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What are some layout ideas for model trains?

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Basic layout ideas for model trains include arranging the tracks in a continuous loop, point to point or from one station. Another possible arrangement is the out-and-back, where the train leaves a station and goes through a reversing loop. Other layout factors to consider are theme, locale and era.

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Popular themes for a model railroad layout design are coal trains running through the Appalachian Mountains, locomotives transporting logs and passenger trains carrying people from one place to another. A good layout has a sense of location, wherein the model train can run like Union Pacific or ATSF locomotives. For a sense of realism, make sure that other design elements of the railroad layout coincide with the era or time period in which the model train operated.

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