The Gift of a Trainset
At any age the gift of a Hornby Trainset is an introduction to the world of model railroading. There is an air of nostalagia to be shared, the smell of steam, the sound of whistle and the clickety clack of wheels over steel rails.
And the advantage is that with a trainset you can have it all in your own home, playroom, den or just bring it our when you want.
For many the initial set may satisfy the need to be part of one of the biggest hobbies in the world. For others it may be the start of a much longer journey.
Whether it starts with memories of days of steam, an excursion on preserved train pulled by a locomotives, Thomas and Friends stories and dvd's or a visit to a Model Railway Club Exhibition, its a great hobby to enjoy.
The desire to expand the trainset means more rolling stock, carriages and freight wagons, track and points, buildings and scenery and suddenly you have a railway layout.
Building the layout needs planning. How much room do you have. Is the layout going to be set up "permanently". What's the width of the largest curves, allow space outside that so the tracks are not right on the edge...Seek advice, check designs...its all part of the hobby.
Hornby has something for everyone. High tech models with digital control and sound to their Railroad series for the young beginner. But the place to start is with a trainset.
We hope your journey is full of fun.....