What Are Live Steam Models?

a black and white photo of two men sitting on a 1-8 Live Steam model

“Live steam” engines are the most realistic steam engine models. Live steam enthusiasts are skilled machinists who frequently construct their own detailed and intricate steam-powered trains. Live steam railroading is prominent enough to warrant its websites, magazines, and conventions, distinct from the larger world of model railroading. In the 1950s, filmmaker Walt … Read more

British Model Train Makers

A blue and gold model train

Do you love model trains? If so, you might be looking forward to knowing more about the different model train makers you can see in the market. Various model train makers offer different designs, unique features, and a lot of other specifications to choose from. British model trains are among the most … Read more

Using Natural Items for Model Railroad Scenery

Kiev Children's Railway. Museum

One of the most important things to make your model train set look realistic and impressive is to create a backdrop that is just as impressive as the train. One of the ways that you can achieve it is by using natural items. Most people go straight towards styrofoam and resin. However, … Read more

Buying a Model Train Set on a Budget

A model train track

Model trains, although super interesting, cost a lot of money. With each new release of a different model, the prices seem to get higher and higher. However, the more money you invest in these trains, the better their quality is. Therefore, you truly get what you pay for. This is not to … Read more

Finding Lionel Train Sets Today

a Lionel train set with many other products

In 1900, Lionel Trains were founded by Joshua Lionel Cowan. As a 114 years old legendary toy train manufacturer, Lionel Trains LLC produces ready-to-run train sets, train cars, locomotives, track and power, and accessories. Their high-quality products make the brand the first choice of toy train hobbyists, all around the world. Packed … Read more

Tips for Laying Track for a Model Train

Model railway building showing point motors and track

If you’re new to the hobby of model trains, one of the first things you’ll need to learn is how to lay track. Laying track for a model train is one of the most important things to know when it comes to building a model train. Without the track, you have nowhere … Read more