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What’s Been Your Biggest Railway Blunder

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model railway accidentSo today wasn’t one of my finest but it did remind me of this handy tip that might save you a train tragedy. Read Now

This was a stupid thing to do. What’s been your biggest and worst model railway accident?

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?  Read Now

Is your name on the list? [Fun]

If Game of Thrones Had Trains

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Game Of Thrones mapTrains versus dragons? Read Now

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.

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. Read Now

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

18 Things Only A Model Railway Enthusiast Will Understand

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

18 things only a railway modeller will understand

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.

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? Read Now

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

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. Read Now

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:16/08/17

Would you hack your Tornado like this?

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not your usual model trainBonkers or inspired? Would you do this?

But like it or hate it, you have to admire the modelling. Read Now

Laurie Calvert has built a stunning layout but it’s not your usual model railway theme. Would you hack your prized loco to do this?

What Do You Think? Clever But Too Silly?

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Trains on hatI keep watching these!

These tiny railways are a feat of modelling and engineering but are they also just a bit too silly?

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I keep watching these! These tiny railways are a feat of modelling and engineering but are they also just a bit too silly? What do you think? Updated:14/10/15

Lights, Camera, Trains, Lego, Action!

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lego railway Watch in awe as trains load and unload coal on this huge, and frankly bonkers, computer controlled Lego railway. Is there anything it doesn’t do? Read Now

Watch in awe as trains load and unload coal on this huge, and frankly bonkers, computer controlled Lego railway. Is there anything it doesn’t do? Updated:13/03/16