Articles on Beginner’s

Invaluable lessons we can learn from Sir Nigel Gresley

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Nigel GresleyTake some lessons from one of Britain’s most famous steam locomotive engineers. Your layout will thank you. Read Now

Nigel Gresley

Take some lessons from one of Britain’s most famous steam locomotive engineers. Your layout will thank you.

The best aid to help see when your eyesight fades

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fancii head magnifierIt happens to us all. Some sooner, some later. But it happens. Read Now

fancii head magnifier

This is, without doubt, this best head magnifier I’ve come across.

What are track codes and which is best – OO Gauge Code 100 or 75

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decoding model railway track codesConfused by OO gauge track codes?  Read Now

Confused by track codes? Here’s the definitive guide to OO gauge codes with pictures to show the differences. [Intermediate]

The quickest way to ballast track? Beginners tip

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quick ballastingLet’s face it, no one likes ballasting track. It’s soooo time-consuming. But if you’re just starting out and want a quick rather than perfect looking finish there’s a simple answer to your woes. Read Now

[Beginnners] – Ballasting. What a pain. But if you’re just starting out and want a quick rather than perfect looking finish there’s a simple answer to your woes.

How I keep my track clean

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You can’t stop your model railway track getting dirty but it doesn’t have to cost a lot to keep it clean and your trains running smoothly. Read Now

[Beginners] How I keep my model railway track clean without spending a fortune.

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.  Read Now

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

The 5 Best Track Laying Tips After 4 years Writing This Blog

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track workIn the almost 4 years since I set up this blog I’ve visited more exhibitions and clubs than I can count; met hundreds of fellow model railway enthusiasts, and come into contact with thousands more on social media.

These are the best model railway track planning tips I’ve picked up from this wonderful community of experienced builders. Read Now

The top track laying tips I’ve picked up during 4 years writing Model Railway Engineer.

The Cheapest Technique For Making Model Trees – They Look Great Too!

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Making model trees cheapest quickest techniqueI go full Blue Peter for this tip. Read Now

Making model trees cheapest quickest technique

How to make your own model trees with this almost free, quick, and easy tip. Ideal for N, OO, HO and O gauge model railways.

Solve track errors with this tip I discovered while making videos

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I’ve recently been paying around with video of my layout. It was while recording that I discovered this neat track laying aid. Read Now

[Beginners] I’ve recently been paying around with video of my layout. It was while recording that I discovered a neat track laying aid.

Model Railway Beginners Q&A: How to connect more power leads to a model railway set

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If you’ve added more track to your model railway set you’ll reach a point where just one power-clip isn’t enough. But how do you get more power to your track and trains? Read Now

If you’ve extended your model train set sooner or later you’ll need more power for your track and trains. Here’s my latest Beginners Q&A on getting more power to your railway.