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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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100pcs OO Gauge 175 Scale Mixed Painted Model People Figure Architecture Layout
100pcs OO Gauge 175 Scale Mixed Painted Model People Figure Architecture Layout
$3.57
Ford Cargo Box Van Swansea Festival of Transport OO Oxford Die cast SP108 Wales
Ford Cargo Box Van Swansea Festival of Transport OO Oxford Die cast SP108 Wales
$17.95
100pcs Unpainted Model Train Railway Passengers Plain People Figures 1150 Scale
100pcs Unpainted Model Train Railway Passengers Plain People Figures 1150 Scale
$2.86
100pcs Painted Plain People Figures Model for Train Layout Scenery 1100 Scale
100pcs Painted Plain People Figures Model for Train Layout Scenery 1100 Scale
$3.46
100X Set Model Plain People Train Layout Scenery Collectibles Scale 187 Painted
100X Set Model Plain People Train Layout Scenery Collectibles Scale 187 Painted
$20.04
20pcs Railway Passengers People Figures Model Skin Building Scenery Scale 150
20pcs Railway Passengers People Figures Model Skin Building Scenery Scale 150
$4.36
Hornby Dublo 3 Rail RH Electric Points m
Hornby Dublo 3 Rail RH Electric Points m
$12.00
100pcs Unpainted Model Train Railway Architecture People Figures 150 Ho scale
100pcs Unpainted Model Train Railway Architecture People Figures 150 Ho scale
$9.39
20x Skin Colored Pose Assorted Figures Model for Train Layout Scenery 130 Scale
20x Skin Colored Pose Assorted Figures Model for Train Layout Scenery 130 Scale
$4.96
C1277 Woodland Scenics Talus Extra Course Brown Model Rock Debris Rail Diorama
C1277 Woodland Scenics Talus Extra Course Brown Model Rock Debris Rail Diorama
$9.42
PDK MODELS KIT BUILT BRASS BR 2 6 0 STANDARD CLASS 3 LOCO 77013 MINT py
PDK MODELS KIT BUILT BRASS BR 2 6 0 STANDARD CLASS 3 LOCO 77013 MINT py
$650.76
Hornby Dublo 3 Rail BR Suburban Composite Coach
Hornby Dublo 3 Rail BR Suburban Composite Coach
$9.60
TRI ANG R159A R250A TRANS AUSTRALIA DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE + EXTRA MOTOR + BONUS
TRI ANG R159A R250A TRANS AUSTRALIA DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE + EXTRA MOTOR + BONUS
$41.61
WRENN W4652 BR GREY MACHINE LORIOT LOWMAC WAGON B904631 CARD INSERT BLACK ni
WRENN W4652 BR GREY MACHINE LORIOT LOWMAC WAGON B904631 CARD INSERT BLACK ni
$238.15
HORNBY RAKE of 4 BR BRITISH STEEL BESWICK MANCHESTER NCD COAL WAGON ng
HORNBY RAKE of 4 BR BRITISH STEEL BESWICK MANCHESTER NCD COAL WAGON ng
$35.47
BACHMANN 31 454 KIT BUILT BR 2 6 2 IVATT CLASS TANK LOCO 41286 WEATHERED mx
BACHMANN 31 454 KIT BUILT BR 2 6 2 IVATT CLASS TANK LOCO 41286 WEATHERED mx
$115.09
BACHMANN 32 116A DCC SOUND BR 0 6 0 CLASS 08 DIESEL SHUNTER LOCO D3986
BACHMANN 32 116A DCC SOUND BR 0 6 0 CLASS 08 DIESEL SHUNTER LOCO D3986
$259.86
TRIANG HORNBY R122 BR CATTLE WAGON M3712 1959 Version MINT BOXED qb
TRIANG HORNBY R122 BR CATTLE WAGON M3712 1959 Version MINT BOXED qb
$20.99
WRENN W5080 BR GREY PRESFLO RUGBY CEMENT HOPPER WAGON 17 POOLE MINT BOXED ni
WRENN W5080 BR GREY PRESFLO RUGBY CEMENT HOPPER WAGON 17 POOLE MINT BOXED ni
$36.19
LIMA 204985 MAINLINE CLASS 37 37194 BIFA BRITISH INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT ASSOC nj
