Model Trains & Railroads Tips

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

So Like I Can Do Anything On My Own To Become A Model .I Cant Become One Now Because We Don’t Have Any Money For Agencies Or Schools . But When I’m Older I Can Cause My Granny Has An Account For Me WithMoney That She Been Added Since I Was Born , So I Get That When I’m 17 or 18 .But My Question Is , Do I Have To Go To A Modeling School To Become A PhotographModel , Not Fashion Runway Or TV    .. more …

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

ART “Patched Vision”: Fabric artist Abby Osborne’s exhibit will be on display from April 10 to April 25 at the Tombaugh Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano Drive. Her work combines multiple layers of patterns and symbols to achieve a sense of spirituality in her work. An open gallery event will start at 6:30 p.m. April 10 and Osborne will give a talk and demo. Gallery    .. more …

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I have 2 HO scale train sets a union pacific one and a santa fe one. they are made by athearn i believe. i have 2 switch tracks stupidly i bought both of them left so the turn to the same side. i also have about 33 curved tracks, and around 20 straight tracks (9″ in length) and i cant figure out what type of layout to make. i dont have DCC and that makes it harder. not only that but whenever i    .. more …

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

hi. my family is originally from philly and they are coming to spend christmas with us. my grandpa was a huge model railroad enthusiast and this year marks the 20th anniversary of his death. what i wanted to do since i have a model trainset was to create a philly-style theme this year. does anyone know a place where i could find septa ho scale trains? thanks. and btw, PHILLIES KICK ASS!!!!!!!!HO    .. more …

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

DO you remember those days of marble competitions at school when kids played ‘for keeps’, and that was perfectly acceptable or long, summer holidays of backyard cricket, possibly with a home-made cricket bat? DO you remember those days of marble competitions at school when kids played ‘for keeps’, and that was perfectly acceptable or long, summer holidays of backyard cricket, possibly with a    .. more …

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

I’m trying to find scale models of buildings kinda like those little cars you put together. I can’t find them at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Anyone know a reliable site? E-Bay and Amazon don’t have much either.”kinda like those little cars you put together”Just about all miniatures have a scale associated with them. What scale are YOU talking about??Model railroad stores carry buildings and scenery    .. more …

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

i want to buy a hornby oliver but he is discontinuedAre you talking about the model train/locomotive?http://www.ebay.com/itm/HORNBY-OLIVER-CROMWELL-4-6-2-LOCOMOTIVE-WITH-TENDER-TENDER-DRIVE-NEEDS-ATTENTION-/380455269303?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item5894e6b3b7Usually the best place is on Ebay or Amazon.com, even for old stuff, since it covers worldwide. The only one I see is that one    .. more …

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Hello. My nephew is about to turn 4, and loves trains. However, space is limited, which rules out a stationary toy that takes up a lot of space. Can anyone recommend a good train set which can quickly and easily be taken apart and put back together, preferably for under $75? Thank you.Bluidangel76, thanks. I’m glad your answer is knowledgeable and thorough, because it’s not looking like I’m going    .. more …

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Ok so we are learning how to do scale measure with ratios and all of that…My math teacher taught us to do this chart with scale factors.i just need advice on the scale factors. >.    .. more …

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

If you were to build a model train layout,would it be steam only?I personally don’t care for diesel locomotives.They don’t have all the neat sounds a steamer has.All you hear is a steady drone of a diesel engine.Steam,they have all kinds of chuffs,chugs.I love the sound of a steamer taking off.It starts slow,then as it builds steam,it gets faster.I love steamers,and my layout will only have steam    .. more …