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Model train building has been a hobby that has fascinated both adults and children alike since the invention of these wonderful machines. In today’s age of gaming consoles, highly stressed work environments and dysfunctioning families, building and enjoying a model train together can be a great way to guarantee some quality time for the whole [...]

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Deepwoods Software just released a new version of the Model Railroad System (ver 2.1.9) a few days ago. If you’re using their software, this latest update fixes a couple of bugs, one fairly significant one with the Time Table code.
If you’re not using it and don’t mind getting into some fairly technical stuff, both on [...]

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Atlas Model Railroad Co. will distribute four new Masterpiece Ho model vehicles in August , 2007, in three different paint and body schemes each. All of these prototypically correct ready to go models will be priced at between $14.95 and $16.95. Here’s a look at what’s coming down the pike!
Austro Daimler – Three models, the [...]

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While this story certainly tugs at your emotions, it got me to thinking about the changing nature of the business hobby shop owner find themselves in these days. While Wold’s Hobbies during their 30 years of serving their community certainly made an impact, serving even second and third generation modelers, Chet Wold’s statement that ‘the [...]

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It’s funny how you can overlook something for so long and all of a sudden it just clicks into place for you.
I was poking around on www.ztrains.com today – which is an excellent place to learn more about Z scale model trains, by the way – and something jumped out at me.
One of the more [...]

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The 2007 Blue Mountains Convention of the Australasian Region of the NMRA will be held on Saturday, October 6th, 2007 in Wentworth Falls, NSW from 8 AM to around 9PM.
There will be several workshops and clinics, as well as a bring and buy table, Modeling Contest, ladies program (bus tour of the local Blue Mountains [...]

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Walking into Purkey’s Toy Trains in Sykesville, Maryland is like stepping back in time. Wiley Purkey spent much time and effort restoring his store to it’s original state in 1878, and this is where he houses his model trains supply shop. He sells everything from ready-to-go model trains to a liquid to make your locomotive [...]

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The 2007 Mod-Continent Region’s Regional Convention and Train Show will be held on Saturday August 4th from 8:30 AM  to 2 PM at the Lenexa Community Center in Lenexa, Kansas.
This year’s meet is filled with activity, with a special emphasis on the model contest. If you have a model (or as many as you choose) [...]

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Well, one that’s actually running now and a few others that are upcoming…
The Rocky Mountain Division Train Collectors Association 53rd National Convention – A huge event lasting from 6/23 to 7/1, the main model railroad show is on the 29th and 30th. The show is located in Westminster, Colorado, and is breathtaking in scope. Truly [...]

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Three model train events are coming up the weekend of June 23-24, and if they happen to be in your area you may want to get out see what’s happening!
The 4th Annual North Carolina Rail Fair will be held Saturday, June 23rd at the Metrolina Expo Center (building 1) 7100 Statesville Rd in Charlotte NC [...]

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