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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.

Railways in a garage? One enthusiasts view

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Following on from the recent post on fitting a garage out for a railway, here’s another railway builders experiences of having a railway in the garage.

[Intermediate] One modellers experience of building a layout in the garage.

Disguising tunnel access

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Tunnels are great but they also present a problem. How to gain access to the track buried deep inside a tunnel without having ugly gaps in your scenery.

[Intermediate] How I disguised a tunnel access point and without needing to remodel the scenery each time.

Baseboard tips: make wiring easier with a splash of paint

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I wish I’d done this before my most recent journey to the dark side of my layout!

[Intermediate] Your eyes will thank you so give this a go too BEFORE your next visit to the dark side of your model railway.