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Explore The Wonder Of Backyard Track Trains
If you have ever wanted a project that will allow you to either explore what it means to be a hobbyist or bring out your inner child then the good news is that there is just such a project – building a backyard track train set.
This project allows individuals with aspirations of owning their own train (OK – it’s usually a 1/8th scale model) to don their train drivers cap and toot their own horn so to speak. The backyard train sets, on their own tracks allow the builder and in many cases passengers to ride on the miniature train, along with a number of passengers.
These train sets can be either permanent or feature removable train tracks – so for those who still want to enjoy a pristine yard, but have a hankering for a bit of fun these backyard train sets are ideal as a DIY project. For those with small children a project like this could put you in line for a “Dad of the Year’ award from the kids.
There are also those who are both model and train enthusiasts who want to explore the installation of a backyard railroad as a project in keeping with their interests. For these enthusiasts scale models of existing trains are available and can be purchased as easy to assemble kits featuring gas powered, diesel powered, electric or even steam powered locomotives.
In addition to the locomotives there are a number of different versions of rolling stock that are available from a number of manufacturers in the United States and elsewhere in the world. These scale models of rolling stock can include cabooses, Boxcars and tank cars. These additions to the rolling stock can be fitted with padded seats to make the experience of riding the backyard track train more enjoyable for all concerned.
There are also versions of the backyard trains that are used at country fairs and amusement parks across the country. For those wishing to obtain an income from these captive track train sets there is the option of buying all the components in kit form. There is also the option of ordering the set from a supplier who will set it up ready to start earning an income from day one.
Should the operator wish to expand the track there are also additional tracks and ties that are available for order.
For those with an interest in trains from the golden era of rail transport there are a number of heritage trains and associated rolling stock that are available. These are painted to closely resemble the classic trains and rolling stock of yesteryear and will prove a delight not only for the hobby enthusiast, but also for those who appreciate fine craftsmanship. More modern sets are also available.
The building and maintenance of these backyard track trains is a labor of love for those who operate them, however it is a love that can be shared with both children and adults who will delight in the sights and sounds of the railroad – if if they are offered in scale model form.