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Level up your layout with the rule of thirds

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If you’re designing a layout there’s a little rule you can apply that will dramatically improve the look of your trains and take your model railway to the next level.

[Intermediate] If you’re designing a layout there’s a little rule you can apply that will dramatically improve the look of your trains.

What is EM Gauge track and why I’m using it on my new layout

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Brighton East EM Gauge Model Railway If you read my last post and were intrigued by the reference to EM gauge or have been thinking about moving from OO to EM gauge this is for you.

If you read my last post and were intrigued by the reference to EM gauge or have been thinking about moving from OO to EM gauge this is for you. Updated:26/04/17

Not To Be Missed Deals and Offers on Trains, Track and Tools

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hornby R3490 class08The best offers, discounts, deals and savings I’ve found on model railway trains, track and tools.

[Deals] The best offers, discounts, deals and savings I’ve found on model railway trains, track and tools.

Boosting power on a Hornby model railway

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If you’ve expanded a Hornby DC model railway set beyond the basic circle you may find your trains slow down in places. 

[Beginner’s] – What do to if your trains slow down after expanding your Hornby model train set

How one modeller joins his track across boards

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track joins boardsHow to join track across baseboard sections is one of the most common questions I get asked here on Model Railway Engineer. Here’s an interesting technique one modeller uses.

[Advanced] How one modeller solved the problem of securing track across baseboard sections.

90 Years of History Remade, Flying Scotsman and Typhoon reunited

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scotsman & TyphoonHistory was remade on Thursday when the legendary Flying Scotsman was reunited with its little sister, the 1/3rd scale replica Typhoon, for the first time in 90 years.

[Fun] The legendary Flying Scotsman is reunited with its little sister, the 1/3rd scale replica Typhoon, at the BlueBell Railway.

Announcement

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shedAn apology, time for something new and a bit of the old.

[Info] An apology, time for something new and a bit of the old.

One for scratch builders

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Textures.com - brick paperIf you make your own buildings and walls this is a resource you’ll love.

[Intermediate] Brick paper suppliers won’t like this free resource. If you’re a scratch builder book mark it now.

Better Bends

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SuperelevationIf you have curves on your layout heres a quick technique that will make them look better.

[Intermediate] How to make your bends better.

Erecting Embankments

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model railway embankments how to makeEmbankments? building? “Oh come!” I can hear you cry, what’s difficult about that?

[Intermediate] Making embankments on your model railway – suitable for all gauges.