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Model Railroad Terminology For Beginners

Model Railroad Terminology For Beginners

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Beginners guides to Model railroading. For all different types of Railroad models, check out this site http://32bd7g0lxonqbqf71ypwyaqe6s.hop.clickbank.net/
Beginners guides to Model railroading. For all different types of Railroad models, check out this site http://32bd7g0lxonqbqf71ypwyaqe6s.hop.clickbank.net/

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 ==== ====Beginner Model Railroading Ideas. Best Members Only model train club. See what we offer!http://b1d827za5ksm6x77y2dsu1rafw.hop.clickbank.net/  ==== ====Model railroads can be play toys, but they can also be a lifelong hobby. Just as every occupationhas its own specific terminology, so does every hobby. Model railroading is no different. Many ofthe terms used in railroading are also used in the modeling world, but there are also some termsthat are unique to the world of the model railroad. To a beginner just starting out, the terminology may seem as strange as a foreign language;understanding that language can be the key to enjoying and being a successful modeler. Whetheryou consider your models a long term pastime, or short-term play toys, understanding the lingothat goes with them is a must. Here then, are some of the terms a model railroad beginner may encounter, with a brief definition. NMRA is the National Model Railroad Association, an organization of railroad modelers dedicatedto advancing scale model railroading, and providing education, standards, and advocacy. In the modeling world, a Prototype is the real life object, in this case, a train, on which the model isbased. Scale is the ratio of the model to the prototype. The most common scales are HO (1:87), N(1:160), and Z (1:220). A Train Set is a set that has everything a beginner modeler needs: an engine, cars, track, andpower pack. A Shake the Box Kit refers to the most simple model kit, where very little assembly isrequired, as does Ready-to-Run. Kit Bashing, or Kit Mingling, is when a modeler uses parts ofdifferent kits to make an original model. Building a model railroad without the use of any kit iscalled 'Scratch-building'. Layout is the setting of a model railroad, including the train, track, buildings, and landscape. AnAccess Area is an opening or space in a railroad layout that allows a person to reach an area ofthe layout that would otherwise be unreachable. Railroad tracks are made of Rails, which are the t-shaped parts of the tracks that are laid end-toend in parallel lines, and Ties, which are the cross bars that attach to the rails. Flextrack is a flexible track that can be cut to size to create either straight or curved track. Once itis nailed in place, the track firms up. The rocks that hold tracks in place are called Ballast; in themodeling world, it also helps reduce noise. The Roadbed is the groundwork on which the railroadtracks are laid. It is often made from cork or foam, both of which can be purchased in hobby orcraft stores. Models or layouts may call for white glue, which is a water-based glue (such as Elmer's), and is

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