Model railroading is truly a hobby for everyone! It offers tremendous fascination for anyone who has ever been interested in trains. Whether you are building a small table-top layout or a gigantic empire to fill your basement or backyard, you’ll find this hobby full of fascinating elements to capture and hold your interest.
Once you start building a model railroad, you’ll find it completely absorbing, relaxing and highly rewarding.You can spend as much or as little as you want to enjoy model railroading. The easiest way to start is to buy a ready-to-run train set at your local hobby shop. The set contains a locomotive, several cars, a loop of track and a power supply.
After you have the set, you will want to add cars and accessories. There are many simple but beautifully detailed car kits, buildings and accessories available to expand your train set. You may also want to add a locomotive or two to your new railroad operation. Some are ready-to-run, others can be easily assembled. Your local hobby dealer will show you a variety of magazines, books, and video tapes to help you get started building your layout. You will be amazed at the wide selection of products and assistance your dealer can provide.