model train display cases

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 more

Model Railroad Magazines and Forums

model train forums

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 more

Lionel Vs Bachmann

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 more

Model Train Track Radius and Arcs

train track radius

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 more

Our Guide to Athearn Trains

Athearn CSX1100

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 more

Our Guide to Bachmann Trains

Bachmann OO train

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 more