How to Get Started in Model Railroading

How to Get Started in Model Railroading

Model Trains - The Benefits of Model Railroading

Model Trains - The Benefits of Model Railroading

Model Trains - Introduction to Scales

Model Trains - Introduction to Scales

Model Trains - G Scale

Model Trains - G Scale

Model Trains - N Scale

Model Trains - N Scale

Model Trains - O Scale

Model Trains - O Scale

Model Trains - HO Scale

Model Trains - HO Scale

Model Trains - Setting Up Your First Train Set

Model Trains - Setting Up Your First Train Set

Model Trains - Additional Resources

Model Trains - Additional Resources

Model Trains - Additional Resources

Model Trains - Additional Resources

Model Trains - Setting Up Your First Train Set

Model Trains - Setting Up Your First Train Set

Model Trains - HO Scale

Model Trains - HO Scale

Model Trains - O Scale

Model Trains - O Scale

Model Trains - N Scale

Model Trains - N Scale

Model Trains - G Scale

Model Trains - G Scale

Model Trains - Introduction to Scales

Model Trains - Introduction to Scales

Model Trains - The Benefits of Model Railroading

Model Trains - The Benefits of Model Railroading

How to Get Started in Model Railroading

How to Get Started in Model Railroading

How to Get Started in Model Railroading

How to Get Started in Model Railroading

Model Trains - The Benefits of Model Railroading

Model Trains - The Benefits of Model Railroading

Model Trains - Introduction to Scales

Model Trains - Introduction to Scales

Model Trains - G Scale

Model Trains - G Scale

Model Trains - N Scale

Model Trains - N Scale

Model Trains - O Scale

Model Trains - O Scale

Model Trains - HO Scale

Model Trains - HO Scale

Model Trains - Setting Up Your First Train Set

Model Trains - Setting Up Your First Train Set

Model Trains - Additional Resources

Model Trains - Additional Resources

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Dave Swanson

Model Railroader, Competitive Intelligence Advertising

www.GreatestHobby.com  

630-279-513

David Swanson has been involved in model railroading for almost 40 years. He has been a key officer in many model railroad organizations including the Elmhurst Model Railroad Club(1974-1984), Great American Train Show(1985-2000), Great Midwest Train Show(1974-2006), Greenberg Train Shows(2003-2006), Great Train Expos(2004-2006) and the World's Greatst Hobby on Tour(2005-2009). He is currently executive director of the World's Greatest Hobby Program. He also owns and manages an advertising agency, Competitive Intelligence Advertising. He is a former middle manager for IBM. He has modeled for many years in N scale and specializes in passenger trains.

Model Trains - N Scale

Dave Swanson, Executive Director of The World's Greatest Hobby Program, discusses how to get started in model railroading including the N scale.

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Dave Swanson: Hi! I am Dave Swanson with the World's Greatest Hobby Program and we are helping you get started in model railroading. In this clip, we are going to look at N Scale model trains.

N Scale is the smallest of the common model train scales and allows you to put an off a lot of model railroad in a very small space. What you see running here is a Kato Amtrak Streamliner that looks like many of the streamliners that run in the U.

S. Today.

With N Scale, you have the advantage of putting a lot of model railroad in a small space. In fact, in a 2foot/4foot space, you can build a very nice starter model railroad. N Scales are good choice if you want to build expensive scenery or don't have a lot of space.

A wide variety of product is available in N Scale and it is the second most popular scale. N Scale products tend to be reasonably priced with many of the N Scale sets under $100 to $200 range and they have a surprising amount of detail for their size. Being small does make it a little less suitable for children as these models tend to be a little more delicate and it does require a little better eyesight and hand-eye coordination because they are smaller.

In our next clip, we are going to look at larger O Scale trains that have been around for generations and are frequently seen around the Christmas tree.