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How do I start a model Train Set?

I would like to start a model train set. I would like to know where i can start and where i can find trains/layout/tracks and general costs. I would prefer the smaller ones to the bigger ones, but i would like information on both

You can pick up copies of Model Railroader magazine or Railroad Model Craftsman magazine at the bookstore. Read these for a little while to get some ideas about the hobby. There are also lots of ads for motive power (engines), rolling stock (cars), track, structures, and scenery, so you will get a good idea of costs.

There are also layout ideas, construction tips, and historical pieces for reference.

It is a great hobby, because it has so many facets.

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Limited Edition Train Pack The Caledonian R2112 Coronation Class plus 3 coaches
Limited Edition Train Pack The Caledonian R2112 Coronation Class plus 3 coaches
$89.99
HORNBY DUBLO 4060 SUPER DETAIL BR WR 1ST OPEN CORRIDOR COACH EXC COND
HORNBY DUBLO 4060 SUPER DETAIL BR WR 1ST OPEN CORRIDOR COACH EXC COND
$38.50
HORNBY DUBLO DUCHESS OF ATHOLL MONTROSE REFURB TRANSFER KIT 5 NAMES LHP HD066
HORNBY DUBLO DUCHESS OF ATHOLL MONTROSE REFURB TRANSFER KIT 5 NAMES LHP HD066
$7.07
Hornby Flying Scotsman LNER Class A1 4 6 2 OO Gauge Locomotive
Hornby Flying Scotsman LNER Class A1 4 6 2 OO Gauge Locomotive
$69.99
Hornby Suite Tri ang Zero 1  Slave Unit Boxed
Hornby Suite Tri ang Zero 1 Slave Unit Boxed
$43.80
R8225 Hornby Railway Accessories Track Extension Pack E OO Gauge NEW UK
R8225 Hornby Railway Accessories Track Extension Pack E OO Gauge NEW UK
$27.10
Tri ang Hornby S3120 Brush Gear Diaphragm Ex Shop Stock
Tri ang Hornby S3120 Brush Gear Diaphragm Ex Shop Stock
$1.76
LILIPUT 1391 BR GREY BRT BULK GRAIN HOPPER WAGON Compatible with HORNBY nh
LILIPUT 1391 BR GREY BRT BULK GRAIN HOPPER WAGON Compatible with HORNBY nh
$20.45
R460 Hornby Model Railway Accessories Straight Platform Section x2 OO Gauge
R460 Hornby Model Railway Accessories Straight Platform Section x2 OO Gauge
$18.87
BACHMANN 37 650 ICI MAROON TANK WAGON 313 MINT BOXED nb
BACHMANN 37 650 ICI MAROON TANK WAGON 313 MINT BOXED nb
$19.61
Hornby R3327 Southern Railway S15 824
Hornby R3327 Southern Railway S15 824
$130.00
G 170 LEYLAND FREIGHTER SKIP TRUCK CIRCA 1950s KIT
G 170 LEYLAND FREIGHTER SKIP TRUCK CIRCA 1950s KIT
$20.00
OO Hornby Great Western Railway Passenger GWR Centenary Composite Coach R4026
OO Hornby Great Western Railway Passenger GWR Centenary Composite Coach R4026
$7.95
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW33 1950s motorcycle  rider kit requires painting
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW33 1950s motorcycle rider kit requires painting
$6.05
Bachmann Branchline OO Scale 1 76 36 040 Businessmen
Bachmann Branchline OO Scale 1 76 36 040 Businessmen
$9.95
DAPOL B511 WR3 BR YELLOW FYFFES BANANA FRUIT VAN WAGON B881902 MINT BOXED nj
DAPOL B511 WR3 BR YELLOW FYFFES BANANA FRUIT VAN WAGON B881902 MINT BOXED nj
$18.40
Bachmann Branchline OO Scale 1 76 36 044 Station Passengers Standing
Bachmann Branchline OO Scale 1 76 36 044 Station Passengers Standing
$9.95
Bachmann Branchline OO Scale 1 76  36 051 Traction Maintenance Depot Workers
Bachmann Branchline OO Scale 1 76 36 051 Traction Maintenance Depot Workers
$9.95
Model Farm Animals Set Pigs Dogs Cows Sheep Horse Railways Triang Hornby Train
