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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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Hornby BR Intercity Class 43 HST Valenta Powered Train Pack TTS Sound R3602TTS
Hornby BR Intercity Class 43 HST Valenta Powered Train Pack TTS Sound R3602TTS
$310.31
Hornby LMS Patriot Class 4 6 0 5521 Rhyl R3614
Hornby LMS Patriot Class 4 6 0 5521 Rhyl R3614
$185.47
Hornby BR Patriot Class 4 6 0 45534 E Tootal Broadhurst R3633
Hornby BR Patriot Class 4 6 0 45534 E Tootal Broadhurst R3633
$185.47
10x Model 175 Scale Railway Train 3V LED Lamppost Street Lights With 2 Heads
10x Model 175 Scale Railway Train 3V LED Lamppost Street Lights With 2 Heads
$11.27
Austin Cambridge Farina Gray OO Oxford Die cast 76ACF004
Austin Cambridge Farina Gray OO Oxford Die cast 76ACF004
$7.43
TRIANG VINTAGE OO GAUGE RAILWAY TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE LARGE QTY OF TRACK ITEMS 46
TRIANG VINTAGE OO GAUGE RAILWAY TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE LARGE QTY OF TRACK ITEMS 46
$32.61
HORNBY VINTAGE OO GAUGE RAILWAY TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE QTY OF JUNCTION TRACK ITEMS
HORNBY VINTAGE OO GAUGE RAILWAY TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE QTY OF JUNCTION TRACK ITEMS
$13.04
HORNBY VINTAGE OO GAUGE RAILWAY TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE QTY OF JUNCTION TRACK ITEMS
HORNBY VINTAGE OO GAUGE RAILWAY TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE QTY OF JUNCTION TRACK ITEMS
$13.04
RED LED 16mm  COCKROBIN LD 161
RED LED 16mm COCKROBIN LD 161
$1.00
Power Trains Oval Track Pack 8+ Feet of Track 14 Pieces
Power Trains Oval Track Pack 8+ Feet of Track 14 Pieces
$18.00
Vintage OO HO Gauge APeco Wonderful Wagon English Clays Open Goods Car exc
Vintage OO HO Gauge APeco Wonderful Wagon English Clays Open Goods Car exc
$3.00
Dapol OO Gauge Motorized Track Cleaning Car New in Original Box
Dapol OO Gauge Motorized Track Cleaning Car New in Original Box
$99.99
HORNBY RAILWAYS CORONATION CLASS PACIFIC LOCOMOTIVE BR CITY OF LANCASTER BOXD
HORNBY RAILWAYS CORONATION CLASS PACIFIC LOCOMOTIVE BR CITY OF LANCASTER BOXD
$123.92
Vintage Kitmaster rosebud saddle tank loco kit built in box with instructions
Vintage Kitmaster rosebud saddle tank loco kit built in box with instructions
$5.20
Bachmann Gwr Cattle Wagon
Bachmann Gwr Cattle Wagon
$26.17
PD Marsh OO Gauge Z40 1950s 1960s Firemen PAINTED
PD Marsh OO Gauge Z40 1950s 1960s Firemen PAINTED
$16.62
Modelcraft Lineside OO scale Wood Footbridge Kit new in open box
Modelcraft Lineside OO scale Wood Footbridge Kit new in open box
$4.99
Airfix 54373 OO Gauge LMS 5 Plank Open Wagon 404104
Airfix 54373 OO Gauge LMS 5 Plank Open Wagon 404104
$11.30
Airfix 54362 OO Gauge BR 20t Brake Van Brown Yellow B950016
Airfix 54362 OO Gauge BR 20t Brake Van Brown Yellow B950016
$14.13
Airfix 54303 OO Gauge Ventilated Van Blue Circle L1
Airfix 54303 OO Gauge Ventilated Van Blue Circle L1
$12.71
3 Hornby OO Scale Metal Cars1 D12 Restaurant Car 2 D12 Corridor Coaches 2 OB
3 Hornby OO Scale Metal Cars1 D12 Restaurant Car 2 D12 Corridor Coaches 2 OB
$58.00
MM0210 Murphy Models IE 210 River Erne full yellow OO HO Scale DCC Ready
MM0210 Murphy Models IE 210 River Erne full yellow OO HO Scale DCC Ready
$199.95
Lionel 0077 Caboose Prewar OO 2 Rail no trucks
Lionel 0077 Caboose Prewar OO 2 Rail no trucks
$16.00
Lionel 0027 Caboose Prewar OO 3 Rail no trucks
Lionel 0027 Caboose Prewar OO 3 Rail no trucks
$16.00
Lionel 0046K Hopper Prewar OO 2 Rail
Lionel 0046K Hopper Prewar OO 2 Rail
$39.00
an114 3 63X MRKLIN H0 00 AC Track Piece M TRACK FOR 3600 800 Center Conductor
an114 3 63X MRKLIN H0 00 AC Track Piece M TRACK FOR 3600 800 Center Conductor
$84.86
Marx Remote Control Electric Switch Set and 31 Pieces of O Scale Track
Marx Remote Control Electric Switch Set and 31 Pieces of O Scale Track
$34.88
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW11 Tividale Tram kit requires painting
PD Marsh OO Gauge PW11 Tividale Tram kit requires painting
$49.50
Hornby BR 4 6 2 Britannia Class locomotive Boadicea
Hornby BR 4 6 2 Britannia Class locomotive Boadicea
$169.00
100 pcs painted 172 Scale Figures Miniature Models OO Gauge standing sitting
100 pcs painted 172 Scale Figures Miniature Models OO Gauge standing sitting
$7.68
Hornby OO R2205 LMS 4 6 2 Coronation Class 6235 City of Birmingham Steam Locom
Hornby OO R2205 LMS 4 6 2 Coronation Class 6235 City of Birmingham Steam Locom
$219.99
Mainline OO 37065 4 6 0 6P Rebuilt Patriot Class Loco LMS 5530
Mainline OO 37065 4 6 0 6P Rebuilt Patriot Class Loco LMS 5530
$149.99
Hornby OO R2271 LMS 4 6 2 Princess Coronation Class Princess Alice
Hornby OO R2271 LMS 4 6 2 Princess Coronation Class Princess Alice
$219.99
Great Model Railways GMR 00 scale Nestles Milk Van
Great Model Railways GMR 00 scale Nestles Milk Van
$17.99
Dapol C1 OO Gauge Turntable Kit
Dapol C1 OO Gauge Turntable Kit
$8.48
Bachmann 31 557 OO Gauge BR Green Class V2 60884 BODY SHELL
Bachmann 31 557 OO Gauge BR Green Class V2 60884 BODY SHELL
$21.29
Airfix 02657 6 OO Gauge Steel Mineral Wagon Kit L2
Airfix 02657 6 OO Gauge Steel Mineral Wagon Kit L2
$8.51
Vintage Hornby 00 Two Brake Vans  One Closed Railfreight Wagon1980s
Vintage Hornby 00 Two Brake Vans One Closed Railfreight Wagon1980s
$28.53
Bachmann 38 146 29 Tonne Sliding Door Box Van CMEE Factory Weathered NEW
Bachmann 38 146 29 Tonne Sliding Door Box Van CMEE Factory Weathered NEW
$20.00
4403 triang c p rail banff day coach in original box with nmra couplers
4403 triang c p rail banff day coach in original box with nmra couplers
$10.68


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