You have learned some great ways to get started in the hobby of model railroading. We discussed the basics of selecting a train set, finding a suitable place to set up, and some of the tools and tips you’ll need to work on your models. Of course, we can’t possibly tell you everything you’d want to know on this site. The best way to learn about model railroading is to immerse yourself in the hobby and all it has to offer.
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How do you design a new track plan that goes beyond the oval? Where can you find materials to make your own buildings and bridges? How do you install electrical wiring to run more than one train at a time? Where can you learn and be inspired to build your dream layout? Check out some of these great how-to books from White River Productions! Or better yet, consider a subscription to Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine!
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