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Sounds good – audio effects for layouts

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layout soundsWe’ve had sound in locomotives but what about sound in your buildings? 

[Intermediate] We’ve had trains with sounds but how about this… A novel, cheap and simple way to add sound effects to a model railway layout.

Point Wiring: A quick tip to eliminate stalling

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I get a lot of email around wiring points. They seem to cause endless problems. I’m working on a guide but in the meantime, here’s a quick walkthrough and tip to  help eliminate stalling on points and reduce the need for constant cleaning.

[Intermediate] Model Railway Points: A quick walkthrough and tip to help eliminate stalling on points and reduce the need for constant cleaning.

Make your own foliage

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make your owln foliage
How a chance email revealed my new favourite way of making foliage and it’s almost free.

make your owln foliage

[intermediate] How a chance email revealed my new favourite way of making bushes and foliage and it’s almost free.

Level up your layout with the rule of thirds

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If you’re designing a layout there’s a little rule you can apply that will dramatically improve the look of your trains and take your model railway to the next level.

[Intermediate] If you’re designing a layout there’s a little rule you can apply that will dramatically improve the look of your trains.

What is EM Gauge track and why I’m using it on my new layout

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Brighton East EM Gauge Model Railway If you read my last post and were intrigued by the reference to EM gauge or have been thinking about moving from OO to EM gauge this is for you.

If you read my last post and were intrigued by the reference to EM gauge or have been thinking about moving from OO to EM gauge this is for you. Updated:29/05/17

One for scratch builders

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Textures.com - brick paperIf you make your own buildings and walls this is a resource you’ll love.

[Intermediate] Brick paper suppliers won’t like this free resource. If you’re a scratch builder book mark it now.

Better Bends

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SuperelevationIf you have curves on your layout heres a quick technique that will make them look better.

[Intermediate] How to make your bends better.

Erecting Embankments

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model railway embankments how to makeEmbankments? building? “Oh come!” I can hear you cry, what’s difficult about that?

[Intermediate] Making embankments on your model railway – suitable for all gauges.

Playing With Dapol Knuckle Couplers

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N Gauge knuckle coupler

Clunk.

That was a sound I used to hear from the trains that ran past my home as a small boy.

[Intermediate] Improving the realism of wagons with new Dapol magnetic knuckle couplers.

Changing Track – How To Alter Already Laid Track

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rail alterationIt happens on every layout at one point or another.

[Intermediate] How to change and alter already laid track without destroying your rails. Suitable for OO and N gauge track work.