Tips For Buying Your First Model Train Set

Written by Robert Anderson

When getting started in model trains, don't get put off by allrepparttar different scales on offer. Model train scales are really very simple. When deciding what scale train set to purchase, just keep in mind that O, S, HO and N arerepparttar 145071 most common scales in use. Of those, HO isrepparttar 145072 most widely used scale.

The best way to get started is purchase a 'starter train set'. These starter model train sets are designed to giverepparttar 145073 beginner everything he or she needs to get up and running. Starter train sets contain allrepparttar 145074 basics: a locomotive, cars, track and accessories. As far as cost; starter train sets are usuallyrepparttar 145075 best value for money, becauserepparttar 145076 model train set manufacturers use them as bait to lure new people and get them hooked on model trains.

Why HO Scale Trains Are A Popular Choice

HO (pronounced “H-Oh”) scale isrepparttar 145077 most popular model railroading scale and that's why there is generally a wider selection of accessories available including locomotives and rolling stock. The model train manufacturers really produce and cater forrepparttar 145078 large HO market because most modelers prefer a middle-of-the-road size. But, although HO scale is convenient for most people, it is difficult to run 50-car trains on even medium-sized HO scale layouts.

Building a Simple Book Shelf

Written by Dave Markel

This simple but functional book shelf is easy to build and makes a great confidence builder before moving on to a more complex project.The overall dimensions of this book shelf are 66” x 36” x 8-1/2”. This shelf is made from 2” x 10” spruce that is planned to 1-1/4” thick and ripped to 8-1/2” wide.

Shelves The four shelves receive dados to acceptrepparttar vertical members. These dados are ¼” deep and 1-1/4” wide withrepparttar 145055 outside cheeks 7” from each end. These dados can be milled a number of ways, in this case a router with a straight cutting bit was used. However, a stacked dado blade can be used with a radial arm saw to make them as well.

Vertical Members There are 6 vertical members that determinerepparttar 145056 height of each shelf. With this planrepparttar 145057 shelves are all evenly spaced butrepparttar 145058 height of each shelf can be adjusted to fit you specific needs. The dimensions ofrepparttar 145059 vertical members are 9-7/8” x 8-1/2” x 1-1/4” and accounts forrepparttar 145060 dado atrepparttar 145061 top and bottom.

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