Building a train display requires mending several different mediums together, such as electrical, bench work and track work. The models of the cities and environment all have to be customized to fit properly on the space provided. All in all, building a professional looking train display takes a lot of space, time and money.
Before building any track, understanding how these work is a must. These trains will be riding through hills and curves, so the tracks have to be properly measured in order to ensure the train actually stays on the track. Become familiar with wiring. All the lights, gates and electrical devices have to be wired somewhere. Also have an eye for detail, because if the scenery does not look good, the rest of the track will not as well. Use these following instruction to build a basic train track.
- Build an electrical plan
- Build the bench work and trackwork
- Build the environment
- Mount the trains
These trains require electrical power. So build a control panel and properly layout and wire the system to the frame of the track.
Build a solid platform to host all of the tracks and scenery.
Begin constructing buildings and scenery, such as animals and mountains.
Choose the trains that will be used with the track.