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