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Railways in a box, the £35 project update

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More haste, less speed.
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Making A Model Railway In A Box

More haste, less speed. That’s the takeaway lesson of the last few weeks on my £35 model railway project.

Can it really be done? Project Update

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It seemed like a good idea… But then reality came knocking. Read Now

Gauge, theme and track plan for the £35 model railway challenge. It’s suddenly got real.

The £35 model railway challenge

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£35 model railway-pingCan a working model railway be built for £35?  I’m going to try and I’ll give £100 to charity if I fail. Read Now

Can a working model railway be built for £35?  I’m going to try and I’ll give £100 to charity if I fail. Why not join me? [Intermediate]

Walk Through – How I Created This Scene: scenery, track & viaducts – and Layout Progress

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My N gauge model railway continues with another hill scene diorama nearly completed. Here’s a quick walkthrough of how this was done and other recent progress on it. Read Now

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What would you do differently? Here’s a quick walkthrough of how I modelled the hills, viaduct and track in a scene on my layout. How do you create yours? [Intermediate]

Third Rail Tips

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third railBuilding a modern era electric track layout? Wondering about that third rail? Here are a few tips to get you started. Read Now

[Intermediate] Building a modern era electric track layout? Wondering about that third rail? Here are a few tips to get you started.

Progress update: Wandle Valley Railway

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baseboards shedIt’s all go for my new layout, the shed is sorted; baseboards are down and the ayout design complete. The track plan however… That’s another story.

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[info] It’s all go for my new layout, with the shed sorted; baseboards down, and the layout design done. The track plan, however…

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. Read Now

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

Announcement

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

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. Read Now

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