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Men (and Ladies) Most Likely To Be Model Railway Enthusiasts

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Men Most Likely To Be Model Railway EnthusiastsIt’s Friday, so time for a bit of fun to go into the weekend with. Is your name on the list? 

Is your name on the list? 

If Game of Thrones Had Trains

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Game Of Thrones mapTrains versus dragons?

Game Of Thrones map

Just for fun… Glorious network maps of an imaginary railway across the continents of Westeros and Essos in Game of Thrones.

The Name Game

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Looking for a realistic British name for your model railway. Here’s 200 to get you started.

Looking for an imaginary but realistic British place name for your model railway? Here’s 200 to get you started.

What are the minimum vertical clearances for model trains – British standards

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Model Railway Standards

Don’t run the risk of having your trains crash into tunnel roofs. Build to British standards for minimum vertical clearance and train heights and keep your models safe.

Model Railway Standards

[information] – What are the minimum vertical clearances for model trains – British standards

Five unusual (and fun to watch) ideas from around the world for your next model railway layout

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Let’s face it: a lot, and I mean a lot, of model railways look the same. But they don’t have to.

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[Fun] Five unusual (and fun to watch) ideas from around the world for your next model railway layout.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

He glanced at the knife: my most embarrassing moments as a model railway builder

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There I was happy in my own little world of model trains. And then I saw the odd expression on the face of a lady walking past. “No wait, I’m really not odd. I’m just doing this for my toy trains and this is my favourite alleyway for twigs”. You favourite alleyway?? Twigs??? Toy trains????

She scarpered faster than an Intercity leaving Paddington.

[Beginners] And then I saw the odd expression on the face of a lady walking past. My most embarrassing moments while building model railways.