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Athearn HO EMD Model 40, B&O #8853

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ATLAS HO SCALE LOCOMOTIVE BNSF " WARBONNET " #814 (GOLD SERIES) NIB
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CAT Motorized Construction Express Train Set Model 995676

CAT Motorized Construction Express Train Set Model 995676

  • Large scale train comes with on or off switch and chugs around the 14 feet of track
  • Included in the set is an engine, 2 flatbed cars carrying a dump truck, bulldozer, and wheel loader, freight car, and caboose
  • The 5 ‘ trains runs in forward and reverse with working headlights
  • For age 3 and above

Transport your equipment to the worksite with the CAT Construction Express Train. This large scale train comes with on/off switch and chugs around the 14 feet of track. Use the straight and curved pieces of track to create multiple layouts! Included in the set are an engine. 2 flatbed cars carrying a dump truck, bulldozer, and wheel loader, freight car, and caboose. The 5-ft train runs in forward and reverse with working headlights.

List Price: $ 45.35

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Athearn HO EMD Model 40, B&O #8853

$49.99
End Date: Friday May-4-2018 20:33:40 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
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ATLAS HO SCALE LOCOMOTIVE BNSF " WARBONNET " #814 (GOLD SERIES) NIB
$19.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Apr-30-2018 16:07:56 PDT
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When you start to plan your first model railroad layout, it is a good idea to work with a proven plan from a book or magazine. If you can initially focus on keeping your layout to a basic loop of track, which will allow you to set the train for continuous running, and then plan to add some sidings and spurs which will permit you to have your train ‘serve’ your model community.

The next decision for you to make is the selection of the best scale for your layout. This is where your personal preferences and a realistic assessment of your resources will come into play. If you have inherited some old trains or have got a train set as a gift, it makes sense to stick with that scale, for the time being at least. You can always change scales later, should your interests change.

For the hobbyist who is starting with no existing inventory, this is the time for a visit your nearest hobby shop that specializes in trains. Have the sales staff demonstrate the various scale available and listen to his recommendations based on your preferences. You will quickly discover that each scale has advantages and disadvantages. For a modeller with limited space for a layout, N scale may be the solution. It also has the perspective that will allow you to have the scenery be the focal point of your layout. If you are more interested in a large variety of product to choose from, consider working in HO scale. If you have the space and financial resources, selecting S or G scales may be more to your liking. The trains are sufficient large to dominate your layout..

As you gain experience operating your train, you will find that certain aspects will appeal to yo9u more than others. You may get more pleasure from making up the trains and delivering rolling stock to the various factories and warehouses on your layout. You might find that the challenge of setting a schedule and ensuring that all of the trains ‘run on time’ is where you get your enjoyment. Then there are modellers who simply like to open the throttle and watch trains navigate the layout. The style of layout and the features you incorporate into it will be based on your preferences.

While the scenery may give you some concern in its complexity, you will find that it can be much like real life landscaping. Scenery is the main feature of any layout that will help you to convert a group of toys into a miniature representation of an actual rail line. The effort you expend on detailing your scenery will pay off significantly. And always remember, if the initial results are not satisfactory, it’s easy to try again.

James Doan is the proprietor of Mr. Kipling’s Workshop. Visit this informative portal into the fascinating hobby of scale modelling. Host to the local club, Orangeville Scale Modellers, the website offers articles on modelling, and a forum for visitors to participate in the exchange of information.

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