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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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PD Marsh OO Gauge PW106 Small brick stacks 2 casting requires painting
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW106 Small brick stacks 2 casting requires painting
$6.34
Lot 100 Mixed Seated Standing Figure War Painted Train Model OO Gauge 175 Scale
Lot 100 Mixed Seated Standing Figure War Painted Train Model OO Gauge 175 Scale
$9.97
Range Rover OO 176 Oxford Die cast 76RAN003 Vogue Firenze Red
Range Rover OO 176 Oxford Die cast 76RAN003 Vogue Firenze Red
$8.95
12 wood era printed boxcar ends for 6 cars OO scale Tuscan red brown
12 wood era printed boxcar ends for 6 cars OO scale Tuscan red brown
$0.99
12 wood era printed boxcar ends for 6 cars OO scale Yellow
12 wood era printed boxcar ends for 6 cars OO scale Yellow
$0.99
12 wood era printed boxcar ends for 6 cars OO scale Orange
12 wood era printed boxcar ends for 6 cars OO scale Orange
$0.99
Triumph Mayflower Silver Oxford Die cast OO 76TM002 Automobile UK
Triumph Mayflower Silver Oxford Die cast OO 76TM002 Automobile UK
$8.95
Brookside Dairy Milk  Cream boxcar OO scale printed reefer sides
Brookside Dairy Milk Cream boxcar OO scale printed reefer sides
$1.25
Doggie Diner boxcar OO scale printed reefer sides
Doggie Diner boxcar OO scale printed reefer sides
$1.25
Haunted MOW car OO scale printed sides
Haunted MOW car OO scale printed sides
$1.25
HEINZ PICKLE CAR wood era OO scale printed sides ends roof
HEINZ PICKLE CAR wood era OO scale printed sides ends roof
$1.25
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW250 Dustbins 8 castings require painting
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW250 Dustbins 8 castings require painting
$5.85
25Pcs Green Trees Model Train Railway Diorama Wargame Park Scenery OO Scale 175
25Pcs Green Trees Model Train Railway Diorama Wargame Park Scenery OO Scale 175
$8.45
Lima Italy Rolling Stock
Lima Italy Rolling Stock
$1.51
HORNBY EAST MIDLANDS Mk3 BUFFET CAR 40749 00 GAUGE NEW IN BOX R 4417
HORNBY EAST MIDLANDS Mk3 BUFFET CAR 40749 00 GAUGE NEW IN BOX R 4417
$45.53
Mainline Rolling Stock FLAT BACK Load  Radioactive silver
Mainline Rolling Stock FLAT BACK Load Radioactive silver
$2.27
32155 Bachmann Model Railway Scenes Conifer 2 4 Trees Pack of 36 OO HO Gauge
32155 Bachmann Model Railway Scenes Conifer 2 4 Trees Pack of 36 OO HO Gauge
$22.14
44 173 Bachmann Scenecraft 00 Gauge Model Buildings Brick Servicing Depot New
44 173 Bachmann Scenecraft 00 Gauge Model Buildings Brick Servicing Depot New
$80.18
44 133 Bachmann 00 Gauge Model Buildings British Rail Type 15 Signal Box New
44 133 Bachmann 00 Gauge Model Buildings British Rail Type 15 Signal Box New
$53.43
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW210 Short benches platform seats 3 castings require paint
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW210 Short benches platform seats 3 castings require paint
$5.16
Hornby R8075 Right Hand Curved Point
Hornby R8075 Right Hand Curved Point
$19.00
WWS Autumn 1mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 100g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
WWS Autumn 1mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 100g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
$11.16
WWS Spring 12mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 50g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
WWS Spring 12mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 50g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
$8.68
WWS Pasture 12mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 50g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
WWS Pasture 12mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 50g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
$8.68
WWS Hayfield 10mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 10g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
WWS Hayfield 10mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 10g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
$2.60
WWS Spring 6mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 10g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
WWS Spring 6mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 10g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
$2.23
WWS 500g GREY LARGE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B7
WWS 500g GREY LARGE GRADE RAILWAY BALLAST FOR ALL GAUGES O OO N B7
$6.82
WWS Muddy 4mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 100g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
WWS Muddy 4mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 100g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
$13.02
WWS Summer Alpine 4mm Mix Model Detailing Static Grass 20g GOHO OOTTNZ
WWS Summer Alpine 4mm Mix Model Detailing Static Grass 20g GOHO OOTTNZ
$3.72
WWS Spring 6mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 20g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
WWS Spring 6mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 20g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
$4.34
MAINLINE 37078 GW GWR GREEN 4 6 0 MANOR CLASS LOCO 7819 HINTON manor MIB nf
MAINLINE 37078 GW GWR GREEN 4 6 0 MANOR CLASS LOCO 7819 HINTON manor MIB nf
$79.17
WRENN KIT BUILT BR GREY 20 TON BRAKE VAN WAGON my
WRENN KIT BUILT BR GREY 20 TON BRAKE VAN WAGON my
$19.30
JOHN UNDERHILL KIT BUILT JAPANESE BRASS LMS 2 6 0 HUGHES FOWLER 5P4F LOCO 2839 m
JOHN UNDERHILL KIT BUILT JAPANESE BRASS LMS 2 6 0 HUGHES FOWLER 5P4F LOCO 2839 m
$395.87
BACHMANN 37 976 BR CONFLAT with 2 AFU CONTAINER WAGON B704954 MINT BOXED nf
BACHMANN 37 976 BR CONFLAT with 2 AFU CONTAINER WAGON B704954 MINT BOXED nf
$21.96
O400 05 10x Mrklin 00 H0 Tracks 3600 D 1 1 TOP+ BOX for 800
O400 05 10x Mrklin 00 H0 Tracks 3600 D 1 1 TOP+ BOX for 800
$22.91
Vintage Hornby Dublo 2460 Level Crossing with track suitable for 2 rail system
Vintage Hornby Dublo 2460 Level Crossing with track suitable for 2 rail system
$18.00
HORNBY R4658 BR Ex LMS Non Corridor Composite Coach PGH
HORNBY R4658 BR Ex LMS Non Corridor Composite Coach PGH
$72.09
HORNBY R4652 BR Thompson Suburban 3rd Class Brake Coach PGH
HORNBY R4652 BR Thompson Suburban 3rd Class Brake Coach PGH
$72.09
HORNBY R4653 BR Thompson Suburban 3rd Class Brake Coach PGH
HORNBY R4653 BR Thompson Suburban 3rd Class Brake Coach PGH
$72.09
Hornby R3171 Class P2 COCK O THE NORTH OO Scale Power Grunt Hobbies
Hornby R3171 Class P2 COCK O THE NORTH OO Scale Power Grunt Hobbies
$157.84


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