train Track Radius and Arcs
What are Athearn Trains? Athearn is a model train manufacturer owned by Horizon Hobby based out of Illinois, USA. They first started in 1938, when Irvin Athearn built an O scale model railroad layout in his parents house, and then decided to sell it. These days, they specialize in HO and N scale model trains, … Read moreOur Guide to Athearn Trains
What are Bachmann Trains? Bachmann trains are currently one of the largest manufacturers of model trains in the world. They’re currently a Chinese owned company but were first founded in Philadelphia in 1833. From 1833 right through until 1966, they were manufacturers of a variety of different products; originally vanity products made from ivory and … Read moreOur Guide to Bachmann Trains
What are Lionel Trains? Lionel Model Trains are a staple in the model train community. In fact, they were one of the first companies to ever make model toy trains, and have been in business since the early 1900s. They’re one of the oldest brands of toy trains in the world, and are so prolific … Read moreWhat to know About Lionel Trains