Any model railroad life in North Korea?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by TEP 60, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. TEP 60

    TEP 60 Member

    Is now any model railroad life in such isolated country as North Korea? In the Kim Jong Il's time some private shops have been opened in that country...
  2. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    Welcome to the-gauge
    There are many folks here from around the world. Never heard of anyone from N. Korea, frankly I am surprised to see the name. Anyways lots of information to be found here and please do not worry about where you are from, because we are not worried about it either.
  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Welcome to the Gauge.
  4. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge. When I was in the country of Turkmenistan (part of the former soviet union) in the mid 1990's, I met a couple of model railroaders. There were/or are Russian made model trains.
  5. TEP 60

    TEP 60 Member

    I have also meant- is any private shop or state- leaded shop railroad model trade in North Korea?
  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Actually Tep has been around for a while. I tried a little online searching but didn't find anything.
  7. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    I remember Model railroader once running an article about modelers in the Soviet Union. There wer just a few commercial items available (maybe a single train set and a few accessories). Modelers there became resourseful and kitbashed that one set into a variety of things. My guess is that in North Korea, if they have toys, they have a toy of a train. And resourseful people will turn that toy into a model somehow. Probably not many such people, but they are there.


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