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How I make a Model Railroad

by

Paul Templar

 

TRAINS ---- THE ULTIMATE HOBBY.

THIS IS A VOYAGE INTO EXPANDING A RAILROAD. 

ITíS ON GOING MISSION 

TO EXPLORE STRANGE NEW ALCOVES. 

TO SEEK OUT NEW PLACES, AND NEW AREAíS TO MODEL. 

TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO TRAIN HAS GONE BEFORE.

I  had started modelling at the tender age of seven with one O - scale BING (wish I still had it) 0-6-0 clockwork. (Come to think of it, it never ever did stall at a turnout) Anyway, the fascination with laying track all over the place has never really left me. I can still remember my mother (Bless her) stating I could use the spare bed room to run the trains, as she never used it much. I was over the moon, I could leave the tracks down for as long as I wanted, come home from school and run trains. Wrong! - My dear mother meant I could use the room, not infest it with tracks. The law was laid down, I could run trains, but afterwards, remove the tracks before bedtime. (Oh dear, those days were very hard for a seven year old.)

In the immortal words of Sherlock Holmes - When you have explored all avenues of possibilities, what ever remains, how ever improbable, must be the answer. - Okay, Iíve explored all avenues of possibilities in model railroading, looked at the remains of many a torn down railroad, thought how improbable it would be to better the last layout, then come up with the right answer. 

Yep, the bug is still with me, and I do still like to explore the possibilities of laying new track from time to time. So for those who are just starting out in this great hobby, I will try and explain how I made my model railroads.

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