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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.

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. Read Now

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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. Read Now

[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. Read Now

[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. Read Now

[Fun] The legendary Flying Scotsman is reunited with its little sister, the 1/3rd scale replica Typhoon, at the BlueBell Railway.

Announcement

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shedAn apology, time for something new and a bit of the old.
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[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. 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.

Where do you keep yours?

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book surveyI was reading one of my favourite, and all time classic, model railway books recently and stumbled across an interesting question. Read Now

I was reading one of my favourite, and all time classic, model railway books recently and stumbled across an interesting question.

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. Read Now

[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… Read Now

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.