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Garden railroading combines a love of trains and gardening. Garden railroads typically use G scale models and take up more space than most people have indoors.



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Because of their size and rugged construction, G scale trains are ideal for young children, making garden railroading a great outdoor hobby the whole family can enjoy.



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Toy train collections can be as small as one set or large enough to fill entire rooms. The collection shown here has taken a lifetime to create.



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Because O scale trains are big and easy to handle, they are a great way to introduce young children to model railroading. Many O scale trains come equipped with sound making them more appealing to train fans of all ages.



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Many model trains also feature great play value. Kids can interact with the trains by uncoupling cars, dumping logs, or loading barrels at the push of a button.



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Model trains are an ideal way for children to use their imaginations fostering creativity.



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The Turtle Creek layout, featured in the January 2003 issue of Model Railroader magazine, is a good first layout project for the whole family.



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Even on a model railroad this small, you can have dramatic scenery. This little 4 x 8 foot HO scale layout features the rugged mountain landscape of Colorado.



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This modern Southern Pacific diesel is just one example of the many new exciting products available to model railroaders.



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Brightly colored models and animated accessories make building and operating a toy train layout just as much fun as collecting the trains themselves!



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Here are Santa Fe War Bonnet F units in each scale. Starting on the left, the smallest locomotive is in Z scale (1:220 proportion). Next from the left is N scale (1:160 proportion), then HO scale (1:87 proportion),and S scale (1:64 proportion). The next largest locomotive is O scale (1:48 proportion) and the largest is in G scale (approximately a 1:29 proportion).




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