We’ve put together a list of model train resources to help you learn more about this great hobby. The sections below cover books & guides, organizations & education, manufacturers, and a list of popular magazines.

Model Train Books & Guides

Model Train Club for Model Railroaders

Model Trains for Beginners

Model Train Layouts

DCC Model Trains

HO/OO Model Trains & Railroads

Model Train Help

Model Buildings for Model Trains

Model Railroad Construction


Organizations & Education

National Model Railroad Association

Model Railroad Trains

Model Railroading WikipediA

National Railroad Museum – Green Bay, WI

Trainfest: America’s Largest Operating Model Railroad Show

World’s Greatest Hobby


Model Train Manufacturers



Atlas Model Railroad Co., Inc.

Bachmann Trains

Digitrax Complete Train Control


InterMountain Railway Co

Kato Precision Railroad Models


Märklin, Inc

Micro-Trains Line

PIKO America

Wm. K Walthers

Woodland Scenics



Model Railroader Magazine

Trains Magazine

Garden Railways Magazine