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From the Hobby Minded Engineer to the Dedicated Model Train Designer...I Love Toys and Trains has everything you need or can imagine.

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I Love Toys and Trains has every child's dream in mind for your holiday shopping needs. Our high quality toys and hobby related items will spark the imagination of your child and bring smiles on your festive family event!

Visit our convenient store location of New Buffalo or you can shop our store online!

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Our storefront and online store is perfect for your gift ideas

We take pride in knowing that I Love Toys and Trains can make gift ideas something wonderful to all those you are shopping for. Whether it is for a child or adult, our store makes smiles and amazement a wonderful sight to see!

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    Conveniently located in the heart of New Buffalo, Michigan. There is plenty of parking and is easy to find.

    16 S. Smith Street
    New Buffalo, MI 49117

    Call us at: 1.269.469.6811

    Hours of Operation: Mon-Saturday 9am to 8pm

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    New Buffalo, MI 49117

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Railway Design

Building a model railroad is a great family-oriented hobby. Everyone can get involved and everyone can participate "together".

If you've made it this far, you're probably already interested in building a model railroad for some reason. But maybe you're still on the fence. After all, a model railroad requires an investment in time, money, and energy.

It's Educational

You probably don't want to tell your kids, but Model Railroading can be very educational. You can learn a whole range of things:Basic Carpentry, Electrical Skills, Economics, Artistic Techniques and much more...

It's Social

Model Railroading can be a very social hobby. It's a great way to meet new people. There are clubs and associations (such as the NMRA) that you can join. These clubs run the whole range, from swapping stories to teaching skills to each other, to actually building and running a permanent model railroad.

User Research

As you get more interested in model railroading, you might decide to build more accurate models. These important Skills will determine the quality of your model railway presentation:

  • The Real Things
  • How it was built
  • How it used & operated
  • Logical thinking & planning
  • Building & Layouts
  • and much, much more
  • The Real Things
  • How it was built
  • How it used & operated
  • Logical thinking & planning
  • Building & Layouts
  • and much, much more

Model railroading is an activity of constant improvement and learning. From that, we often learn that the true gratification is not in attaining the goal, but the journey we take to get there.

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TTime: We live in a culture of "instant gratification". Model Railroading is anything but instant gratification. It takes time and patience to get your railway up and running.

EEnthusiasm: From novice model railroader to Master Model Railroader (MMR), logical thought and planning are important. Everything from figuring out the right steps for building a kit to designing a layout to developing an operating plan for your railroad all require logical thought and planning.

MMoney: It is also a hobby that can last a life-time. Many people in the hobby started when they were kids and it stayed with them. Budgeting the right layout and costs are essential.

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Always remember! You can also then go back and work on things some more, spend more time. You can perfect your skills over the course of years. And as you perfect your skills, you go back and look at the things you did in the past and say "it was good then, but I know I can do better now"; what was great two years ago is barely acceptable last year, and this year it's sub-standard.

Workplace

  • Space Layout
  • Proper Tools
  • Safety
  • Patient Skills
  • Attention to Details
  • Having Fun!

Time to Get Started

Model Railroads themselves require a bit of engineering to construct. We don't want the benchwork to collapse or the electrical wiring to burst into flames! This is self-evident. But we can also learn a bit of engineering by studying the prototypes for the models we are building.

A safe workplace is essential for your model railway to succeed. It is important that ever step of your design, from paper to operation is laid out in detail. Your successful and operational railway depend on your patience and persistence.

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Railway Display

Well all that hard work is ready to pay off. It is a fantastic feeling of accomplishment once your long-awaited project is ready to run on that open track. Beautiful time to fire up those engines!

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Check Your Work!

Once you have completed your project. Go over it a few times to make sure everything is staged correctly before showing it off. Troubleshoot any electrical issues and any other visual attributes. Questions? Click Here

Display with Pride!

You have done it! Great Job! Now it is complete. Invite family and friends to show your accompliment demonstrating your fine Model Engineering Skills. Video Tape your success and Post to YouTube. If you need more equipment or materials...Contact Us! Click Here

I love toys and trains and why I started my business in our wonderful New Buffalo community.

Our store is always filled with smiles and laughter which brings a warm family feeling, my wife and I enjoy everyday being here. If you want excitement this is the place!

RJ Walpole, Owner
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