Are Model Trains Beneficial for Younger Children?

A model train set inside a room

There’s plenty of debate regarding whether or not model trains are beneficial to young children. Some people believe that they help teach kids about the physics of movement, while others think that they can be dangerous if kids are left unsupervised. In this blog post, we will explore both sides of the … Read more

Who was Robert Fulton?

Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton is an American artist, engineer, and inventor who transformed the transportation and travel industries and thereby speed up the Industrial Revolution. Fulton was born on a small farm in Pennsylvania on November 14, 1765, to an Irish immigrant who was also named Robert and his wife Mary Smith of Oxford … Read more

What are Carpet Railways?

Hemmens’ Dribbler

For over a century, model railway toys have fascinated many kids. Some of them never outgrew their fascination with model railways and they turned into lifetime collectors. Even with the existence of more high-tech toys nowadays, toy trains continue to attract new enthusiasts who are willing to spend not just cash but … Read more

How Big is the Hobby Industry?

the Hobby Industry

Whether it’s building train and plane models, taking outdoors adventures, learning a new skill, expanding your knowledge, doing something artistic or musical, or engaging in sports, having a hobby serves as an excellent way to maximize your spare time and break away from your daily routine, Not to mention the amazing benefits … Read more

Learn about the Fascinating History of Stevens Model Dockyard

Stevens Model Dockyard steam engine

The Stevens Model Dockyard was a company that produced mechanical and scientific novelties, founded by William Stevens located in Aldgate, London in 1843. The company issued its final catalog in 1927/28 and the business closed after more than 80 years in production. Although the Stevens Model Dockyard is probably best known for … Read more

Where are the Best Heritage Railways in the World?

Where are the Best Heritage Railways in the World

Railroads’ advent in the early 19th century massively changed the entire world by providing a safer and faster mode of travel, altering the human perception of time and space, enabling commerce on a vast scale, connecting societies and cultures, and allowing people to see the innate beauty of the world in a … Read more