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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
$7.88
Range Rover OO 176 Oxford Die cast 76RAN003 Vogue Firenze Red
Range Rover OO 176 Oxford Die cast 76RAN003 Vogue Firenze Red
$7.52
Triumph Mayflower Silver Oxford Die cast OO 76TM002 Automobile UK
Triumph Mayflower Silver Oxford Die cast OO 76TM002 Automobile UK
$7.52
Hornby R8073 Right Hand Point Track
Hornby R8073 Right Hand Point Track
$12.88
Hornby R8072 Left Hand Point Track
Hornby R8072 Left Hand Point Track
$12.88
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW250 Dustbins 8 castings require painting
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW250 Dustbins 8 castings require painting
$7.14
Metcalfe Warehouse OO Gauge Card Kit PO282
Metcalfe Warehouse OO Gauge Card Kit PO282
$19.55
DJH KIT BUILT BR 2 6 0 CRAB CLASS LOCO 42938 PORTESCAP RG4 MOTOR MINT mv
DJH KIT BUILT BR 2 6 0 CRAB CLASS LOCO 42938 PORTESCAP RG4 MOTOR MINT mv
$366.10
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
$8.36
2 Rail Hornby Dublo Cardiff Castle 2221
2 Rail Hornby Dublo Cardiff Castle 2221
$95.61
Hormby Meccano Buffers The Lot
Hormby Meccano Buffers The Lot
$29.22
WILLS KIT BUILT GW GWR 4 6 0 HALL CLASS LOCO 4978 WESTWOOD HALL mw
WILLS KIT BUILT GW GWR 4 6 0 HALL CLASS LOCO 4978 WESTWOOD HALL mw
$199.38
DAPOL B103 THRUTCHLEY  CO LONDON LIVERPOOL CARDIFF 7 PLANK WAGON 2212 MIB nj
DAPOL B103 THRUTCHLEY CO LONDON LIVERPOOL CARDIFF 7 PLANK WAGON 2212 MIB nj
$15.34
LIMA 205072 BR CIVILE ENGINEERS GREY CLASS 31 DIESEL LOCO 31 116 RAIL MIB nc
LIMA 205072 BR CIVILE ENGINEERS GREY CLASS 31 DIESEL LOCO 31 116 RAIL MIB nc
$66.01
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
$32.55
SOUTH EASTERN FINECAST KIT BUILT GW GWR 2 6 2 CLASS 51XX TANK LOCO PORTESCAP m
SOUTH EASTERN FINECAST KIT BUILT GW GWR 2 6 2 CLASS 51XX TANK LOCO PORTESCAP m
$332.76
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
$6.51
BOXED Vintage Tri ang Shell Wagon VGC Collectable
BOXED Vintage Tri ang Shell Wagon VGC Collectable
$10.21
2 BOXED MB Train Wagons VERY RARE Steadman  Co  Wood  Co VGC Collectable
2 BOXED MB Train Wagons VERY RARE Steadman Co Wood Co VGC Collectable
$25.52
Vintage BOXED Tri ang Left Handed Train Point VGC Original Box
Vintage BOXED Tri ang Left Handed Train Point VGC Original Box
$12.76
JOBLOT of Vintage Lima Coaches  Hornby Wagons VGC Some Rare Collectable
JOBLOT of Vintage Lima Coaches Hornby Wagons VGC Some Rare Collectable
$19.14
Langley Models Bath tub mangle + bucket OO Scale UNPAINTED Metal Model Kit F96
Langley Models Bath tub mangle + bucket OO Scale UNPAINTED Metal Model Kit F96
$14.03
Y23 17 OO 176 10pcs SCALE MODEL TRAIN RAILWAY LAYOUT STREET LED LAMP POST LIGHT
Y23 17 OO 176 10pcs SCALE MODEL TRAIN RAILWAY LAYOUT STREET LED LAMP POST LIGHT
$14.00
Hornby R4795 Sr 58 Maunsell Rebuilt Ex lswr 48 Nine Comparments
Hornby R4795 Sr 58 Maunsell Rebuilt Ex lswr 48 Nine Comparments
$51.44
WWS Autumn Static Grass 1mm 100g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames Model Basing Scenery
WWS Autumn Static Grass 1mm 100g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames Model Basing Scenery
$11.16
WWS Spring Static Grass 12mm 50g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames Model Basing
WWS Spring Static Grass 12mm 50g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames Model Basing
$10.50
WWS Pasture 12mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 50g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
WWS Pasture 12mm Mix Model Basing Static Grass 50g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames
$10.50
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 Static Grass 6mm 10g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames Model Basing
WWS Spring Static Grass 6mm 10g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames Model Basing
$2.40
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
$14.50
WILLS KIT BUILT BR GREEN 4 6 2 CLASS A2 LOCO 60531 BAHRAM on HORNBY CHASSIS ng
WILLS KIT BUILT BR GREEN 4 6 2 CLASS A2 LOCO 60531 BAHRAM on HORNBY CHASSIS ng
$199.38
WWS Summer Alpine Static Grass 4mm 20g GOHO OOTTNZ Trains Scenery
WWS Summer Alpine Static Grass 4mm 20g GOHO OOTTNZ Trains Scenery
$3.95
WWS Spring Static Grass 6mm 20g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames Model Basing
WWS Spring Static Grass 6mm 20g GOHO OOTTNZ Wargames Model Basing
$4.20
LIMA 205072 BR CIVIL ENGINEERS GREY CLASS 31 DIESEL LOCO 31 116 RAIL MIB nc
LIMA 205072 BR CIVIL ENGINEERS GREY CLASS 31 DIESEL LOCO 31 116 RAIL MIB nc
$72.69
Fruit Tree in Early Spring 55mm by WWS  OO Gauge Scenery Terrain Landscape Rail
Fruit Tree in Early Spring 55mm by WWS OO Gauge Scenery Terrain Landscape Rail
$6.18
Fruit Tree in Early Spring 55mm Pack of 5 by WWS OO Gauge Scenery Terrain Land
Fruit Tree in Early Spring 55mm Pack of 5 by WWS OO Gauge Scenery Terrain Land
$16.54
5118 Model Scene Accessories RAF Personnel Figures for OO HO Gauges New UK
5118 Model Scene Accessories RAF Personnel Figures for OO HO Gauges New UK
$15.39
Fruit Tree in Early Spring 55mm Pack of 10 by WWS OO Gauge Scenery Terrain
Fruit Tree in Early Spring 55mm Pack of 10 by WWS OO Gauge Scenery Terrain
$27.69
Christmas Pine Tree 93mm by WWS OO Gauge Scenery Terrain Landscape Railways
Christmas Pine Tree 93mm by WWS OO Gauge Scenery Terrain Landscape Railways
$7.38


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