Understanding Model Train Gauges

Railway modelling. Close-up about model train on the rail tracks.

If you are a model train enthusiast, then you know that there is more to running a train than just putting it on the track. You also need to be aware of the different gauges used in model trains, or else you may find yourself with a locomotive that doesn’t quite fit … Read more

Creating Landscapes for Model Trains

model railway shunting yard set on a desert landscape

Creating landscapes for model trains can be a fun and rewarding hobby. There are many different ways to approach this task, and the possibilities are endless. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the basics of creating landscapes for model trains. We’ll also provide some useful tips and advice on how … Read more

Finding a Place to Set Up a Model Train Permanently

Great model railway system with locomotives and trains and houses

When most people think about model trains, they imagine a child’s toy. However, for some people, model trains are a serious hobby. Model trains are among the best hobbies to relieve stress; that’s why a lot of people, mostly adults, still like building model trains. These enthusiasts often spend hours building and … Read more

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

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

Ideas for Adding Greenery to your Model Train Layout

Freight train with historic-proof electric locomotive as a model

Having a model train layout is a lot of fun, but part of the enjoyment lies in bringing the whole scenery together. For many model train enthusiasts, having the scenery for the layout is just as important as a decent working condition of the train itself. When model railroading was still in … Read more