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    December 20, 2021 8:12 AM EST

    Model Train Sets
    Features of amateur railway modeling.
    Amateur railway modeling compares favorably with other types of modeling by its versatility and is not a purely technical creativity. Its various aspects, technical and artistic diversity allow a wide range of railway enthusiasts to find something to their liking and in accordance with their abilities.
    Large selection of Model Train Sets
    When creating a complex layout, an amateur modeler can manifest himself in various qualities, depending on his inclinations — as a designer, a layout designer, a decorator or an electronics engineer. It all depends on which of the elements on the layout the modeler will attach special importance to. An electronics specialist will be able to create on the layout a complex relationship between train movement and shunting work, an auto-locking system and auto-regulation of train speed. As a designer, the modeler will give preference to rolling stock models, as a layout designer - architectural and engineering structures. If an amateur modeler has the abilities of a decorator to a greater extent, then he will try to create a picture of the landscape on his layout, and passing trains will give this miniature railway the effect of reality.
    The wide and versatile possibilities of individual creativity contribute to the increasing popularity of railway modeling, which found its logical expression in the fact that in Europe, socialist countries began to hold international amateur competitions every year. These competitions are attended by modelers who have built replica models of locomotives, wagons, various railway structures, operating models. Models and layouts must be accurately executed in one of the scales accepted in international practice — 1:32, 1:45, 1:64, 1:87, 1:120, 1:160 or 1:220 natural size. In appearance, they should correspond as much as possible to their full-scale samples within the selected scale; have a good exterior finish that reproduces the color, texture of the exterior surfaces of the original, detailed detailing, good driving qualities with a speed corresponding to the scale.