Cry me a river – layout update

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model railway update riverIt’s been a while since my last update on the layout so a quick progress report. Read This

The latest update on my main layout plus tips on making rivers and laying static grass.

What model railway builders can learn from Lego

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lego model trainsDon’t laugh but model railways can learn a lot from Lego. Okay, not about realism or authenticism but about something perhaps more important. Read This

Don’t laugh. We can learn a lot from Lego. Okay, not about realism or authenticism but about something perhaps more important.

Troubleshooting derailing rolling stock

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troublehshooting derailingIf you’ve got rolling stock that always derail this may be the answer.

I’ve written before on how to troubleshoot derailing trains. That post covered the most common problems and solutions but I recently noticed a particular wagon derailed frequently and none of the usual suspects solved the problem. Read This

Struggling with a particular wagon or passenger coach that always derails? This is for you.

The best static grass applicator – plus 5 tips on how to apply static grass

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With a lot of static grass to lay down for my new model railway I went in search of the best static grass applicator for price, convenience and ease of use. Read This

With a lot of static grass to lay down I went in search of the best static grass applicator for price, convenience and ease of use.

An awesome technique for quickly creating landscapes

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creating landscapes for model railwaysA little technique for quickly making realistic landscapes from polystyrene foam. Read This

A little technique to quickly and cheaply make realistic landscapes for OO, HO and N scale model railways.

The Best Glue For polystyrene / stryofoam boards

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Just a quick post on the best glue to use for Polystyrene expanded foam and Styrofoam used for making hills and inclines. Read This

The best glue for expanded Polystyrene foam and Styrofoam.

Bigjigs Flying Scotsman wooden train review & play tested

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BigJigs Flying Scotsman Wooden Train 1I’ve finally got it! After far too long I’ve got my hands on a wooden version of the most famous steam engine ever made,  the Flying Scotsman.  Read This

I’ve finally got it! After far too long I’ve got my hands on a wooden version of the most famous steam engine ever made,  the Flying Scotsman. 

8 totally genius Instagram ideas for wooden railway sets

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Keep your tiny engineers enthralled and entertained with these inspired ideas for Brio, Bigjigs,  Ikea and Thomas wooden train sets. Read This

Keep your tiny engineers enthralled and entertained with these inspired ideas for Brio, Bigjigs, Ikea and Thomas wooden train sets.

A day trip to Eastleigh

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MRE at EastleighFor my birthday my brother and his wife got me tickets for the miniature railway at Eastleigh. This weekend a Big Four show, with scaled down engines from the steam era, doing their stuff was on. A chance to see these & look around the once great Eastleigh works was too much to resist. Read This

For my birthday my brother and his wife got me tickets for the miniature railway at Eastleigh. This weekend a Big Four show, with scaled down engines from the steam era, doing their stuff was on. A chance to see these & look around the once great Eastleigh works was too much to resist.

Upgrading an old model train

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upgrading a model trainIf, like me, you have old Hornby or Graham Farish locomotives on your railway you may notice they lack a bit of oomph. Here’s how I give mine a power up. Read This

If, like me, you have old Hornby or Graham Farish locomotives on your railway you may notice they lack a bit of oomph. Here’s how I give mine a power up.