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O (1:48 Scale) A History

O Scale in the United States can be traced back to 1915. At the time, it was the smallest available scale compared to the Standard Gauge trains of the era. Now considered the largest of the traditional indoor model railroading scales, it’s large size and durable models make it the perfect scale for introducing young newcomers into the hobby.

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    5 Easy Maintenance Tips for Smooth Operation

    One of the great things about model railroading is the ever-increasing durability of available products. Most new or recent locomotives, rolling stock, and track, will likely yield many years of enjoyable use, with minimal maintenance required. However, to ensure a long lifespan for your collection, some basic TLC will always be needed. By keeping on top of a few easy but essential…

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  • The History of the New York Central Railroad

    The History of the New York Central Railroad

    Operating across the Great Lakes and Northeastern regions of the United States, the New York Central Railroad (NYC) served as a primary trunk route from Boston and New York to the Midwest and Chicago. Along with other large railroads such as the Pennsylvania and Union Pacific, it is generally regarded as one of the greatest railroads in US history.

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  • Era Focus: Modeling the Pioneer Age

    Era Focus: Modeling the Pioneer Age

    A few months ago we outlined the basic hallmarks of the 5 key eras of railroading history. In this new series, we’ll be taking a closer look into 4 of these eras, examining what types of rolling stock, locomotives, industries, and scenery items would best fit these periods on your model railroad. For our first article, we’re going to look at what makes a Pioneer Era (1860-1910) layout.

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