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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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Cooee Static W6 CLASS DIECAST MELBOURNE TRAM GREEN RATTLER NO 965 176
Cooee Static W6 CLASS DIECAST MELBOURNE TRAM GREEN RATTLER NO 965 176
$98.74
10Pcs 5mm Metal LED Bezel Holder
10Pcs 5mm Metal LED Bezel Holder
$5.92
Cooee Static W6 CLASS DIECAST MELBOURNE TRAM GREEN RATTLER The Met NO 975 176
Cooee Static W6 CLASS DIECAST MELBOURNE TRAM GREEN RATTLER The Met NO 975 176
$100.69
Cooee ELECTRIC POWERED W6 CLASS DIECAST MELBOURNE TRAM CITY CIRCLE NO 888 176
Cooee ELECTRIC POWERED W6 CLASS DIECAST MELBOURNE TRAM CITY CIRCLE NO 888 176
$217.77
TRIANG HORNBY R490 R491 R663 Set of 4 SUPER 4 RIGHT  LEFT HAND ELECTRIC POINT n
TRIANG HORNBY R490 R491 R663 Set of 4 SUPER 4 RIGHT LEFT HAND ELECTRIC POINT n
$166.54
TRI ANG HORNBY HO OO R561 BR CONFLAT WAGON WITH TRIANG TOYS CONTAINER LOAD nf
TRI ANG HORNBY HO OO R561 BR CONFLAT WAGON WITH TRIANG TOYS CONTAINER LOAD nf
$24.99
Hornby 00 R2263 EX GWR 0 4 0T Lynne  Co Collieries Industrial Locomotive
Hornby 00 R2263 EX GWR 0 4 0T Lynne Co Collieries Industrial Locomotive
$75.00
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
1pcs10 led Cycle electric circuitConnected with 0805 ledyellow light12VDC
1pcs10 led Cycle electric circuitConnected with 0805 ledyellow light12VDC
$19.76
Hornby R8075 Right Hand Curved Point
Hornby R8075 Right Hand Curved Point
$19.99
Model Railway ENGINE SHED FULL 7 MOULD KIT STONE SLATE ROOF 00 Gauge
Model Railway ENGINE SHED FULL 7 MOULD KIT STONE SLATE ROOF 00 Gauge
$59.34
TRI ANG HORNBY R350 Southern Railways 1757 4 4 0 Locomotive  Tender Mint Box
TRI ANG HORNBY R350 Southern Railways 1757 4 4 0 Locomotive Tender Mint Box
$134.44
TRIANG RAILWAYS OO GAUGE R354 4 2 2 LORD OF THE ISLES
TRIANG RAILWAYS OO GAUGE R354 4 2 2 LORD OF THE ISLES
$126.53
5 piece MG automobile Set 76SET42 OO 176 Oxford Die cast England
5 piece MG automobile Set 76SET42 OO 176 Oxford Die cast England
$35.96
Model Railway Sloping Walling Kit 4 Mould Set left Handed OO Gauge
Model Railway Sloping Walling Kit 4 Mould Set left Handed OO Gauge
$59.34
Model Railway Sloping Walling Kit 4 Mould Set right Handed OO Gauge
Model Railway Sloping Walling Kit 4 Mould Set right Handed OO Gauge
$59.34
Tri ang RAILWAYS R259S 4 6 2 Locomotive  Tender Britannia Green boxed
Tri ang RAILWAYS R259S 4 6 2 Locomotive Tender Britannia Green boxed
$157.37
Tri ang Hornby R259 S 4 6 2 BRITANNIA Locomotive with Tender R35
Tri ang Hornby R259 S 4 6 2 BRITANNIA Locomotive with Tender R35
$134.44
TRIANG PRINCESS ELIZABETH GREENOO GAUGE BR STEAM LOCO BOXED R53 R31 4 6 2
TRIANG PRINCESS ELIZABETH GREENOO GAUGE BR STEAM LOCO BOXED R53 R31 4 6 2
$150.26
Tri Ang Triang OO Scaled 3 Liverpool Manchester Times Coach Passenger Train Car