Model Farm Animals Set Pigs Dogs Cows Sheep Horse Railways Triang Hornby Train
$22.41
TRIANG HORNBY R759 BR 4 6 0 HALL CLASS LOCO 4983 ALBERT HALL MINT BOXED ng
TRIANG HORNBY R759 BR 4 6 0 HALL CLASS LOCO 4983 ALBERT HALL MINT BOXED ng
$121.09
Vintage Tri ang Hornby LNER OO Scale Locomotive Coal Tender
Vintage Tri ang Hornby LNER OO Scale Locomotive Coal Tender
$5.95
R9839 Hornby Model Railway Train Skaledale Granite Station Water Tower OO Gauge
R9839 Hornby Model Railway Train Skaledale Granite Station Water Tower OO Gauge
$37.71
R4719 Hornby SR 58 Maunsell Rebuilt Ex LSWR 48 6 Compartment Lavatory Brake
R4719 Hornby SR 58 Maunsell Rebuilt Ex LSWR 48 6 Compartment Lavatory Brake
$63.68
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW207 LMS loading gauge kit requires painting
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW207 LMS loading gauge kit requires painting
$7.15
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW107 Luggage 12 pieces castings require painting
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW107 Luggage 12 pieces castings require painting
$5.92
VINTAGE ROSEBUD KITMASTER BRITISH RAILWAYS STANDARD CORRIDOR COMPOSITE MAROON
VINTAGE ROSEBUD KITMASTER BRITISH RAILWAYS STANDARD CORRIDOR COMPOSITE MAROON
$15.95
100pcs White Unpainted Model Miniatures People Figures Train Scenery Scale 150
100pcs White Unpainted Model Miniatures People Figures Train Scenery Scale 150
$8.70
100pcs Pack Multicolor Model Passengers Figures Train Scenery Layout 175 Scale
100pcs Pack Multicolor Model Passengers Figures Train Scenery Layout 175 Scale
$3.75
10 x Colored Painted Model Cattle Cow Farm Animals Miniatures Kid DIY Scale 187
10 x Colored Painted Model Cattle Cow Farm Animals Miniatures Kid DIY Scale 187
$4.31
10pcs Assorted Pose Figures Model Train Scenery DIY 150 Scale Colorful Painted
10pcs Assorted Pose Figures Model Train Scenery DIY 150 Scale Colorful Painted
$2.62
Liliput 230132 Submarine Transporter Set Set 6 DRG WWII HO Scale DC
Liliput 230132 Submarine Transporter Set Set 6 DRG WWII HO Scale DC
$144.95
HORNBY RAILWAYS R456 GWR COMPOSITE COACH BOXED  RP6
HORNBY RAILWAYS R456 GWR COMPOSITE COACH BOXED RP6
$21.99
2 x HO OO Traffic Light Signal LED Model Train crossing walk Street 4LeftHand
2 x HO OO Traffic Light Signal LED Model Train crossing walk Street 4LeftHand
$9.99
100pcs Multicolor Painted Model Figures Sitting Train Scenery Layout Scale 187
100pcs Multicolor Painted Model Figures Sitting Train Scenery Layout Scale 187
$18.78
10 pcs OO Scale 176 Model lighted Cars with 12V LEDs lights motion your layouts
10 pcs OO Scale 176 Model lighted Cars with 12V LEDs lights motion your layouts
$10.49
30pcs Model Sheep Farm Animals For Train Scenery Children Kids DIY 187 Scale
30pcs Model Sheep Farm Animals For Train Scenery Children Kids DIY 187 Scale
$4.13
HORNBY R759 GW GWR 4 6 0 HALL CLASS LOCO 4983 ALBERT HALL MATT VERSION ng
HORNBY R759 GW GWR 4 6 0 HALL CLASS LOCO 4983 ALBERT HALL MATT VERSION ng
$80.50
100 pcs OO scale 176 Painted People passenger Figures
100 pcs OO scale 176 Painted People passenger Figures
$6.99
500 pcs OO scale 176 Painted People passenger Figures
500 pcs OO scale 176 Painted People passenger Figures
$24.90
10x Durable Plastic Figures People Model Train Scenery Layout Scale 130 Painted
10x Durable Plastic Figures People Model Train Scenery Layout Scale 130 Painted
$3.37


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