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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by mark, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. mark

    mark Member

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    Does anyone have any websites that are good for getting information on model railroading. I found a couple but they are really not broad in scope nor specific enough for me. I am looking for a site where I can get most questions answered with a click of the button(mouse). Thanks Mark:)
  2. jmarksbery

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    Just ask away Mark, you'll get all your questions answered here and more to. Welcome aboard, Jim :rolleyes:
  3. mark

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    thanks jim,
    if i had anything specific i would ask, but just wanted to do a little reading. and didnĀ“t want to pay for the book and shipping.
  4. mnguy

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    Hello Mark,
    I suppose the NMRA org site and Model Railroader magazine site might be good to start with. (http://www.nmra.org/ and http://www.trains.com/maghomepage/maghomepage.asp?idMagazine=3)

    After that, you might want to try going to some of the online forums (such as this one, and http://www.Atlasrr.com, http://www.railroad-line.com, and http://www.railroad.net to name a few) and use the "search" feature to look up specific questions. Keywords like "design", "benchwork", "turnouts", "DCC", can provide you with a wealth of info, opinions, reviews, and advice.

    Of course, www.google.com is also a great resource. I use it a lot when folks talk about an engine I'm not familiar with and I want to see a picture of it.

    Finally, visit some of the forums, and start reading through the topics. Whenever you find someone who has left a URL link to their own page, click off on a cyber side trip to it. Amazing whats in the ether.

    Good luck!!