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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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TRIANG HORNBY R623 SOUTHERN SR BRAKE 2nd COACH S34936 MINT BOXED al
TRIANG HORNBY R623 SOUTHERN SR BRAKE 2nd COACH S34936 MINT BOXED al
$36.14
Ks KEYSER KIT BUILT BR 4 6 2 DUCHESS of DEVONSHIRE CLASS LOCO 46227 PORTESCAP m
Ks KEYSER KIT BUILT BR 4 6 2 DUCHESS of DEVONSHIRE CLASS LOCO 46227 PORTESCAP m
$291.36
MagiDeal OO Sacle Layout Natural Quinoa Model for RR Railroad Park Scene Toy
MagiDeal OO Sacle Layout Natural Quinoa Model for RR Railroad Park Scene Toy
$7.60
Serious Play Summer Scenery Set Static Grass Model Warhammer Railway Flock Tuft
Serious Play Summer Scenery Set Static Grass Model Warhammer Railway Flock Tuft
$42.05
Bachmann Branch Line 37 662 OO 14t Tank Wagon Pease  Partners Ltd C 9 NIB
Bachmann Branch Line 37 662 OO 14t Tank Wagon Pease Partners Ltd C 9 NIB
$18.50
MRKLIN H0 00 381 Covered Goods Wagon um 1940 Packing Very schm
MRKLIN H0 00 381 Covered Goods Wagon um 1940 Packing Very schm
$64.32
MRKLIN H0 00 381 Covered Goods Wagon um 1947 Packing SPOTLESS
MRKLIN H0 00 381 Covered Goods Wagon um 1947 Packing SPOTLESS
$64.32
Bachmann Branch Line OO 37 091 7 Plank Wagon TREDEGAR w Load C 9 NIB
Bachmann Branch Line OO 37 091 7 Plank Wagon TREDEGAR w Load C 9 NIB
$21.00
Hornby Dublo Tender Duchess of Montrose NM
Hornby Dublo Tender Duchess of Montrose NM
$31.40
Bachmann Branch Line OO 37 115 7 Plank Wagon ICI Chance  Hunt Ltd C 9 NIB
Bachmann Branch Line OO 37 115 7 Plank Wagon ICI Chance Hunt Ltd C 9 NIB
$19.00
S P Spring Scenery Set Static Grass Model Warhammer Railway Flock Tuft Lichen
S P Spring Scenery Set Static Grass Model Warhammer Railway Flock Tuft Lichen
$42.05
Bachmann Branch Line OO 37 092 7 Plank Wagon WHITWICK w Load Weathered C 9 NIB
Bachmann Branch Line OO 37 092 7 Plank Wagon WHITWICK w Load Weathered C 9 NIB
$24.00
10 x OO HO Scale Model Train Lamps Railroad Lamp posts Led Street Lights TD70G
10 x OO HO Scale Model Train Lamps Railroad Lamp posts Led Street Lights TD70G
$9.99
10 x OO HO Scale Model Train Lamps Railroad Lamp posts Led Street Lights TD70B
10 x OO HO Scale Model Train Lamps Railroad Lamp posts Led Street Lights TD70B
$9.99
10 x OO HO Scale Model Train Lamps Railroad Lamp posts Led Street Lights TD70W
10 x OO HO Scale Model Train Lamps Railroad Lamp posts Led Street Lights TD70W
$9.99
Oxford Diecast Dorchester ACV 1st Polish Armored Division NWE 1945 176 OO
Oxford Diecast Dorchester ACV 1st Polish Armored Division NWE 1945 176 OO
$17.95
British Royal Mail Ford Transit Van 176 OO Oxford Die cast 76FT024
British Royal Mail Ford Transit Van 176 OO Oxford Die cast 76FT024
$8.05
Tri ang R474 Station Building upper floor with Clock Tower 1950s
Tri ang R474 Station Building upper floor with Clock Tower 1950s
$10.94
Railway Buildings x 3 Cottage OO Factory POLA HO Garage OO gauge plastic
Railway Buildings x 3 Cottage OO Factory POLA HO Garage OO gauge plastic
