Creating Landscapes for Model Trains

model railway shunting yard set on a desert landscape

Creating landscapes for model trains can be a fun and rewarding hobby. There are many different ways to approach this task, and the possibilities are endless. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the basics of creating landscapes for model trains. We’ll also provide some useful tips and advice on how … Read more

Finding a Place to Set Up a Model Train Permanently

Great model railway system with locomotives and trains and houses

When most people think about model trains, they imagine a child’s toy. However, for some people, model trains are a serious hobby. Model trains are among the best hobbies to relieve stress; that’s why a lot of people, mostly adults, still like building model trains. These enthusiasts often spend hours building and … Read more

Who was Robert Fulton?

Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton is an American artist, engineer, and inventor who transformed the transportation and travel industries and thereby speed up the Industrial Revolution.  Fulton was born on a small farm in Pennsylvania on November 14, 1765, to an Irish immigrant who was also named Robert and his wife Mary Smith of Oxford … Read more

How Big is the Hobby Industry?

the Hobby Industry

Whether it’s building train and plane models, taking outdoors adventures, learning a new skill, expanding your knowledge, doing something artistic or musical, or engaging in sports, having a hobby serves as an excellent way to maximize your spare time and break away from your daily routine, Not to mention the amazing benefits … Read more

Learn about the Fascinating History of Stevens Model Dockyard

Stevens Model Dockyard steam engine

The Stevens Model Dockyard was a company that produced mechanical and scientific novelties, founded by William Stevens located in Aldgate, London in 1843. The company issued its final catalog in 1927/28 and the business closed after more than 80 years in production. Although the Stevens Model Dockyard is probably best known for … Read more

Fun Machine Learning Projects for Tech Hobby Enthusiasts

A woman working on the computer

If you’re a lot of people, then you love learning about new technologies and playing around with them to see what they can do. If you’re also interested in machine learning, there are a lot of fun machine learning projects that you can try on your own! In this blog post, we’ll … Read more

Learn About the Hogwarts Express Train of Harry Potter

Hogwarts Express

Children at Hogwarts are accustomed to coming to school in several methods. Many flew on broomsticks, while some traveled in charmed buggies and, eventually, horses. The Ministry of Magic recommended utilizing a Muggle steam model train as a safe substitute to Portkeys or uncontrolled modes of transportation in 1827. Around 1830, the … Read more

Tips For Getting Started With Thomas The Tank Engine Toys

Choo–oo-oo!! Welcome aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine is coming! Thomas the Tank Engine is an anthropomorphic locomotive that travels the rails of Sodor, a fictional island. The long-running television series Thomas & Friends starring Thomas the Tank Engine. A children’s train set, such as Thomas the Tank Engine, Ivor the Engine from … Read more

Why Was Train Travel So Popular in the 1920s Era?

An old train from 1914

Even though the first train was invented in 1804, it wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that trains were launched as a locomotive. The speed of this first train was less than 10mph, which is 30 times less than the trains we travel in today.  Even before the 1920s, people … Read more

Tips for Turning My Garage into a Hobby Space

Man going through papers in the reading room

If you have been using the garage as a storeroom instead of parking your car, then it can be utilized for numerous reasons. You can convert your garage into a living room, guest room, gym room, track room, hobby room, etc. Most people use a garage as a house belonging to the … Read more