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Model Train Business Ideas

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Looking for business ideas around model trains?

If you have a passion for creating realistic miniature models of trains, then starting a business or promoting a business that caters to this specific niche market could be lucrative. The popularity of model trains has steadily increased over the years, and the demand for model train scenery products continues to grow.

Scroll down to see the 40 model train business ideas we have for you.

SUMMARY
Subreddits
r/modeltrains
r/trains
r/trainsim
size ~ 87k people
Business Types
📚Books
🛍️E-Commerce Stores
📅Events
🏪Marketplaces
🎙️Podcasts
📱Software / Apps
📦Subscription Boxes
📹YouTube
Trends 3 keyword(s)

Ideas for Books 📚

Here are books you can create or sell around the theme "model trains" 👇

  • A book where the reader can learn how to build a model train.
  • A book where the author describes different model train making techniques and how to make a model train.
  • A book where you can build model trains from scratch.
  • A book where the book describes a new model train concept.
  • A book where the main character in the book is a model train.
Business Tips for Books

Tips to keep in mind when launching a "model trains" themed book business:

💸 Monetize

... by charging a fixed price per book, or monthly fee for all books

⚡ Differentiate

... by catering to a specific group, or solving a very specific problem for this group.



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Tools for Creating Books 🛠️
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Scrivener

Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, translators and more.


Ideas for E-Commerce Stores 🛍️

Here are e-commerce you can create or sell around the theme "model trains" 👇

  • An e-commerce store that sells and ships items like model train cars, tracks, model train sets, locomotives and buildings.
  • An e-commerce store that sells all kinds of model train supplies.
  • An e-commerce store that sells model railroad supplies and accessories.
  • An e-commerce store that sells high quality model trains.
  • An e-commerce store that sells model train accessories.
Business Tips for E-Commerce Stores

Tips to keep in mind when launching a "model trains" themed e-commerce store business:

💸 Monetize

... by selling products people want

⚡ Differentiate

... by competing on price, quality, creating your own brand, and/or offering faster shipping



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Tools for Launching an E-Commerce store 🛠️
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Shopify

Shopify is probably the best e-commerce platform on the market right now. You can get a store up and running rather quickly.


Ideas for Events 📅

Here are events you can create or sell around the theme "model trains" 👇

  • An event where they can bring their trains and have a show to display their favorite trains, or a place where everyone can enjoy building and creating their own model trains.
  • An event where you meet up with other model train enthusiasts and you all go to a nearby model railroad club.
  • An event where a demonstration of model trains can be seen.
  • An event where different railroad companies showcase their newest trains.
  • An event where model train enthusiasts can showcase their collections.
Business Tips for Events

Tips to keep in mind when launching a "model trains" themed event business:

💸 Monetize

... by charging an entry fee, letting vendors have booths

⚡ Differentiate

... by making it *the* event that these people want to go to



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Tools for Launching an Event 🛠️
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Eventbrite

Eventbrite is an online event-planning site where you can create an event page, register attendees, track attendance, and sell tickets online.


Ideas for Marketplaces 🏪

Here are marketplaces you can create or sell around the theme "model trains" 👇

  • A marketplace that allows them to buy or sell items.
  • A marketplace that allows them to upload and sell their model trains.
  • A marketplace that allows them to buy from different suppliers.
  • A marketplace that allows buyers to purchase model trains in an organized fashion.
  • A marketplace that allows the owners to list their items for sale and also list their items they are looking for.


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Tools for Launching a Marketplace 🛠️
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Sharetribe

Sharetribe is a platform which allows you to build a successful marketplace fast.


Ideas for Podcasts 🎙️

Here are podcasts you can create or sell around the theme "model trains" 👇

  • A podcast where the host interviews different people involved in the model train industry.
  • A podcast where a guest talks about the history of model trains, their favorite model train and some of the best model train websites.
  • A podcast where the instructor does a teach of some sort on model train sets.
  • A podcast where the host talks about the historical aspects, the model building and the events of the niche.
  • A podcast where the host talks about news in the model train world.
Business Tips for Podcasts

Tips to keep in mind when launching a "model trains" themed podcast business:

💸 Monetize

... by sponsors paying you to advertise their products

⚡ Differentiate

... by adding your unique perspective



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Tools for Launching a Podcast 🛠️
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Anchor

Anchor is an all-in-one platform where you can create, distribute, and monetize your podcast from any device, for free.


Ideas for Software / Apps 📱

Here are software you can create or sell around the theme "model trains" 👇

  • An app where they can see the latest models.
  • An app where people can upload their model tracks and share their ideas.
  • An app where they can assemble tracks and watch the trains move.
  • An app where you can buy, sell and trade model trains.
  • An app where they can find all the local hobbyist and connect to them.
Business Tips for Software / Apps

Tips to keep in mind when launching a "model trains" themed app business:

💸 Monetize

... with ads, monthly subscriptions, or by paying to download/install

⚡ Differentiate

... by catering to a specific market, saving time, competing on price, or doing it better than existing solutions



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Tools for Making Apps 🛠️
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Bubble

Bubble is the easiest way to create applications without using code.

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Expo

Expo is an open-source platform for making universal native apps for Android, iOS, and the web with JavaScript and React.


Ideas for Subscription Boxes 📦

Here are subscription boxes you can create or sell around the theme "model trains" 👇

  • A subscription box which sends model trains from around the world.
  • A subscription box which sends them a new scale model train every month.
  • A subscription box which sends them random train items which they can use to make their model train set more realistic.
  • A subscription box which sends out model train accessories every month.
  • A subscription box which sends them model train parts each month.
Business Tips for Subscription Boxes

Tips to keep in mind when launching a "model trains" themed subscription box business:

💸 Monetize

... by charging monthly to receive items these people would like

⚡ Differentiate

... by giving these people things they would want monthly



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Tools for Launching a Subscription Box 🛠️
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Cratejoy

Cratejoy has the tools, resources, and audience to transform your online biz or brick-and-mortar into a profitable subscription box offering.


Ideas for YouTube 📹

Here are channels you can create or sell around the theme "model trains" 👇

  • A youtube channel where the person will post videos on how to build and maintain the model train.
  • A youtube channel where they post every month a new video with a review of a new train model or a presentation of a new way to build a model train track.
  • A youtube channel where video tutorials on how to build model train layouts are uploaded.
  • A youtube channel where the owner of the channel uploads videos of model trains, along with the technical aspect of the trains as well.
  • A youtube channel where the owner paints model trains with livery from all around the world.
Business Tips for YouTube

Tips to keep in mind when launching a "model trains" themed youtube channel business:

💸 Monetize

... by getting ad revenue, brand deals or sharing affiliate links in your videos

⚡ Differentiate

... by providing your unique take on a certain topic



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Tools for Running a YouTube Channel 🛠️
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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YouTube

The best tool to get started on YouTube, is, well ... YouTube. Sign-up for an account there or install the app on your phone and start making videos.


5-Year Trends 📈

Below you'll find graphs showing internet activity over the last 5 years (discussion, news, searches, & sales) around model trains.

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