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Making a working model of  Levitating Train Part 1
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Hey friends I just chanced upon a really nice way to make a working model of a train that really works only on magnets. It is called levitating trains. This is based on the principles of magnets repelling and attracting like and opposite poles. These trains do not make any noise and are faster as there is less friction involved. They just need a...

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A true wonder
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A true wonder

Aug 23, 2014 by

Having to make a trip to Germany a few weeks ago, i finally got a chance to visit what i believe is the holy grail of modelling – the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg. For those of you not in the know, the Miniatur Wunderland was created in 2001, constantly being updated and expanded it is the largest model railway collection in the world. It...

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Models on display
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Models on display

Aug 23, 2014 by

  I love seeing even the most basic model train display, it returns me to my childhood when my father and I would make a special outing once a year to a nearby town for their annual show. With my hand in his he would point out carriages from places I had only ever read about in books, sometimes explaining some tehnical detail or...

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A brief history
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A brief history

Aug 23, 2014 by

I thought i’d start this site with a small introduction to the history of model trains. So many of us have been modelling since childhood, but know little about the background. Train modelling is almost as old as the era of steam trains themselves. Beginning in the 1840s with carpet railways – crude reproductions of engines that required no tracks, running on simple steam...

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