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Model enthusiasts talk trains in Jackson
With the amount of time kids spend playing Xbox games such as “Call of Duty” and “Modern Warfare,” it’s possible that if they saw a model train, they’d be inclined ... a new member with the club, said the railroad hobby can be as modern or ...
Model train displays a holiday mainstay
"At the time, it was one of the more high-tech toys," Kocher said. "We didn't have cell phones, video games and computers, so model trains were our version of the iPad." In Penn Hills, people often satisfy their sense of holiday railroad nostalgia by ...
From Thomas the Tank to Nscale empires: Model trains continue to enthral
At least that’s the wish of people like Jim Watson, who count themselves among the band of lifelong model railroad ... is one hobby where a mentor is practically required,” he said. “Many see our hobby as big kids playing with toy trains, but to ...
Fifth-grade model train enthusiasts to play hosts on home tour
The Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association's fifth annual Model Railroad Home Tour will be held ... Checks should include phone number and email address. Train tracks, horn blasts and flashing lights signal the hobby that absorbs Mark Cox and twin sons ...
Toy Train Show A Big Hit
We have thousands of trains at home. Me and dad are train lovers," said a very excited Hank Genung. Nearly two hundred vendors took part in the 2nd annual Quad Cities Model Railroad and Memorabilia ... are involved in the hobby or at least support their ...
How To: Collect Model Trains
It’s not terribly difficult to see why collecting model trains (and building their accompanying railroads) has remained such a popular hobby for over 100 years ... generally sparked by that very first toy train received from their Aunt Gladys or Uncle ...