Have you ever seen a well detailed and realistic looking model railroad at a friend’s house, at a model train show or in a hobby shop and gone “Wow” that is amazing?
After watching the smooth operation of multiple trains at once and listening to the story of how each area of the landscape was created, you’ve probably thought that building a model railroad would be the perfect hobby for you?
How great would it be to create your own little world right in your own home. A creative, working and operating masterpiece that you would be proud to show off to your friends and family.
You could create your model railroad with the help of your friends and family, or you can create the whole thing on your own, and then invite them around for a model train operating session.
Imagine being able to come home after a day at work and get away from it all by tinkering with your own model train layout in the back room or shed.
Building a model railroad allows you to explore various interests and skills. From railway history, to engineering, carpentry, electrical wiring, control systems, sound, lighting, painting, air-brushing, to creating structures, terrain and scenery using different materials.
This is what makes building a model railway such an exciting adventure. You become a jack of all trades as you work on your masterpiece.
There is no other hobby that will help you develop your skills in a multitude of areas like building a model railway.
I have learned a huge amount about building model railways in the last 20 years and I would love to provide you with all the information you need to build your own realistic model railroad.
I must warn you though, there are a few beginner mistakes that you need to avoid or your model railroad will become a very costly project.