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JUL 3, 2014

The therapeutic benefits of building a model railway

One of the best bits of our job at Hobbies and Models is meeting fellow enthusiasts that are just as passionate as we are about model railways.

You can see the look of excitement in their eyes when they buy a new loco or pick new products to bring their dream model railway to life.

If you’re passionate about model trains you’ll already know how rewarding it feels when you build a new track layout from scratch.

For the uninitiated, we thought we’d share our thoughts about the therapeutic benefits of creating a model railway, build a train track, it’s really good for you health!

 Here’s why...

1. You get plenty of ‘me’ time

Create a model railway from scratch and you escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. It gives you the opportunity to shut yourself away and focus fully on your hobby.

It doesn’t matter how busy you normally are, time spent building a model railway is ‘your’ time so savour it and enjoy every single minute.    

2. It puts you in a good mood

It’s also stacks of fun to build a model railway. Every time you add a new section of track, create a new section of scenery or see one of your new locos trundle into the station it lightens your mood.

Start to build a new track layout and you instantly feel better, it puts you in a positive frame of mind.  

3. It’s soothing

Watch your locos whizzing around the track and there’s something soothing about the clickety-click of the trains. Let your mind wander, imagine you’re a passenger on one of the pullmans or the driver in charge of the mighty loco, drift away and enjoy this soothing sensation.   

4. It’s rewarding

It’s hard to describe the feeling when you place the finishing touches on a model railway. The sense of reward is amazing, all that hard work has finally come to fruition, there’s a real feeling of satisfaction and that’s great for wellbeing.  

5. You feel proud of the final results

Fill yourself with pride. You have every right to feel just a little bit satisfied with your achievements.

That track looks amazing. This is no time to be humble. It’s an uplifting moment, be proud of your model railway, you’ll feel fabulous and that’s great for your mind, body and spirit.

Build a model railway. Trust us, it’ll be one of the best things you ever do!     

Created on 3rd July 2014
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