O Scale Model Railroad: Choosing a Train Set
By: Stuart Smith
If you are new to the world of model train building, you are probably a little confused about where to begin with your layout. After all, there is a wealth of information on all the different possible ways to arrange things, to set up the switching layout and the station layout and on and on. You must make decisions regarding the scenery and the types of trains too. Before you rush out to buy a large amount of model train pieces and scenery, or plan an entire town- even before you build the table for your model railroad set, you should decide what scale you want to work in. Scale will really determine what you need, the amount of space you will do it in, and what kind of scenery you will have.