Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam ahead for school with Model Railroading and Walthers!

Are you a life-long learner? Looking for a way to engage your brain? Better yet, looking for ways to engage both your head and your hands? Or, perhaps you’re an educator looking for creative ways to engage your students and teach important concepts in a hands-on way? Model railroading techniques teach skills that get you on your way.

Whether your kids are in the classroom or studying from home, model railroading can be a gateway to a lifetime of learning -- and it’s lots of fun! There’s so much to learn and do, it truly is good, constructive, hands-on fun for all ages. While model railroading has been enjoyed for over a hundred years as a hobby, it can be a fantastic platform and hands-on teaching tool for educators, too.


Here at Walthers, we’re happy to help you start a journey that can follow any approach you or your students desire - one that has creativity, building, and learning at its core.

Embracing a wider range of skills than almost any other hobby, model trains are easily adapted to every age group and interest, as well as students with special needs. Encouraging creative thinking through hands-on learning, it’s ideal for expanding STEAM programs, and building on core areas that include reading, writing, history, social studies, computers, vocational skills and more.

Install Working Lights
Weather A Boxcar
Power A Turnout
Build A Rock Outcropping
Create A Pond
Create A Fall Scene
Plan A City Scene
Animate Crossing Signals
Build A Cornerstone Structure
Add Sounds To Your Layout