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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

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.

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?

The Best Of Model Railway Engineer – Winter 2015/16

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best of winter 2015-16

Here are my favourite posts and resources of Winter 2015/16 in case you missed them. 

Winter 2015/16 is over and what a Winter it’s been. Maybe not in terms of cold weather — at least here in Guildford — but for Model Railway Engineer, it was the one of the busiest seasons yet with the most posts, record new followers and more visitors. Here are my favourite posts and resources in case you missed them.

Website update notice

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Just a quick update on a couple of changes to the website.

A quick update on some changes to the Model Railway Engineer website.

Eight Ways To Join In and Stay Up To Date

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ModelRailwayEngineer-Logo-422x1261For most people, this blog is where they come to catch up, get the latest tips and see the progress of my layouts. But for others, email / social media is where it’s at to share progress reports and swap hints and tips. Don’t miss out – here’s how you can join in. 

How to join the Model Railway Engineer community and find me on social media.

What George Stephenson Taught Me About Building Model Railways

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george stephensonGeorge Stephenson (1781-1848) was one of the all time great engineers. But you already knew that. What you probably don’t know are all the wonderful things we can learn from him that will improve our model railway building.

George Stephenson (1781-1848) was one of the all time great engineers. But you already knew that. What you probably don’t know are all the wonderful things we can learn from him that will improve our model railway building. Updated:25/01/17