Model trains must be one of the oldest and most awe inspiring hobbies for both young and old. These miniature trains have captured the imagination of people all over the world for many years.
Many model train builders spend hours of their time and do not spare any expense on pursuing this hobby. It becomes all engrossing and affords many happy hours to the hobbyist.
There are so many models of trains coming from so many different eras that you can never run out of ideas for new projects. When one project is done usually the idea for the next project is already in place!
I have seen the faces of children where these model trains have been exhibited. They are a joy to behold. They do not delight children alone but people of all ages.
Many model train builders have made friends all over the world because of this hobby. These hobbyists are always looking for contacts where they can exchange information. There is a lot of information around which makes it more interesting and of course more of a challenge.
There seems to be enough suppliers around where you can obtain starter kits and various parts you require. The real challenge is of course when parts have to be made by you or sourced from some supplier far from your home town.
Once the love for model trains has bitten you, you will never look back and very few people that started this hobby will stop without any good reason. They will probably carry on right into old age!
I hope that you will thoroughly enjoy the information that I have taken great pleasure in putting together for you.