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The realistic layout backdrops on RailroadBackdrops.com are photographed and edited by model railroaders for model railroaders. These are the most durable model railroad backdrops with the biggest selection on the market. Purchase your very own backdrop, visit RailroadBackdrops.com.
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Add some vintage authenticity to your model train layout with Mini Metals. Mini Metals has something for every location in a mid-20th century scene, with its latest release featuring a wide variety of vehicles and accessories for you to choose from. Purchase some great additions to your layout here!
ScaleTrains
The Operator HO Tier 4 GEVo with DCC & Sound by Scale Trains comes fully assembled and decorated for six of today's most popular railroads. With all-wheel drive for maximum pulling power, it can handle more than 50 cars. Purchase your very own here, or visit Scale Trains' website for more great products!
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Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with the Nevada Northern Railway's "Be The Engineer" experience. You can be the engineer of a century old steam locomotive, or take it to the next level by actually operating a freight train on the mainline. Check out all the options available here, or visit their website for more great information!
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The Daylight Locomotive Jacket from Daylight Sales features high quality embroidery with 150,000 stitches. With a durable, water resistant nylon outer shell, this jacket will keep you warm and dry! Purchase your very own Daylight Locomotive Jacket here, or visit Daylight Sales' website to find more great products!
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The Mount Washington Cog Railway is the World's First Mountain-Climbing Cog Railway train located in scenic Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Enjoy a narrated journey to the summit of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. Visit their website to schedule your trip, check out their gift shop, and much more!
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The Brother International ScanNCut2 machine is a standalone hobby electronic cutting machine - no computer or software necessary! Take your hobby to the next level by purchasing your very own here today!
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"All aboard!" The Christmas Express LionChief Set from Eastside Trains. With realistic puffing smoke, full sounds, and Bluetooth capability, this is the perfect train set for around your Christmas tree. Purchase your very own set here, or visit Eastside Trains website for more great products!
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Lionel's O Gauge Boys Freight Set from SideTrack Hobbies is a delightful toy train steeped in the nostalgia of the 1930s and 1950s. Purchase your very own set here, or visit SideTrack Hobbies' website for more great gift ideas!
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The Lionel Polar Express Train from TrainWorld is beautiful to watch going around your Christmas tree, and has a very easy setup. Create memories that will last a lifetime, with the most popular train in the world. Purchase your very own Lionel Polar Express Train here, or visit TrainWorld's website for more great products!
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The Strike Force HO Train Set from Bachmann Trains comes complete with a diesel locomotive with headlight, flat cars with a camouflage missile and crates, caboose, and much more! Get your hands on your very own set here, or visit Bachmann's website for more great gift ideas!

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