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Toy Trains – Paris 2009

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Toy Trains – Paris 2009

Image by Danny McL

Opening the Bachmann Cargo King train set! part1

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Created on March 26, 2011 using FlipShare.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Model_Railroad_0626

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Model_Railroad_0626
model railroads
Image by The_Super
Just some video around the layout.

If you were able to, would you shrink yourself?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Question by Whoze: If you were able to, would you shrink yourself?
If yes, tell me what height you would shrink down to and what you would do at that height. (For example, “I’d shrink to a height of 1 inch, and I’d ride on the top of a toy train”.) Be creative. Ten points today for Best Answer.

Best answer:

Answer by sjc191. Recovering Y/A addict.
eh…i’m happy being 6 ft 2

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HO MODEL RAILROAD TRAINS: Model trains for Beginners

Monday, May 30th, 2011

When the HO Scale Model Railroad Trains was first introduced in the United Kingdom during the 1930s, it didn’t quite have the reception that was hoped for, at the time. The HO Scale Model Railroad trains were unsuited for an already thriving English market of OO Scale Model Railroads; likewise it also proved unsuitable for modeling British model railroad trains. Suffice it to say, the introduction of the HO Scale Model Railroad to an already OO Scale Model dominated region, served only to realize the many incompatibilities the scale models have.

However the HO Scale Model Railroad Trains became very popular in the United States and in continental Europe. In these regions, especially in the United States, the interest of model railroading were still as toys until around 1950’s when model railroading interest took off in another direction, as a serious hobby. And though Lionel had already introduced the OO Scale Model, the HO Scale Model Railroad was more than well received.

Many enthusiasts see the HO Scale Model Railroad as the most balanced gauge, in the “middle of the road” category. It has small enough size to allow for elaborate railroad track layouts while still consuming reasonable space.  It is also less expensive than bigger scale modes yet, can accommodate enough detail for even the finest model, without becoming overly expensive. Lesser exacting manufacturing than smaller scale models means a generally cheaper item. Those who’d want details on their model railroad trains will be pleased to know that the HO Scale Model Railroad accommodates the best degree of detail respective of its size and value.  Succinctly, the HO Scale Model Railroad is the cheapest model railroad scale.

So prevalent was the demand for HO Scale Model Railroad Trains in the United States that even restricted manufacturers of other gauges began producing model railroads in the HO Scale Model –in order to stay afloat. American Flyer and Lionel Corporation, both OO exclusive manufacturers, began manufacturing trains in the HO Scale.

Currently, the HO Scale Model is the most established scale in model railroading, with the exception in Great Britain, where OO Scale is solidly established. The HO Scale Model Railroad Trains exists in Great Britain though, and resources for the scale can still be acquired in the UK. A society of HO Scale Model Railroad users even exists, known as the British 1:87 Scale Society, and caters to the needs of fellowmen wanting to get in on the model railroading scale mainstream.  The HO SCale Model Railroad Trains are perfect for beginners.

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Trains O Scale: Model Trains for Beginner

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European Parade in HO

Monday, May 30th, 2011

European Parade in HO
ho scale trains
Image by Mike Miley
European Parade in HO

N Scale Trains Simple Layout

Monday, May 30th, 2011

This is my N Scale layout I have no DCC my scenery is very basic and I have no timeline other than all my stuff is fallen flags mostly Great Northern.Does anyone know how to make atlas switches quiet so I don,t get the loud buzz click??,or is that nature of the beast??Ahh yes the particulars.The table is 3ftX7ftx6ft LI made it from what I call presentation board.It is 1/2 in thick foam board with a heavy paper backing and a paper/foil front and is extremely strong.Where to get it ??I don’t know I found it in a dumpster.This stuff is very rigid and holds track nails very tight making mind changing very easy. Well enjoy all cheers,jeers and suggestions accepted.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

I want DCC for my G-Scale garden layout, what should I do?

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Question by titanictrainsboats: I want DCC for my G-Scale garden layout, what should I do?
DC is all well and good, but from what I’ve read, the wiring for running multiple trains looks like a headache. I’m familiar with the practice of using DCC for HO layouts, but I can’t find much on DCC for garden railroading.

My questions are:

1. I’ve never used DCC before… Are there any books on the subject that’d teach me how to wire/set up DCC, in relatively simple methods/terms?

2.Are there any DCC systems suitable for G scale that are easy to use/set up, and where can I find them?

3.I’m wanting to convert a Keystone 2-6-2 over to DCC, are there any books/videos that’ll show me how?

Best answer:

Answer by Steven D
Contact either the manufacturer or, see these links:
http://www.trainweb.org/nrmrc/dcc/definitions.html
http://www.digitrax.com/decinstall.php
http://www.ndrr.com/rmr_faq/Layout/Digital-Command-Control.htm

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Toy trains at Olbrich Gardens

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Toy trains at Olbrich Gardens

Image by Ann Althouse

To Yahoo model railroaders (HO or any other scale)?

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Question by jimthecelt: To Yahoo model railroaders (HO or any other scale)?
I am building something I’ve wanted for over forty years: An HO-scale model railroad.
I’ve assembled the structures kits and the rolling stock and locos. Now, I am doing the hardest part: Painting the backdrop, which will be a small town, light industrial theme, 1900-present. Can anybody suggest a link or links to a good site showing photos or pictures which I can use or adapt to my proposed backdrop? Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by StevenQ
Can’t really think of anything but have you contacted a local railroad/hobby shop or even a club?

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