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. 

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.

Repairing and servicing a model train

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n gauge train repairN gauge locos are tiny. And when they break all those small parts can seem a nightmare. But it’s really not that hard once you know how. Here’s how I recently fixed and serviced a Graham Farish tank engine. Read This

How to repair and service an N gauge Graham Farish steam train.

A cheap, space saving, table for wooden trains

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cheap wooden train tableLooking for a cheap, simple, fold-away table for your children’s wooden train set? Here’s a quick and easy solution.

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Looking for a cheap, simple, fold-away table for your children’s wooden train set? Here’s a quick and easy solution.

How to model water on your railway

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How to model waves on a model railwayRivers, streams, lakes and seas are something every model railway builder wants but notoriously difficult to get right. Until now. Here’s a simple, easy and foolproof way to create beautiful waterways and waves for your layout. Read This

Rivers, streams, lakes and seas are something every model railway builder wants but they’re notoriously difficult to get right. Until now. Here’s a simple, easy and foolproof way to create beautiful waterways and waves for your layout.

Invitations, Ivor and Invicta

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Ivor the EngineHow a wedding invite revealed the source of my life long passion and an exciting extension to my layout. Read This

How a wedding invite revealed the source of my life long passion and an exciting extension to my layout.

3 Quick Track Laying Tips

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About to lay the track for a model railway? Stop.  Go no further.  Well not before you’ve read these three quick tips anyway.

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Laying the track on your model railway? Avoid frustration and wasted time with these 3 simple time-saving tips.

How to make your own buildings

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make your own model railway buildingsLooking to save money in the construction of your railway and want lovely buildings to complement your track and trains without the cost of buying pre-made models? Modeller Danny Young shares his techniques for making wonderful buildings from scratch.

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Modeller Danny Young shares his technique for creating scratch built buildings, starting with that must have steam era structure – the water tower.

Crossing the great divide

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How to make copper clad sleepersIf you’re laying track across a baseboard join, you’ll need to secure the track at the edges. The tried and tested technique for this is Copper clad sleepers. Modeller David Cooper reveals his technique. Read This

If you’re laying track across baseboard joints you’ll need to secure the track rails at the edges. The tried and tested technique for this is Copper clad sleepers. Modeller David Cooper reveals how to make your own sleepers and his technique for fitting them.