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Introduction to New Railway Modellers



 

I have produced this website to aid people new to the hobby of model railways. When I started building my own model railway I found that there was very little information out there for the beginner and lots of jargon. I found that modelling books and magazines were mainly catering for experienced modellers, with little attempt to encourage new people in to this hobby.  

 

This website will hopefully give you all the information that you need to produce your first small scale railway like the one I made below:

Model Railway Layout - Built by a beginner

For your first attempt I would advise a simple oval layout, with a little bit of everything in it so you can gain experience. Joining a local modelling club is very useful as they can give you lots of free advice and ideas and it is a very good way of meeting new people. Many modelling clubs have websites so try searching for one in your area.

 

After you have mastered the basics you should start reading the more experienced modelling books and magazines. By then you will understand all the lingo and have the skills to create a first class layout. 

 

If you have any good hints and tips or if you need some advice on something not mentioned, feel free to Email me at info@newrailwaymodellers.co.uk



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