In most of the English speaking countries the HO model train layout is the most popular type of model train setup. Let’s take a more in-depth look at several aspects of the HO model train format. In this brief introduction we’ll cover the history of the HO format, the gauge of the format, the availability…

 

Model trains often become family heirlooms that are handed down from one generation to the next. This is a great family tradition due to the fact that each generation can add something new to the set or the layout. A model railroad is something a family can build and grow over many years. Sometimes family…

 
 

When learning about the exciting world of model trains, hearing terms like “scale” and “gauge” from model train enthusiasts is kind of intimidating. You might be thinking that building model trains and scenery is way out of your league. But, as your love of trains grows so will your understanding of the terms used within…

 

Although The American Flyer model trains were at their peak in popularity from the 1940’s to the 1960’s, they actually had a long history before that while their popularity seems to be on the rise again today. William Hafner, working as a toy maker in Chicago, developed a clockwork motor for toy cars and by…