Who was the First Creator of Model Trains?


Model trains have been around for many generations. From the most simple “iron horse” replicas in the 1800s to the more sophisticated railroad sets today, trains have remained on the wish lists of both the old and young. The fundamental idea of trains sees back much further in the past. First, the … Read more

Essential Tools for Model Railroading

A man using a power tool

Working on railway modeling is a great way to exercise our minds and relieve ourselves of stress and anxiety. It gives us a chance to boost our creativity, mainly because of the endless possibilities you can do with your model trains. If you are looking for the perfect hobby to spend time … Read more

Cleaning the Wheels of Your Model Trains

A train model

Model trains are indeed the perfect hobby to help you relieve stress and anxiety. In addition to this, it also helps you boost creativity, improve crafting skills, as well as make you more focused. Once you are finished with your model train, you can decide whether you should put it for display … Read more

Best Investments for Model Train Enthusiasts

Best Investments for Model Train Enthusiasts

Whether you’re doing railway modeling for pastime or taking it on a serious level, you need to invest in modeling tools to make the task easier and faster. However, there are many options available, making it challenging to choose which ones are essential for your project and worth spending your money on. … Read more

Introduction to Marklin Trains

Marklin Logo

Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH or simply known as Marklin, is a toy company that is based in Germany. Even if it originally began as a manufacturer that specialized in making dollhouse accessories, it became famous for making model railways as well as technical toys. In fact, in some parts of Sweden … Read more

What is Digital Command Control (DCC) For Model Trains?

A DCC decoder unit installed within a steam model locomotive unit.

The hobby of building and maintaining model train sets and whole model railway networks, like almost every other hobby people get invested in, can be quite simple or really complex depending on how much someone wishes to expand their projects. Model train networks can be as simple as a singular circular loop … Read more

Tips for Improving Ready Run Railroads

A well designed model railroad that includes a small town, multiple trains and tracks with realistic layouts, and a bit of countryside along with a body of water.

Not everyone in the world of model trains has the time or patience required to personally craft the perfect model train set from scratch. Its not like model boats where you go to your favorite scenic boating destination and enjoy the beauty and the fun.  And not every beginner has the confidence … Read more

What are the Different Model Train Scales and Gauges?

A ‘Grand Scale’ red locomotive model being used as an amusement ride.

Though model train sets can be as big or as small as you want, especially if you decide to the take the construction of the surrounding landscape upon yourself, there are generally some rules that are followed for the sizing and manufacturing of most model train sets on the market today. Any … Read more