Hobby Basics

LEGO provides a bridge between hobbies
Published: October 27, 2011
O gauge rolling stock is made in a variety of scale sizes, but the gauge is uniform. Confused? Watch this video.
Published: September 29, 2011
O gauge track is made in a variety of styles. Watch this informative video introduction to the many different track choices available to toy train model railroaders.
By Bob Keller
Published: September 29, 2011
There's a lot of O gauge track systems out there. Which one is right for you? This informative video covers the different brands currently on the market.
Published: September 29, 2011
There comes a time when most model railroaders find they have different brands of track for various reasons. Bob tells you how to use them all in this beginner's tip.
Published: September 29, 2011
In this snapshot video, Bob discusses brass locomotives then and now. Modern improvements have made them run as good as they look.
Published: September 29, 2011
This short subscriber-only video illustrates our July issue Tips, Tools, & Techniques column.
Published: May 12, 2010
Your toy train destination in Arizona!
Published: January 28, 2010
In this interview our Focus On Classics expert quizzes John Grams and Terry Thompson on their Retro Railroad
Published: July 13, 2009
The final touch on our project railroad, The Cascade & Timber Trail Ry. was the construction of an operating log dump. After all, where would a logging camp be without one!
By Bob Keller
Published: June 12, 2009
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