Learn the Interesting History of Thomas the Tank Engine

the prototype belonging to the LB&SCR E2 class in which the character ofThomas was based on

We all love the nostalgia and innocence of the 50s cartoons and beyond. Nevertheless, as we age, we can’t help but wonder what kind of shows we were really watching as kids. Back then, we never really cared about the stuff beyond the artistic display and comical turns of events in the show. Thanks … Read more

Tips for Taking Video of Your Model Train

Making videos of model trains is one of the most interesting hobbies

Collecting and building up model trains can be one of the best hobbies. With a vast history of the railroad, there can be plenty of models you can collect and add to your collection. In case you plan to show your collection on social media, it would be always better to do … Read more

What Tools Are Needed for Building Model Trains

A model train with landscapes

Railway modeling in Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and UK or model railroading in the US and Canada is a hobby where the train transport systems are modeled on a reduced scale. The scale models include the scale model of trains includes rolling stock, locomotives, signaling, tracks, streetcars, cranes. In landscapes, it includes … Read more

Tips for Painting Your Model Train

Paint Brushes

Model train enthusiasts are always in search of new models and spend a considerable amount of time painting to make them stand out. Back in the day, there was just one way of painting model trains and that was by using a brush, which was both time-consuming and hectic.  Today, you have … Read more

Using Portable Speakers to Add Sound to Your Model Train Sets

model train

Creating scale-appropriate sound effects is one of the best ways to liven up a model train layout. These can include not just the apparent noises of locomotives and railcars, such as horns, whistles, and braking, but also ambient sounds such as running water in a creek, city traffic, birds, or even a … Read more

Most Popular Train Movies

a railroad through the forest

In movies where the setting also takes center stage and plays a vital role in the plot, numerous movies have utilized the rails to tell a story. These countless integrations of trains and rails in movies had people pick up the interest in these fascinating automobiles. Some have collected model trains, tried doing their … Read more

The History of Model Trains

green mountains, red model train, tall pine trees, metal track

There is no denying that kids from different generations love model trains or toy trains. Receiving these is such a delight, especially during the Christmas season. When model trains were introduced to young children, their fascination with them continues to stay until growing up. For some children, model trains are a way to reminisce … Read more

Guide For First-Time Owners of Model Trains

a model train

Model trains have gained popularity in the role-play gaming industry. After all, people are typically enticed by games that give them the power and authority to build something, decide on things, and have their piece of the community. Model trains are indeed a great option to achieve this satisfaction, but experts say … Read more

Is Your Model Train Valuable?

A model train

Designing and building model trains are excellent ways to spend time with your family or even during your alone time. If you are a fan of trains and crafts, you might find model trains interesting. It is a hobby that many people find exciting, mainly because it helps a person focus, boost … Read more

Making a Model Railroad at Home

Making a Model Railroad at Home

You can’t be the only one who’s always awestruck whenever there’s a model railroad right before your eyes. Model railroads, along with model trains, are such an exciting view to gander at, especially when they start operating. The possibilities when it comes to creating a model railroad are endless. Think of a … Read more