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Model train show draws 1,500 to Kingston
KINGSTON — The mid-Hudson's love affair with trains both big and small is chugging along strong. The evidence is the line to get into the Kingston Model Train and Railroad ... it's back on track. "That's because it's a family-oriented hobby and it's ...
Model enthusiasts talk trains in Jackson
Tom Dick said the biggest change in model trains is digital technology. Trains can be programmed on laptop computers. He said all his trains are capable of running two on a track ... said the railroad hobby can be as modern or as old-fashioned as one ...
Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association’s home tour ready to roll
More than half of the 300 tickets for the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association's fifth model railroad home tour set for 9 a.m. to ... And besides, who doesn't enjoy watching a train running around the track?” he said. Sheats said all of the homes ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...