Model Train Inclines and Going Uphill

Every modeler out there loves the idea of putting an incline on their layouts. Bridges, viaducts, and hills are a few of the most challenging and fascinating formations to build. Nothing looks better than your locomotive pulling some cargo up a spiraling mountain. It also increases the level of difficulty of operating a layout with … Read more

3D Printed Model Trains

The impact and growth of 3D printing have spanned many industries, such as manufacturing, aviation, and health. It’s also become increasingly prevalent for your everyday DIY home hobbyists. Here we’re going to explore the endless possibilities for 3D printed model trains. What is 3D Printing? 3D printing or additive manufacturing is the process of creating … Read more

Model Train Shows and Displays

If you’re looking for a model train show, I’m sure you’re a fan already. Here, we are going to talk about model train displays and shows that every railroader should know about, or even try and visit in their lifetime. Miniatur Wunderland Train Display Miniatur Wunderland is known as the world’s most extensive model railway … Read more

Can model train tracks shock you?

Short answer at the top for those wondering; probably not! The locomotive body of model trains and the tracks that they go around on are generally manufactured out of plastic. However, for some intricate detailing and scale model accuracy, conductive metals like copper or brass are sometimes used. Stainless steel is sometimes used for sturdy … Read more