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A Brief History Of Electric Train Sets

16th May 2012
In years gone by, not all model train sets were electric train sets. When toy trains first came into being, most of them were 'pull-push' toys. Others would run on a 'wind-up clock-work' type mechanism. After the invention of the battery, toy train manufa... Read >
Author: WaltMck1

The Top 10 Model Train Shops in Ohio

20th October 2009
For the past year I've been compiling a list of model train stores for my model railroading website. These shops all look like fantastic places to visit, but what are the most popular? Here is a list for the great state of Ohio. The most popular model ... Read >
Author: LarryTruett

Guide to Model Train Set Wheels - Plastic vs Metal

16th October 2009
A model train set can have either plastic or metal wheels. Understanding model train wheel-set construction is important when considering which type of wheels is best for you. A train wheel consists of a flange and a tread. The flange is the inside par... Read >
Author: Joe Kanooga

How to Fix Derailments of Electric Model Trains Toys

16th October 2009
Derailments of model trains toys can be a frustrating problem to figure out, especially if they happen in the same place, but not during every pass. In some cases, the derailment is a one-time event caused by dust or dirt on the track. Clean the area and ... Read >
Author: Joe Kanooga

Build a Model Train Table from Scratch

13th October 2009
The hobbyist can always build from scratch a model train table suitable to one's specification and preference with the available space at hand or in one's own garage or spare room. For instance, there are scale model train sets and kits made available ... Read >
Author: Leonard Wilson

Buying Dinky Toys

01st July 2009
Dinky toys have been a favorite of children since 1934 when Meccano Ltd. of Liverpool, England began to manufacture Meccano Dinky toys. Buy, strangely enough, dinky toys have become a favorite of adults around the world as well. Many people love to collec... Read >
Author: Lee MacRae
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