Introduction to New Railway
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:
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