I Love Model Trains

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 92 People

    The Log Truck Driver

    When I was living in Washington, we had a neighbor with an HO Scale model railroad in his two car garage.  He was a very talented modeler.  This inspired me to start my own layout.  It was fun to work on the landscape, the cars, the engines, etc... I learned...
    benshaman benshaman
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 14, 2009

    My Birthday Train

    this year for my birthday I bought a new model train. It is the Durango / Silverton express and it is sooooo cool. I would like to ride the actual train in Colorado.
    lonelydude lonelydude
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Dec 24, 2007

    My Son's Excitement

    I am building (and have been for a while) a fairly good-sized HO scale layout in our basement.  Recently my son has gotten into trains and we decided to take him to the upcoming model train show. I can see him sitting there while he's watching TV, looking like he's...
    glasgif glasgif
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2010

    My Model Layout

    My model layout is a ho scale layout on a 4x8 foot layout. It is a fictional operation based in South Chicago,Illinois on a Norfolk Southern branch called the South Chicago and Southern Industrial Track which runs in between NS Chicago line Cp509 and NS Chicago District Cp...
    Thunderwolf1997 Thunderwolf1997
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

    I have a model train expo coming up

    if you want info about it email me at mattdombkowski@aol.com
    Mattdomb Mattdomb
    18-21
    May 3, 2015

    Trains, Train Oh Those Wonderful Little Trains.

    And what a state to be a train fan! Pennsylvania is full of trains, the real thing, toys and scale models! Living in the city of Lancaster, I'm not far from a Norfolk Southern yard, the Strasburg tourist railroad and of course the Railroad Museum of PA! I'm originally from...
    darkarts101 darkarts101
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2012

    I love my model trains .

    .. I have a blue Midland Pullman .. Still in its original box.. Wow rarer than legs on the push me pull you ... It's a prototype intercity and was completely scrapped . Only models exist :) sad ... It's a triang Hornby..it's museum standard .. Mine all mine .. :)
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014

    The Little Kid With Thomas The Tank Engine...

    I once was a little kid. All spread out on the floor with wooden piece's of track and millions upon millions of Thomas & Friends wooden rolling stock. I would build scale mile long tracks with switch's and yard's, station's and crossing's. My parents would watch in awe as I tore...
    BTCRAIL101FILMS BTCRAIL101FILMS
    13-15, M
    Dec 12, 2011

    Don't Wait - Build That Layout

    I was thinking last night as I tossed and turned about what I learned from my various train layouts. My first layout was an oval of O-27 for my Marx freight train. I was too young to realize what i could have learned from this one. In 1954, while I was a high school...
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy
    70+, M
    5 Responses Jul 24, 2010

    A modal of the intercity 125 .

    In original colours for western region mid 1970's . The door opens and the lights shine ! :)
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    Jul 2, 2015

    My model railroad club is hosting a model train

    expo called the brevard train expo at the Melbourne auditorium in Melbourne Florida on May 16 2015 5 dollar admission 12 and under free Boy Scouts in uniform free 9 am to 2 pm
    Mattdomb Mattdomb
    18-21
    Mar 18, 2015

    Old Hobby Shop Went Out Of Business

    A friend of the family owned a hobby shop back in the 60's, it went out of business but he kept his inventory. When he passed my mother gave me all the hobby shop stuff. I know that it is HO-Scale but I don't know how to properly identify everything. I've had all the train...
    Rabigale Rabigale
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2013

    i bought 3 HO scale track pieces from

    hobbytown USA!!(2 9" straight & 1 18" right curve) and i will buy more in the future!!! because im also trying to extend my ho scale layout...
    jakecorvin jakecorvin
    18-21
    Oct 10, 2015

    NYC Traction Fan

    I grew up in Brooklyn and rode the subway every time I had to go into the city (IE: Manhattan). I also took the D train on the Culver EL to Jr. High. I always wanted to build a model of the subway (how can you model an underground rail road?) and I eventually did build a scale...
    TetsuwanAtom TetsuwanAtom
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2012

    I love any models of the past n present subway

    car of the n.y.c. Subway system
    howard1945 howard1945
    56-60, M
    1 Response Dec 16, 2014

    The Little Kid With Thomas The Tank Engine...

    I once was a little kid. All spread out on the floor with wooden piece's of track and millions upon millions of Thomas & Friends wooden rolling stock. I would build scale mile long tracks with switch's and yard's, station's and crossing's. My parents would watch in awe as I tore...
    BTCRAIL101FILMS BTCRAIL101FILMS
    13-15, M
    1 Response Dec 12, 2011

    Trains Forever!

    Probably first sound I heard when I came into world was that of Erie Railroad Alco Switcher, we lived close to the tracks. I had an outdoor amusement type of setup--a handcar around a loop of track that I could ride on. First layout was a Lionel. First job I had was assembling...
    paddytram paddytram
    56-60, M
    6 Responses Apr 18, 2010

    Oo Railway

    I love model railways I have a layout in my loft it goes all the way round my loft.I keep adding on things like point motor as i have the money. I have made my own signals and i love making model.and landscapeing. I like Br diesel locos my favorite is th class 47 loco.I also have...
    mallard1964 mallard1964
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 26, 2012

    Love The Little Trains And Always Will

    In the last couple months I sold my collection, most of it, I had a reason, I needed cash to move out while I began the process of leaving one job towards getting another. My most valuable, in cash terms, possessions has been my train models and though I loved them, I really...
    darkarts101 darkarts101
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 16, 2012

    Train Show

    So recently we went to a model train show.  It was great and if you ever get a chance to go, you need to. There were several layouts set up there, everything from the N scale modular groups to G-scale and evern one that the kids could ride that was pedal powered. ...
    glasgif glasgif
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 7, 2010
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