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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:26/04/17

Announcement

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

[Info] An apology, time for something new and a bit of the old.

Layout Progress update: hills, inclines and tunnels

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hills and inclinesRich verdant hills tower over the river valley below. Mine workings perch on rocky outcrops as tired railway lines sneak their way up through tunnels and inclines to carry ore away and deliver coal and raw materials to the ever hungry beam engines pumping water up from deep workings where miners toil.

Rich verdant hills tower over the river valley below. Mine workings perch on rocky outcrops as tired railway lines sneak their way up through tunnels and inclines to carry ore away and deliver coal and raw materials to the ever hungry beam engines pumping water up from deep workings where miners toil.

Cry me a river – layout update

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model railway update riverIt’s been a while since my last update on the layout so a quick progress report.

The latest update on my main layout plus tips on making rivers and laying static grass.

Little England or how to model a large area in a small space

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shrinking manIf you’ve been following this blog  you’ll know I’m working on a big new layout. But creating England, from Margate to Penzance, in miniature is anything but miniature. A back-of-the-envelope calculation reveals it will need a layout 6,615 meters long in OO scale! Rather than shrink myself, here are the techniques I’ll be using to reduce the amount of space needed.

If you’ve been following this blog  you’ll know I’m working on a big new layout. But creating England, from Margate to Penzance, in miniature is anything but miniature. A back-of-the-envelope calculation reveals it will need a layout 6,615 meters long in OO scale! Rather than shrink myself, here are the techniques I’ll be using to reduce the amount of space […]

Great South Railway – Go Go Go

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Great South RailwayThis is most exciting, important and frankly insane moments in the four years I’ve been writing Model Railway Engineer.

This is most exciting, important and frankly insane moments in the four years I’ve been writing Model Railway Engineer. Updated:21/11/16

The Beginnings Of A Cornish Tin Mine: Landreath Model Railway – Update

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n gauge scratch build mineAt long last I’ve got around to starting on the foam board scratch-build of my Tin-mine engine house.

At long last I’ve got around to starting on the foam board scratch-build of my Tin-mine engine house. Updated:7/05/16

Landreath – Model Railway Update

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Cornwall Mine TramwayIt’s been a struggle but I finally have enough field and documentary research for my Cornish mine and have started on the model construction.

It’s been a struggle but I finally have enough field and documentary research for my Cornish mine and have started on the model construction. Updated:12/07/15

St Blazey Model Railway Prototype Pictures – Close Ups

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Railway buildings at St Blazey, CornwallI spent the early May bank holiday week in Cornwall and not being one to miss an opportunity I sneaked off to do some more research on the railway at St Blazey and Par – on which my “Landreath” N gauge layout is based.

I spent the early May bank holiday week in Cornwall and not being one to miss an opportunity I sneaked off to do some more research on the railway at St Blazey and Par – on which my “Landreath” N gauge layout is based. Updated:5/06/15

Three Names – One Layout

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The story of three model railway layouts, one name and a lot of changes.

The story of three model railway layouts, one name and a lot of changes. Updated:5/05/15