Great update projects to work on around your railway as the Sun set sets earlier and the heat of long summer days fade. Read Now
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Looking for the best price on a Hornby train set or trying to find the the biggest discount for that model train you’ve been saving for? These tricks will save you pounds. Read Now
One of the reasons I enjoy building model railways is the variety of different skills that can be learnt and mastered. To develop this knowledge, I read *LOTS* of books. Here are the ones I’ve found most useful in learning the skills needed.
One of the reasons I enjoy model railway building is the number of different skills that can be learnt and mastered. Alongside talking to others, I’ve also read *LOTS* of books on the subject to develop my knowledge. Here are the 7 books I’ve found most useful in learning the skills needed – from baseboard construction to track work to modelling and operations.
You don’t need to buy brand new and expensive Peco and Hornby track for your model railway. Use these 7 techniques and save your money. Read Now
So you got a Hornby train set for Christmas or perhaps taken the plunge and bought your first model railway, probably a Hornby starter set. You’ve unwrapped and carefully opened the box.
Here’s a quick guide to get you started.
You probably know or can work out what railway points do and what gauge means? But what about loading gauge? A CDU? Or a flange?
Don’t be put off.
Here’s the ultimate glossary to model railways with over 154 definitions of common model railway terms, jargon, people and objects.
It’s all too easy to start building a model railway with great intentions but then get stuck, never to get beyond the track stage. The trains are left to trundle around a circuit devoid of scenery, buildings and landscape. Here’s what I do to save my railways from this fate. Read Now
A question asked by many beginners is how much space will they need for a railway set. It’s a good question but it’s a bit more involved than you might imagine. Read Now
Fed up with watching the trains in your railway set go around and around in an oval? Want a bit more variety? Here are five ways to add interest to railway set. Read Now
Last weekend I picked up a bargain of old Hornby OO railway set at my local boot fair. I gave the loco electrics a quick check on the day and then put it away for a rainy day. This morning, with a few hours to kill, I tried it out. Read Now