$10.94
Oxford 76TIL003 Austin Tilly 11th Div Sudan British Army 1 76 OO scale
Oxford 76TIL003 Austin Tilly 11th Div Sudan British Army 1 76 OO scale
$6.53
10 x OO HO Scale Model Train Lamps Railroad Lamp posts antique Street Light R3
10 x OO HO Scale Model Train Lamps Railroad Lamp posts antique Street Light R3
$9.99
7 Hornby Dublo OO 3 rail remote uncouplers
7 Hornby Dublo OO 3 rail remote uncouplers
$0.78
7 Hornby Dublo OO 3 rail manual points switches used
7 Hornby Dublo OO 3 rail manual points switches used
$7.85
4 Hornby Dublo 3R OO scale metal private owner tank wagons used
4 Hornby Dublo 3R OO scale metal private owner tank wagons used
$32.23
10pcs OO Model Railway Train Lamp Posts Street Led Lights Lamps Scale 175
10pcs OO Model Railway Train Lamp Posts Street Led Lights Lamps Scale 175
$10.33
Hornby Top Link Locomotive R2021 BR 4 4 0 Cattistock  62758
Hornby Top Link Locomotive R2021 BR 4 4 0 Cattistock 62758
$49.95
HORNBY R2990XS PRINCESS HELENA LOCO w DCC FITTED SOUND 46208 ORIG BOX FR SHIP
HORNBY R2990XS PRINCESS HELENA LOCO w DCC FITTED SOUND 46208 ORIG BOX FR SHIP
$255.00
HORNBY R4009G SOUTHERN SR MAUNSELL COMPOSITE COACH 5521 MINT BOXED ng
HORNBY R4009G SOUTHERN SR MAUNSELL COMPOSITE COACH 5521 MINT BOXED ng
$36.14
HORNBY DUBLO WRENN WEST COUNTRY LOCO TRANSFERS 3 NAMES LHP HD068
HORNBY DUBLO WRENN WEST COUNTRY LOCO TRANSFERS 3 NAMES LHP HD068
$7.71
HORNBY R2990XS PRINCESS HELENA LOCO w DCC FITTED SOUND 46208 ORIG BOX FR SHIP
HORNBY R2990XS PRINCESS HELENA LOCO w DCC FITTED SOUND 46208 ORIG BOX FR SHIP
$225.00
HORNBY LMS CLASS 5 4 6 0 LOCOMOTIVE R858
HORNBY LMS CLASS 5 4 6 0 LOCOMOTIVE R858
$76.75
TRIANG HORNBY R447 TRANSCONTINENTAL BLUE DINER CAR
TRIANG HORNBY R447 TRANSCONTINENTAL BLUE DINER CAR
$37.50
Hornby R6794 Tiphook KFA with 20ft and 40ft Container TIPH 93313 Gauge 00
Hornby R6794 Tiphook KFA with 20ft and 40ft Container TIPH 93313 Gauge 00
$65.34
TRIANG HORNBY R255 R355 R455 0 4 0T NELLIE CONNIE POLLY REFURB SET LHP HD222
TRIANG HORNBY R255 R355 R455 0 4 0T NELLIE CONNIE POLLY REFURB SET LHP HD222
$7.71
TRIANG HORNBY R255 R355 0 4 0T NELLIE REFURB TRANSFER SET LHP HD222A
TRIANG HORNBY R255 R355 0 4 0T NELLIE REFURB TRANSFER SET LHP HD222A
$6.94
Bachmann trains HO Scale THE LAFAYETTE SET COLLECTORS SET NEW
Bachmann trains HO Scale THE LAFAYETTE SET COLLECTORS SET NEW
$129.99
TRIANG HORNBY R255 R355 R455 2 2 0T DRUMMOND LSWR BR C14 TRANSFER LHP HD222D
TRIANG HORNBY R255 R355 R455 2 2 0T DRUMMOND LSWR BR C14 TRANSFER LHP HD222D
$7.71
Vintage OO HO Scale Hornby Dublo Meccano Metal Swinging Gates Crossing
Vintage OO HO Scale Hornby Dublo Meccano Metal Swinging Gates Crossing
$20.00
Vintage OO HO Scale Metal 4 Switch Control Block Panel
Vintage OO HO Scale Metal 4 Switch Control Block Panel
$10.00
Hornby Item No R3445 BR Early WEST COUNTRY Class Camelford 34032 DRR 00 Gauge
Hornby Item No R3445 BR Early WEST COUNTRY Class Camelford 34032 DRR 00 Gauge
$179.99


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