Model Train Parts

Written by Diane Sievert
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Model train parts aren't always easy to come by, especially if you're working with a less popular scale, like Z scale. It's important, however, to have a model train parts resource in case something in your layout needs fixing. If you plan on playing with your train frequently, chances are no matter how high quality a set you've purchased, something will eventually need to be replaced.

Where to Find Model Train Parts

Finding model train parts isn't too different from finding model trains. The first place to look is your local model train store, assuming you have one. If you bought your train from an actual shop that specializes in toy trains, they probably carry your most basic model train parts.

If the part you need can't be found in a shop, you can always turn to catalogs. If you've invested in a Lionel train, try a Lionel train catalog. Many of the bigger model train manufacturers also hire customer service representatives whose sole responsibility is to answer the questions and fulfill the needs of their customers--giving them a call is another wise move.

Your final stop for model train parts is the Internet. In addition to offering paper catalogs, quite a few of the larger model train manufacturers also have websites where you can order model train parts direct. If you're not sure about which part to get, try contacting the service department via email.

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