Tri Ang Triang OO Scaled 3 Liverpool Manchester Times Coach Passenger Train Car
$14.50
Tri Ang Triang OO Scaled Rocket Train Engine  Tender Needs Work
Tri Ang Triang OO Scaled Rocket Train Engine Tender Needs Work
$15.50
TRI ANG OO GAUGE FLAT BED WAGON B913011
TRI ANG OO GAUGE FLAT BED WAGON B913011
$3.95
Single Track Tunnel Entrance x 2 by WWS OO Guage
Single Track Tunnel Entrance x 2 by WWS OO Guage
$5.00
RARE VINTAGE OO GAUGE METAL DIESEL A AND B UNITS MADE BY SCHORR
RARE VINTAGE OO GAUGE METAL DIESEL A AND B UNITS MADE BY SCHORR
$51.00
HORNBY DUBLO D11 NEW LNER GRESLEY FULL BRAKE CONVERSION TRANSFER SET LHP HD510
HORNBY DUBLO D11 NEW LNER GRESLEY FULL BRAKE CONVERSION TRANSFER SET LHP HD510
$7.25
TINY SIGNS OO ACCESSORY ENAMEL SIGNS REAL PHOTOGRAPHS 4
TINY SIGNS OO ACCESSORY ENAMEL SIGNS REAL PHOTOGRAPHS 4
$1.31
PENDON OO ACCESSORY ENAMEL SIGNS REAL PHOTOGRAPHS  9
PENDON OO ACCESSORY ENAMEL SIGNS REAL PHOTOGRAPHS 9
$1.31
Hobby Train Multi focal PentaspecsBright LightsFrom 420SpecsAdjustable
Hobby Train Multi focal PentaspecsBright LightsFrom 420SpecsAdjustable
$22.79
100pcs Multicolor Model PasSeated People Figures Train Scenery Layout 175 Scale
100pcs Multicolor Model PasSeated People Figures Train Scenery Layout 175 Scale
$3.82
HORNBY DUBLO D11 NEW BR GRESLEY FULL BRAKE CONVERSION TRANSFER SET LHP HD508
HORNBY DUBLO D11 NEW BR GRESLEY FULL BRAKE CONVERSION TRANSFER SET LHP HD508
$7.25
30pcs Unpainted Model Sheep Farm Animals For Train Scenery Kids Toy 187 Scale
30pcs Unpainted Model Sheep Farm Animals For Train Scenery Kids Toy 187 Scale
$4.19
HORNBY DUBLO D11 BR GRESLEY COMPOSITE COACH CONVERSION TRANSFER SET LHP HD506
HORNBY DUBLO D11 BR GRESLEY COMPOSITE COACH CONVERSION TRANSFER SET LHP HD506
$7.25
HORNBY DUBLO D11 BR GRESLEY BRAKE COACH CONVERSION TRANSFER SET LHP HD507
HORNBY DUBLO D11 BR GRESLEY BRAKE COACH CONVERSION TRANSFER SET LHP HD507
$7.25
HORNBY DUBLO D11 BR GRESLEY BUFFET CAR COACH CONVERSION TRANSFER SET LHP HD509
HORNBY DUBLO D11 BR GRESLEY BUFFET CAR COACH CONVERSION TRANSFER SET LHP HD509
$7.25
100pcs Colorful Painted Model Figures Sitting Building Scenery Layout Scale 187
100pcs Colorful Painted Model Figures Sitting Building Scenery Layout Scale 187
$18.85
BACHMANN 37 327B JGA BUXTON LIME 90 ton BOGIE HOPPER WAGON 19211 MINT BOXED nl
BACHMANN 37 327B JGA BUXTON LIME 90 ton BOGIE HOPPER WAGON 19211 MINT BOXED nl
$48.08
HORNBY DUBLO 2X LWB LONG WHEELBASE WAGON ROOF TRANSFER SET
HORNBY DUBLO 2X LWB LONG WHEELBASE WAGON ROOF TRANSFER SET
$5.26
THREE AITCH MOULDINGS 20t COKE HOPPER WAGON KIT
THREE AITCH MOULDINGS 20t COKE HOPPER WAGON KIT
$20.00
model trains Southern Pacific 4 10 2
model trains Southern Pacific 4 10 2
$320.00
Black Land Rover Defender 90 station wagon OO Oxford Die cast 76LRDF006
Black Land Rover Defender 90 station wagon OO Oxford Die cast 76LRDF006
$8.06


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