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Railroad Learning Model

Model railroading is more than a single HO track with one locomotive. It’s building a virtual community with people, streets, buildings, industries, and landscaping. It’s also filled with constant movement from locomotives, loaders, decouplers, and various other methods of transportation.

The Education of Model Railroads

Yet, the hobby is more than placing diorama-sized trees and setting up a multi-car train. It involves proper measurements, the choice of gauges, sound, electricity, and digital controls. In a way, the model railroader is an architect, landscaper, city planner, and engineer all in one.

It sounds overwhelming. However, with the proper education and patience, model railroading is exciting. Furthermore, you gain experiences that can be used in your everyday life.

Getting Educated

Model railroading tutorials can be found across the internet. Sites like Streamlined Backshop provide numerous documents and videos on topics like DCC control stations, sound decoders, and speaker baffles. Other sites look … Read the rest

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How is Rakhi celebrated?

Festivals in India are a family affair. Everybody comes together to celebrate. Its an affair of rituals, delicacies and family and friends gathering. Rakshabandhan is one such festival that brings everyone together and it’s a happy occasion. It is a festival dedicated to siblings and the love they share. It is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Shravan, usually August. The word Rakshabandhan is made from two words, “Raksha” and “Bandhan”, wherein “Raksha” stands for protection and “Bandhan” means to tie. Hence, the word Rakshabandhan stands for the knot or tie of protection. It is not just between a brother and sister, Rakshabandhan is also celebrated amongst cousins, sisters, sister-in-law and so on. Rakshabandhan is not a modern festival. It originated centuries back and there are various stories and legends associated with the festival.

Preparations for Rakshabandhan starts from a month before the day. Every shop … Read the rest

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