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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Mattel ( MAT ) , the largest company in the toy industry, reported a sharp drop in sales and earnings during the second quarter. Shares were down 6% on Thursday. Its traditional toys — iconic brands like Barbie — aren’t resonating as much in the digital age. Sales fell for most of Mattel’s leading brands, including a 15% drop for Barbie. Fisher-Price, which makes toys for infants and    .. more …

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The trains, they are a’coming. In fact, they’re rolling around the bend in anticipation of the fourth annual Colorado Rail Fair that will pull into the Pueblo Union Depot Aug. 2-3. Railroad aficionados and curious citizens alike will be treated to the Pueblo Model Railroad Association’s largest display of operational model railroads, numerous vendors and real-life caboose rides provided by the    .. more …

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Roger and Nelly Hartmann share their awe-inspiring collection of model railroads and trains with visitors. They have traveled…Exhibits and programs for children and adults on Atlantic salmon and New Hampshire’s dynamic wildlife resources.The Barn Playhouse, founded in 1933, is a prominent summer-stock theater that provides nightly entertainment throughout the…Gunstock has everything from    .. more …

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

PLYMOUTH, Wis. (AP) – Twelve-year-old Andrew Gray loves trains – so much so that he and his family recently finished building a 250-foot railroad at their campsite at Plymouth Rock Camping Resort.Julie Gray and her husband Bill, of McHenry, Illinois, designed the project as a type of therapy for their son, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s when he was 8 years old.According to the Austism Society    .. more …

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

CROFTON, MD –(Marketwired – June 09, 2014) – InRoad Toys announced today the arrival of its new PlayTape Classic Rail Series, removable tape designed to look like railroad tracks. PlayTape Classic Rail Series complements the original and multiple award-winning Classic Road Series that the company released in February this year.”Playing with toy trains and pretending to be a train engineer is a    .. more …

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

LOS ANGEL ES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / July 7, 2014 / Modelbuildings.org, a website that features over five dozen downloadable model railroad buildings , has just announced that they are now offering a free giveaway of the popular little General Store model. Model railroads enthusiasts can visit the site at any time and quickly and easily download the realistic-looking little building that will look    .. more …

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

3:22pm Monday 2nd June 2014 in News THE annual Alresford Festival of Toy Trains returns to Perins Community School on June14 from 11am until 5pm. The show, now in its 22nd year, helps raise money    .. more …

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

I have been wanting to put a track around the top of my walls for a while know and i started laying the track (ecept the corners) and i was wondering what size would be good for a big boy 4-8-8-4 system, like what scale/guage. i have been looking at some and the N scale seem pretty good since it is only like 12″ long, 18″ with tender. so could someone help me. plus who should i buy fromand by track i mean the wood shelf that would go along the top of the wall. and if you would have to pick what would be a good scale

I think you have your scales a little mixed up. Ho scale with tender would be about 12″ and N scale would be about 4″ with tender.We have a layout at one of the shops using a Lionel O guage and the track runs in two rooms around the tops of the wall.It was supposed to be a week long job and instead turned out to be a real nightmare. Cost 10x’s more then expected and took over a month. Looks neat, but I’d never do it again. The bigger the scale the better. Steer clear of N and HO. Go with a G scale or the older Lionel O. Stay away from those cheap new Lionel’s.

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

I have been wanting to put a track around the top of my walls for a while know and i started laying the track (ecept the corners) and i was wondering what size would be good for a big boy 4-8-8-4 system, like what scale/guage. i have been looking at some and the N scale seem pretty good since it is only like 12″ long, 18″ with tender. so could someone help me. plus who should i buy fromand by track i mean the wood shelf that would go along the top of the wall. and if you would have to pick what would be a good scale

I think you have your scales a little mixed up. Ho scale with tender would be about 12″ and N scale would be about 4″ with tender.We have a layout at one of the shops using a Lionel O guage and the track runs in two rooms around the tops of the wall.It was supposed to be a week long job and instead turned out to be a real nightmare. Cost 10x’s more then expected and took over a month. Looks neat, but I’d never do it again. The bigger the scale the better. Steer clear of N and HO. Go with a G scale or the older Lionel O. Stay away from those cheap new Lionel’s.

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

im trying to compare prices between scales and I was wondering if N scale or even Z is the same quality as HO

They may be the same quality but since HO is the most popular scale there will be more of everything.More trains, more accessories, more information and the prices will probably be better too.

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