Track Layout Ideas For Your Model Train

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For the model train enthusiast, purchasing the rolling stock is only the start of what will become an extensive, and possibly life changing project – maybe very costly, certainly very time consuming, but thoroughly enjoyable. The major part of establishing a model railroad project is the design and implementation of the layout – the diorama […]


The American Flyer Model Train

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Although The American Flyer model trains were at their peak of popularity between the 1940s and the 1960s, they actually had a long history before that, and their popularity seems to be on the increase again today. William Hafner, working as a toymaker in Chicago, developed a clockwork motor for use in toy cars in […]


An Introduction To Garden Railroads

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A popular trend in model railroading is using equipment and accessories that are rugged enough to stand up to the weather to build outdoor railroad layouts. The term “garden railroads” stems from the fact that these outdoor layouts are often integrated into a garden, with the garden providing part or all of the scenery and […]


S Scale Model Trains

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The S-scale, known also as the S-gauge, for model trains is designed on the ratio of 1:64 [that is, 3/16 inches = 1 foot] and fits between the popular HO and O model train scales. It met the demands for a scale which was larger than HO [which was considered too small by many model […]


Public Transport And Driving In Morocco

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Although Morocco seems a world away from our home countries, it is able to offer comparable travel options, largely due to the influence of former French rule. Railways The new train station at Tangier was built by the French and, true to French repute, it is remarkably efficient, perhaps even better than back home! Trains […]


Euro Travel

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If you’re going to Europe, and planning on traveling, rather than staying in the one place for the duration of your vacation, and you don’t want to spend a fortune, there’s two or three alternative ways that you can travel throughout the continent. The first option would be to take what you might call the […]


Safety On Public Transportation Overseas

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If a country has a pattern of tourists being targeted by criminals on public transport, that information is mentioned in the Country Specific Information in the section about crime. Taxis. Only take taxis clearly identified with official markings. Beware of unmarked cabs. Trains. Well-organized, systematic robbery of passengers on trains along popular tourists routes is […]


Model Train Scales

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When you get into model railroading, you quickly learn about model train scales. Every model train that is produced has a scale letter associated with it, such as: HO, O and so forth. The scale let’s you know how true to life it is and more importantly, the physical size of the train itself. The […]


Instructive Toys For Kids

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Were you aware that The Good Toy Guide suggests Brio Trains as 1 out of the 5 recommended educational toys for preschoolers? According to them a Brio Train is, “a train with interactive details that encourages children to master small movements and hand eye coordination. Controlling the train and constructing the tracks creates an awareness […]


Buying Your First Model Train

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Selecting the right model train can be a difficult task for the newcomer to the model-railroading hobby. There are so many trains out there, each in a different size. In this article, I am going to discuss a couple important things to know before buying your first model train. I know firsthand how that very […]


Hot Weather Affects The London Tube

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The soaring temperatures on the London Tube over the summer months have been a problem for some years now. A London Underground team has attempted to come up with some engineering solutions to the problem by creating a groundwater cooling system. The trial, which starts this summer, aims to make it cooler for passengers on […]


Rail Travel In Europe On A Luxury Travel Vacation

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One new popular way to explore Europe on luxury vacations is by rail. This travel trend is growing in leaps and bounds. With the emergence of the European Train Network, trains are becoming the preferred mode of travel. Often chosen over air travel, trains are a great option for those interested in seeing multiple cities […]


Tips For Train Travel In Europe

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Thinking about travelling around Europe via train? Many students, couples, and groups of friends choose train travel as their main method of getting around Europe, and for good reason. Train travel can be a very convenient, beneficial, and cost-effective method of traversing this wonderful continent. However, European train travel can get confusing, especially if you […]


Take The Next Train To Your Trip Or Vacation

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Train travel is one of the best ways of travel. You can have a great view of the countryside and they will take you from city to city. Many people use trains to go out for work every morning cramped inside the compartment and fighting to get themselves seated. Though such miserable situations arise, the […]


The Auto Blog Auto Parts Train S Venture Into The Growing Blogosphere

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Ever since the first blogs went online back in 1995, blogs have become one of the most popular means of communication and source of information. Auto Parts Train, the leading online retailer of high quality replacement and collision parts recognizes the growing importance of blogs. Thus, in response, the company has launched its venture into […]


Electronic Model Railroad Scenery Make Your Railroad Complete

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Anybody that has a model railroad will know just how exciting it can be to actually maintain it and use it. However, without one thing, the railroad would not be half as much fun! The scenery that is placed around the train tracks is often quite simply breathtaking, especially if it is highly detailed and […]


Discover Model Trains

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Model train manufacturers have done a great job of recreating life size trains as realistic models. And they’ve been doing it since the late 19th century when electric model trains first appeared. Take a moment to discover the magic of model trains. Germany is where it all began when Marklin introduced their full line of […]


Train Travel On Track For Safety

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To keep you on the road to safety, here are a few basic tips for motorists at rail crossings: • Expect a train at any time. Trains can run anytime of day or night, on any track, in any direction. • Don’t be fooled. The train is closer and faster than you think. It’s easy […]