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Going To Warley?

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warleyThe biggest event in the model railway calendar takes place this weekend.  Read This

The biggest event in the model railway calendar takes place this weekend.  Updated:25/11/16

Why and should I solder my track — Reader Q&A

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On the back of this reader question on track offcuts Steve Boughton reached out to ask if he should shoulder his track together.

Here’s the wisdom from across the Internet plus a some pointers on how to best solder track from the MRE archives. Read This

Should you solder your track? The pros, the cons plus a few tips.

Layout Progress update: hills, inclines and tunnels

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hills and inclinesRich verdant hills tower over the river valley below. Mine workings perch on rocky outcrops as tired railway lines sneak their way up through tunnels and inclines to carry ore away and deliver coal and raw materials to the ever hungry beam engines pumping water up from deep workings where miners toil. Read This

Rich verdant hills tower over the river valley below. Mine workings perch on rocky outcrops as tired railway lines sneak their way up through tunnels and inclines to carry ore away and deliver coal and raw materials to the ever hungry beam engines pumping water up from deep workings where miners toil.

Announcement: a free offer for Model Railway Engineer followers

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I’ve been thinking. I know, dangerous. Anyway, over a glass of wine last night I… Read This

I’ve been thinking. I know, dangerous. Anyway, over glass of wine last night…

Reader Layouts – Project Kingsley

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project kingsleyHere’s the first in a new series on Model Railway Engineer, reader layouts. where readers of the blog share their layouts, construction tips and how they overcame challenges they faced.

Starting the series, Andy Richardson and his first time layout: Project Kingsley. Read This

Here’s the first in a new series on Model Railway Engineer, reader layouts. where readers of the blog share their layouts, construction tips and how they overcame challenges they faced. Starting the series, Andy Richardson and his first time layout: Project Kingsley. Updated:16/11/16

It’s always worth playing with trains or what I learnt by giving in to temptation

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class 08 How the temptation of my trains ended up saving a lot of work and taught me two valuable lessons. Read This

How the temptation of playing with my trains saved a lot of work and taught me two valuable lessons.

10 Things That Make A Model Train Geek (Me!) Happy

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It’s been a long week and it’s not over yet! I need to cheer myself up so here’s a quick little post about what makes me happiest with my model railways.

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It’s been a long week and it’s not over yet! I need to cheer myself up so here’s a quick little post about what makes me happiest with my model railways. Updated:11/11/16

When and where is the Warley 2016 National Model Railway Exhibition

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warley national model railway exhibition 2015I try to go to a lot of model railway shows but the one event I never miss is the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition. Here are the essential details for the 2016 show. Read This

When and where is the 2016 Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, all the essential details, including where to get tickets and save queuing time on the day.

Wiring up LED lights on your model railway – the simple guide

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model railway building lightingI’ve covered the mechanical aspects of making street lights before, this post however focuses on the electrical element of wiring up LEDs. Read This

If you’re looking to add lights to the buildings, streets and animations on your layout but struggling here’s a simple guide that takes you through the steps. Includes a handy tip to working out the resistors needed and where to get the power supply.

Keeping a layout clean — what I use

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Keeping a model railway layout dust and debris free during construction is a pain. Here’s how I keep mine clean without damaging the delicate parts of the layout. Read This

Keeping a model railway free of dust and debris free during construction is a pain. Here’s how I keep mine clean without damaging all those delicate parts.