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Model Trains A New Hobby? Model Railroading Clubs Can Help!

Mar 28, 2008
If you're familiar with any hobbies, you likely know that many hobbies have associated clubs at which you can meet people interested in the same thing. This is also the case with model railroading. Around the world, there are hundreds of clubs where train hobbyists can learn from each other and share.

Some of these clubs even specialize in specific things. Some specialize on prototyping real life railroads, others focus on certain scales, etc. All clubs have one thing in common- their love for model trains and their desire to learn more about it.

Most experienced and inexperienced model railroad enthusiasts will find they will learn a lot by joining a club. Likewise, if you are experienced, newer members would be happy to learn a lot from you.

There are many sources online for model railraods, and many popular railroading clubs, some of which include:

rcsource.hobbypeople.net/link/train001.htm www.tfs.net/~jashaw/rrclubs/clubs.html www.archaeolink.com/model_railroads.htm

Whether you're interested in protoyping real-world railway lines, collecting antique or hard-to-find equipment, or just setting up a simple layout to enjoy with your kids, you'll find a club that will suit your needs.

You might want to check with your local club to see is they are expecting to do any upcoming demonstrations. They often will have exhibits at fairs and other events.

By attending an event, you can talk to some of the members in person, and will likely be impressed by what you see at the demonstation!
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