Collecting model trains is fun and relaxing hobby that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Once you get heavily involved in model trains, it can provide countless hours of enjoyment. For many, the interest to get into model trains is sparked by the purchase of a toy or beginner train set. Or, it could be that some model trains were passed down through the generations of your family and you found them tucked away in the attic. Initially, you probably have a single oval track layout sitting on a table or on the floor that gets put away after running it for awhile. But you want your model trains there when you come home and have some leisure time. It’s time to set up a model train layout. How do you get started? Where do you go from here? Let’s look at how many turn a toy train set into a model train empire.