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Fleischmann Model Trains-The Model Railroaders First Choice

If your new to model railroading one of the first decisions you'll make is the selection of a manufacturer for the trains and accessories which will become the focal point of your layout. One of the better choices is Fleischmann model trains.

 
PRLog - Dec. 6, 2010 - LAKEWOOD, Calif. -- Trying to decide on a choice for a hobby can be a little challenging because there are so many to select from. One can simplify this task if your desire is to find a pastime which will allow you to be creative, and involve yourself with an activity that you can share with friends and family. Model railroading certainly meets these criteria and is also recognized as “the world’s greatest hobby.”

After deciding on the model train scale that you want to build your layout around your next step will be to make a trip to your local model train hobby shop. Before you actually leave the comfort of your home to buy your very first model trains and accessories you must choose a manufacturer whose products appeal to you most. One of the better choices is Fleischmann model trains.

This company has definitely been around for awhile and has an excellent history of manufacturing products of the highest quality. Located in Germany with it’s doors to the public opening in 1887, Fleischmann’s first efforts focused on creating a variety of different types of toys. It wasn’t until 1949 that it introduced it’s first model train which was the O scale, and then the HO scale in 1952, followed by what is known as their Piccolo N scale in 1969.

If Fleischmann has an edge on it’s competitors it is in knowing that model railroaders have always had a strong desire to control the operation of the trains which they run in their layouts. Fleischmann’ introduction of their Ho scale train at Nuremburg Toy Fair was predicated on the premise of giving model train hobbyist the freedom to determine the direction of model train technology in advance.

For the Ho model, Fleischmann introduced what is known as two rail DC, whose primary characteristic is it’s durable metal tracks. These tracks have been perfected over the years and continue to be a first choice by model railroaders world wide as is Fleischman’s Ho scale train. In fact, the Ho scale is without question the scale that is most frequently selected by hobbyist at all levels of experience. The decision by Fleischmann to manufacture Ho scale trains speaks strongly to their market intuitiveness as it relates to it’s competitive posture in the model railroading industry.

It may be true that Fleischmann produces a limited number of scales, but the companies choice to manufacture certain model train scales demonstrates a clear understanding of which scales are most desirable by hobbyist who are committed to this pastime.

Another excellent example would be their N scale Piccolo model train. The scale size is typically 1:148 smaller than the actual real life prototype. This size translates to a perfect choice for model train hobbyist who have limited space for their layouts. Not only does this smaller scale allow hobbyist to create their layouts on a much grander scale, the size of the N scale reflects a higher degree of detail. The only drawback is that this is not a scale which would be recommended for children as the scale size would make handling difficult.

Fleischmann continues to be at the forefront of the model railroading industry because of it’s attention to detail with it’s products and also their durability.

For more information about Fleischmann Model Trains visit:http://modeltraintipsandadvice.com/fleishmann-model-trains/

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About http://www.modeltraintipsandadvice.com: The author and owner of this website, Elliot Davenport has been a model train enthusiast for several years, and enjoys devoting his time to teaching others about this amazing pastime. He offers some indispensable free resources at his website that include a 12 day mini-course, which was specifically written for the beginner and intermediate hobbyist, and a popular weekly model railroading newsletter. Also, his new second edition of "The Definitive Guide To Model Trains" is one of the best e-books available on this subject, and will guide you every step of the way in building the model train layout of your dreams.

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