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Cheap, easy, lights for your layout

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Lights for model railway building‘Tis the season of goodwill and festive cheer, so let me brighten up your railway with this quick and cheap way of adding lights to your layout.

[Intermediate] A quick, simple and cheap tip for adding lights to your layout.

How To Use Animated Action To Make Your Railway Come Alive

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model railway animationLooking for a way to bring your railway to life and add interest? Animated scenes are the answer.

Looking for a way to bring your layout to life? Animated scenes are what you need. Here are some of the best to inspire along with tips on how to create them.

Adventures in DIY Point Motors or How To Make Your Own Point Motors

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solenoid model railwayAfter a recent slight miscalculation with off-the-shelf point motors I started thinking about making my own point motors. How difficult could it be and would it be cheaper?

After a recent slight miscalculation with off-the-shelf point motors I started thinking about making my own point motors. How difficult could it be and would it be cheaper? Updated:12/03/16

Adding Lights to Your Model Railway – The Low Cost Option

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When adding lights to your railway you can either buy expensive off-the-shelf lights or use this low cost technique for building and street illumination.

When adding lights to your railway you can either buy expensive off-the-shelf lights or use this low cost technique for building and street illumination. Updated:12/03/16