Mini trains are typically seen inside of someone`s home or other building. One of the most popular ways to display these trains is by having them circle a Christmas tree or other decorative. Many homeowners choose to display their toy trains year round. However, it is not often that you see a mini train display outdoors. This is because many mini train owners are worried that their trains will become damaged or even stolen.
However, there are a variety of toy train systems that are specifically designed to be installed outdoors, and you can get a glimpse into some of the hottest mini train systems on the market for sale.
Understand How To Arrange Your Backyard Mini Train System
Before you start inviting people over to view your mini train set, you will need to ensure that your system is installed in a secure location. It is also important that the train set is placed on level ground. There are creative ways you can add the mini train set to your landscape. You can add it to your outdoor garden, or you can design a garden around your train set.
You will not need a lot of equipment at the start of your outdoor mini train system. The minimal equipment you will need is:
?A single track
?2-3 pieces of rolling rock
After you have your equipment, you can begin the process of digging a trench about three inches deep that will allow track route to follow it without any problems. You will then need to fill the trench with sand, lay the tracks and then add more sand to help keep the track in place. This process will help to ensure that your track is laid on level ground. Once you have completed this process, you can then move forward to the exciting part of choosing your outdoor mini train set.
Lionel Silver Bell Express
The Lionel Corporation is an iconic name in the model/mini train industry, and any locomotive in their Silver Bell Express line would be a welcomed addition to your holiday display. Your display will quickly become the most memorable part of the holiday season.
The trained are painted with beautiful shimmers of frosty silver and blue, and comes complete with a musical version of many holiday song favorites. The hand painted details make this set look like it just Santa`s workshop. This set can be purchased for a few hundred dollars, but you may be able to buy it from an auction/discount website for less.
If you are looking for an alternative to the Silver Bell Express Line, the G Scale Hooker Modern Tank Car can give your set a contemporary look with a classic feel. The locomotive is extremely strong and it has the ability to pull several cars at once. You even have the option of adding water to the tank to create that familiar steam engine effect.
You can find mini trains for sale on auction sites, collector sites and manufacturer sites. With wise shopping and durable construction, you can design the ultimate wonderland in your yard.