LIMA 204985 MAINLINE CLASS 37 37194 BIFA BRITISH INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT ASSOC nj
$71.66
WRENN W5095 EXPRESS DAIRY RUISLIP 6 WHEEL MILK TANK WAGON 50 CARD INSERT MIB ni
WRENN W5095 EXPRESS DAIRY RUISLIP 6 WHEEL MILK TANK WAGON 50 CARD INSERT MIB ni
$71.66
HORNBY DUBLO 4078 BR MAROON COMPOSITE SLEEPING CAR COACH W2402 MINT BOXED nd
HORNBY DUBLO 4078 BR MAROON COMPOSITE SLEEPING CAR COACH W2402 MINT BOXED nd
$39.82
R615 Hornby Model Railway Train Accessories Right Hand Diamond Crossing OO Gauge
R615 Hornby Model Railway Train Accessories Right Hand Diamond Crossing OO Gauge
$15.77
WRENN W4640 RED BROWN BR STEEL TYPE GOODS MINERAL WAGON B466865 MINT BOXED ni
WRENN W4640 RED BROWN BR STEEL TYPE GOODS MINERAL WAGON B466865 MINT BOXED ni
$19.54
TRIANG HORNBY R84 SET OF THREE LINESIDE HUTS Black  light Grey VERSION MIB nf
TRIANG HORNBY R84 SET OF THREE LINESIDE HUTS Black light Grey VERSION MIB nf
$20.26
HORNBY R017 BR CONFLAT A WAGON  FREIGHTLINER CONTAINER LOAD B727734 BOXED nl
HORNBY R017 BR CONFLAT A WAGON FREIGHTLINER CONTAINER LOAD B727734 BOXED nl
$19.54
HORNBY R150 ZERO 1 DCC LNER NE BLACK 4 6 0 CLASS B12 3 LOCO 7476 MINT BOXED mx
HORNBY R150 ZERO 1 DCC LNER NE BLACK 4 6 0 CLASS B12 3 LOCO 7476 MINT BOXED mx
$93.38
BACHMANN 37 668 SET of 3 WEATHERED ESSO SILVER 14 TON OIL TANK WAGON BOXED nl
BACHMANN 37 668 SET of 3 WEATHERED ESSO SILVER 14 TON OIL TANK WAGON BOXED nl
$64.43
ai525 02 Mrklin Marklin H0 00 AC engine for 800 Locomotive Steam Locomotive
ai525 02 Mrklin Marklin H0 00 AC engine for 800 Locomotive Steam Locomotive
$37.37
BACHMANN 37 961 BR BAUXITE CONFLAT WAGON M704762 with TYPE A CONTAINER MIB ng
BACHMANN 37 961 BR BAUXITE CONFLAT WAGON M704762 with TYPE A CONTAINER MIB ng
$23.89
HORNBY R6108 BR GREY 9 PLANK MINERAL WAGON E30991 RAKE x 4 ne
HORNBY R6108 BR GREY 9 PLANK MINERAL WAGON E30991 RAKE x 4 ne
$57.18
LIMA 204621 VIRGIN RAILWAYS CLASS 47 DIESEL LOCO 47844 MINT BOXED nc
LIMA 204621 VIRGIN RAILWAYS CLASS 47 DIESEL LOCO 47844 MINT BOXED nc
$64.43
HORNBY R2023 RENAMED BR 4 6 2 DUCHESS CLASS LOCO 46228 DUCHESS of RUTLAND ng
HORNBY R2023 RENAMED BR 4 6 2 DUCHESS CLASS LOCO 46228 DUCHESS of RUTLAND ng
$126.67
Walthers 933 3519 Bulk Transfer Conveyor HO Scale Un Build Kit
Walthers 933 3519 Bulk Transfer Conveyor HO Scale Un Build Kit
$39.95
Hornby Railways R130 Lyons Maid Van
Hornby Railways R130 Lyons Maid Van
$16.80
model Trains Triang Railways R240 Bogie Brick Wagon
model Trains Triang Railways R240 Bogie Brick Wagon
$30.80
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW92 Round head buffer large 127mm castings to paint
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW92 Round head buffer large 127mm castings to paint
$6.33
Model Trains Triang Hornby 4433 Banff Car
Model Trains Triang Hornby 4433 Banff Car
$44.81
WRENN W4324 BR BLUE CCT UTILITY VAN WAGON S2380S YELLOW PLASTIC INSERT BOXED ni
WRENN W4324 BR BLUE CCT UTILITY VAN WAGON S2380S YELLOW PLASTIC INSERT BOXED ni
$25.34
RATIO KIT BUILT GW CROCODILE WAGON  RUSTON BUCYRUS DIGGER LOAD NEWPORT 36951 mw
RATIO KIT BUILT GW CROCODILE WAGON RUSTON BUCYRUS DIGGER LOAD NEWPORT 36951 mw
$144.05


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