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The Best Train Themed Films and Tip Videos To Watch Over the Christmas Break

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Classic Christmas TV: It’s a Wonderful Life, Die Hard and Love Actually.

They’re my watch films during the holidays but if you have some more spare time between now and the New Year these are my eight fave train films and YouTube model railway tip vids to watch over a festive drink or two.

[All] My must watch train films and YouTube model railway tip packed video’s to watch over the festive break.

18 Things Only A Model Railway Enthusiast Will Understand – What’s Your Score?

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things only a railway modeller will undetstandYou know you’re a model railway enthusiast when…

Let’s have a little fun. Run through these 18 things and award yourself one point for each you’ve done or do. See how your score compares at the end.

Going To Warley?

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warleyThe biggest event in the model railway calendar takes place this weekend. 

The biggest event in the model railway calendar takes place this weekend.  Updated:21/12/16

Announcement: a free offer for Model Railway Engineer followers

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I’ve been thinking. I know, dangerous. Anyway, over a glass of wine last night I…

I’ve been thinking. I know, dangerous. Anyway, over glass of wine last night…

It’s always worth playing with trains or what I learnt by giving in to temptation

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class 08 How the temptation of my trains ended up saving a lot of work and taught me two valuable lessons.

How the temptation of playing with my trains saved a lot of work and taught me two valuable lessons.

10 Things That Make A Model Train Geek (Me!) Happy

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It’s been a long week and it’s not over yet! I need to cheer myself up so here’s a quick little post about what makes me happiest with my model railways.

It’s been a long week and it’s not over yet! I need to cheer myself up so here’s a quick little post about what makes me happiest with my model railways. Updated:11/11/16

When and where is the Warley 2016 National Model Railway Exhibition

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warley national model railway exhibition 2015I try to go to a lot of model railway shows but the one event I never miss is the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition. Here are the essential details for the 2016 show.

When and where is the 2016 Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, all the essential details, including where to get tickets and save queuing time on the day.

11 Screaming Steam Train Rides This Halloween (2016)

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Are you brave enough to try one of these hair-raising trick or treat train rides this Halloween?

My pick of the 11 best steam & scream rides to make a train fan’s skin crawl during the Halloween weekend.

What model railway builders can learn from Lego

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lego model trainsDon’t laugh but model railways can learn a lot from Lego. Okay, not about realism or authenticism but about something perhaps more important.

Don’t laugh. We can learn a lot from Lego. Okay, not about realism or authenticism but about something perhaps more important.

A day trip to Eastleigh

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MRE at EastleighFor my birthday my brother and his wife got me tickets for the miniature railway at Eastleigh. This weekend a Big Four show, with scaled down engines from the steam era, doing their stuff was on. A chance to see these & look around the once great Eastleigh works was too much to resist.

For my birthday my brother and his wife got me tickets for the miniature railway at Eastleigh. This weekend a Big Four show, with scaled down engines from the steam era, doing their stuff was on. A chance to see these & look around the once great Eastleigh works was too much to resist. Updated:20/08/16