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    Hello from Queensland, Australia!!

    Hi There!! My name is Cory and I have finally joined after some nagging from my partner in crime (Mitch AKA SunsetLimited) I am an avid train lover, and collect & model N Scale based around the mid to late 1950's midwest America. My railroads include AT&SF, N&W, UP, CB&Q & SP I currently am...
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    Really Novice Question--My apologies in Advance!

    Hi. I'm a dad that has absolutely NO model railroad experience. Last year, I bought my son a Marklin HO starter set for the holidays and he LOVED it. I'd like to take the next step of starting a bit of a collection with him as I think the hobby is great both for creativity and fun as well as...
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    Hello and help!

    Hello! I am a returning model railroader and I want to get started on my layout right away. My plan is for 1950's - 1960's MOPAC, and KATY from St. Louis to Clinton MO and St. Louis to Columbia, MO, in HO scale. The kicker is right now I have access to only a 13' x 9' room... Is...
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    The Savage Railroad

    Good Morning Everyone, My kids and I are building our dream layout in the basement of our 1912 home. We live next to the only known Bowman Truss Bridge in existence. The layout will be DCC with manual throws in addition to the DCC controlled turnouts. When done we should have a fully functing...
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    New to Model Railroading and the Forum

    Hi Folks, I'm 37 and have twin 7 year olds (boy and a girl). At first, for a few months at least, I plan to let them put it together in different layouts until they seem to settle on the layout they want. Then we can refine it. I didn't really buy this stuff for me since that wouldn't be...
  6. LDMartin1959

    Newbie: How to run a railroad...?

    The other night my wife and I stopped by a local RR club. They are apparently in a multi-generational construction project as they had no trains running and were working on their layout which is quite extensive and no where near completed. (I presume there are evenings that they do run trains...
  7. LDMartin1959

    "Newbie" Guidance Requested

    I am considering getting into scale railroading and would appreciate some guidance. I have what I suspect are extremely conflicting criteria but I don't know what is going to be of more significance amoung those. If I pursue this am debating between HO and N-gauge. As I see it, the pluses and...
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    Hi From A Newbie In Northern England

    Hi, Im new to model rail in general, so I thought this might be the best place to start. My current interest is building a very simple layout set somewhere in the midwest, probably in the 1950s. I was thinking about a very small fictional town in Iowa or Nebraska, served by the Rock Island...
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    NY state (not the city lol)

    Hi everyone. My story is, I bought an Athern engine when I was around 14. My Dad, hounded me on what a waste of money it was and I fell out of the desire for railroading. Almost 40 years later, whilst cleaning up my garage, I happened across that old engine. Now that I have three kids, 7,8,9...
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    I am new to Model railroading. I recently purchased a Ho 4x8 layout with ez-track and a Bachmann Trains Power Pack with Speed Controller. I tried my engine out on the track and it will only travel on the piece of track that the power connects directly to. I have 2 pieces of track that were... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.