How to make reliable track-carrying bridges across baseboards

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Bridges between baseboards? Here are three components to spanning the gap. Read Now

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How to make bridges to carry your track across doorways and gaps between baseboards. There’s more to it than you might think.

Six simple steps you can use to make glorious model mud

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making mudMud glorious mud. Or it is until you try to recreate it in model form. Here are six simple steps you can follow to make marvellously messy mud.


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Six simple steps you can follow to make marvellously realistic model mud. Ideal if your layout is set in bygone times when paths and roads were often just muddy tracks.

Want realistic roads on your railway? Here’s how one artist does it perfectly

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How to make amazing asphalt roads and car parks for your model railway.

Making models with Mamod

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Mamod engineUsing a Mamod engine and Wilesco accessories as model making workshop? Will it work?
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Mamod engine

Can a Mamod steam engine and accessories be used as a model making power tools?

Creating landscapes, tips from Constable

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John Constable-Wivenhoe-ParkJohn Constable is one of England’s most famous and greatest painters. Here’s what we can learn from this master landscape artist to create your own beautiful model railway landscapes.
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What model railway builders can learn from one of greatest figures in the history of British landscape painting.

Fixing & Connecting wires together without soldering

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track wiringIf you struggle with joining wires — such as track feeders to bus wiring — this is for you. Read Now

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How to join feeder and bus wires without soldering. A quick and easy solution.

Recording Your Rolling Stock

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Quick question: How much would it hurt if you lost all your trains?
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How do you keep track of your model trains? What are the options available?

Garden Railway Buildings – The Best Materials To Use

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300 buildings garden railway

“Honey, do we have money in the railroad budget for replacing the movie theater building”?

Why do we need to replace it, it’s only three years old?

“I know but it’s falling apart.”

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300 buildings garden railway

The best materials to use for garden model railway buildings.

From tin-cans to trains – an engineering project for 2018

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sterling model trainCan I build a fully working model train but using a Sterling engine instead of steam? Read Now

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Can I build a fully working model train but using a Sterling engine instead of steam?

A handy modelling tool

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six arm helping hands-transparentIf only I had more fingers.

That’s something almost every modeller has uttered at one point or another.

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This is great for modellers! The six-arm helping hands model making and soldering tool.