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Point Wiring: A quick tip to eliminate stalling

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I get a lot of email around wiring points. They seem to cause endless problems. I’m working on a guide but in the meantime, here’s a quick walkthrough and tip to  help eliminate stalling on points and reduce the need for constant cleaning.

[Intermediate] Model Railway Points: A quick walkthrough and tip to help eliminate stalling on points and reduce the need for constant cleaning.

It doesn’t always work. Not with a Nokia anyway….

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Using a nokia phone to try and fix model railway problemIt’s been a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend. And not just because of the rain.

[Workshop] It’s been a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend. And not just because of the rain…

Sounds effects without DCC

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If you’ve ever longingly looked or listened to the wonderful sound effects possible with DCC trains and wanted something similar for your DC locomotives Train Tech have just the thing.

[Intermediate] Adding sound to a locomotive without the cost or complexity of DCC.

Nottingham’s oldest surviving model shop up for sale

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Gee Dee Models, the oldest surviving model shop in Nottingham, is up for sale.

[Info] Gee Dee Models, the oldest surviving model shop in Nottingham, is up for sale.

Make your own foliage

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make your owln foliage
How a chance email revealed my new favourite way of making foliage and it’s almost free.

make your owln foliage

[intermediate] How a chance email revealed my new favourite way of making bushes and foliage and it’s almost free.

Progress update: Wandle Valley Railway

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baseboards shedIt’s all go for my new layout, the shed is sorted; baseboards are down and the ayout design complete. The track plan however… That’s another story.

[info] It’s all go for my new layout, with the shed sorted; baseboards down, and the layout design done. The track plan, however…

Building a shed fit for your model railway – 5 things you can do

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model railway shedShed’s are the third most popular location for model railways yet they’re fraught with peril for layouts. My new layout will be built in a shed and here’s how I’m equipping mine to make it the perfect home for model trains.

[Info] How I’m equipping my shed to make it the perfect home for model trains.

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:29/05/17

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