Whether you've been in the hobby for years, or are just getting started, there are certain questions that always come up. The questions are common, but the answers are not always simple. Click on the links below to get started. If you don't see the answers you're looking for here, consider posting your question to the forum where your fellow modelers can help.
Model trains come in many different sizes, or scales, the best one is up to each modeler. Find your answer here.
Whether you're a serious collector, or just curious about that old train in the attic, learn the places to go for an honest and accurate appraisal.
Minimum curve radius is an essential question in every track plan. Not only the scale, but the prototype and theme of your model railroad play an important role as well.
Like curves, the grades of a model railroad are an important part of any plan. Although models may be able to handle steeper grades than the prototype, both perform better when grades are planned carefully with operations in mind.
Whether your train won't stay on the track, stalls frequently or just won't run at all, learn troubleshooting and maintenance techniques to find and fix most common problems.