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Build your first model railroad!

Ready to build a model railroad the entire family can enjoy? Starting with a basic train set you'll get step-by-step instructions needed to build a simple 40 x 60 inch family-friendly layout featuring Thomas the Tank Engine. WATCH PART 1!

Request free copies of these World's Greatest Hobby booklets and pamphlets for your next train show or event
The World's Greatest Hobby Organization will help you learn the basics of model railroading
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Learn how to build a solid foundation for your model train layout
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Members of the Model Railroader staff show you how to set up and operate ready-to-run model train sets.
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Get tips for choosing and installing track on your model train layout
learn the basics of model railroading
An introduction to basic model railroading terminology and concepts
Learn The Fundamentals with our FREE Basic Training E-Mail Series!

This series of six e-mails includes:

  • A clear explanation of scales and gauges
  • Tips And Techniques for Creating Realistic Scenery
  • The Basics Of Laying Track,Cutting Rails and installing Joiners


How to get started in HO or N scale.

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