Docstoc

Taking Care of the Model Trains

Document Sample
Taking Care of the Model Trains Powered By Docstoc
					Taking Care of the Model Trains

Model trains are expensive. That is why the hobby of collecting such
items is considered one of the more costly hobbies to have. However, many
people will still spend a considerable amount of money on buying model
trains.

If you have a model train, you should take the necessary measures to take
care of it. You would not want to have your investment end up in the
trash. Collectors who are on top of things, take care of their
collections and you would be advised to do the same.

In the long run, you will find that taking good care of your model train
will spare you a significant amount of money for repair and maintenance
in the future.

Here are several simple guidelines that would help you take care of your
very valuable model train collection.

- Store the model train in a safe place if it is not in use. If you are
storing the model train in the garage, make sure it is safe and the area
does not get flooded during rainy days.

- Always wipe dust and dirt off the model train. Use soft cloth or soft
sponge when doing this. This will help prevent accumulation of massive
dirt, which could potentially damage the item over time.

- If you are using batteries to operate your model train, take it out if
the train if it will not be in use for a long time. Batteries leak if not
in use for a long period of time. The leakage could damage the model
train because the chemicals in batteries are harsh and abrasive.

- Let the model train run on its own power. Do not touch the item when
it is operating. Doing so can often cause little damages to the engine
and to the function of the model train as a whole.