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Upgrading an old model train

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upgrading a model trainIf, like me, you have old Hornby or Graham Farish locomotives on your railway you may notice they lack a bit of oomph. Here’s how I give mine a power up.

If, like me, you have old Hornby or Graham Farish locomotives on your railway you may notice they lack a bit of oomph. Here’s how I give mine a power up. Updated:23/12/16

Repairing and servicing a model train

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n gauge train repairN gauge locos are tiny. And when they break all those small parts can seem a nightmare. But it’s really not that hard once you know how. Here’s how I recently fixed and serviced a Graham Farish tank engine.

How to repair and service an N gauge Graham Farish steam train.

Top 5 Model Railway Maintenance Checks – How To Keeping Your Trains Running

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model railway maintenanceDon’t leave the trouble free operation of your model railway to chance. Follow this top 5 definitive checklist of quick and easy preventative maintenance tips to keep your trains running.

Don’t leave the trouble free operation of your model railway to chance. Follow this top 5 definitive checklist of quick and easy preventative maintenance tips to keep your trains running. Updated:23/12/16

Will this kick-ass pen revolutionise making model railways on a budget?

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3Doodle penLooking for an easy way to make budget models for your railway? An ultra-ingenious and fun new tool promises to revolutionise your model making yet costs less than a second-hand Hornby train.

Looking for an easy way to make budget models for your railway? An ultra-ingenious and fun new tool promises to revolutionise your model making yet costs less than a second-hand Hornby train. Updated:23/12/16

Review: British Steam BR Standard Locomotives

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British Steam - BR Standard Locomotives review bookThere are lots of books on steam trains that have promise for railway modellers but this one has real potential.

There are lots of books on steam trains that have promise for railway modellers but this one has real potential. Updated:23/12/16

How to add realism and life to your model railway – a tip from award winning layouts

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Addnig Movement To A Model RailwayIf you ever look at your railway and think there’s something missing, this is for you.

If you ever look at your railway and think there’s something missing, this is for you. Updated:23/12/16

How To Remove Glued Ballast From Model Train Track In Five Easy Steps

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de-ballast If you want to re-use track that has ballast glued in place you’ll probably be wondering how to recover the track and remove the ballast. Here’s how I solved the problem recently.

If you want to re-use track that has ballast glued in place you’ll probably be wondering how to recover the track and remove the ballast. Here’s how I solved the problem recently. Updated:23/12/16

17 Essential Tools For Your Model Railway Tool Box + Tips

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When it comes to tools for model railways, there are a thousands of tools to chose from. You don’t need every tool on sale in B&Q but old hands in the hobby recommend the following as the 17 essential tools. What are you missing? 

When it comes to tools for model railways, there are a thousands of tools to chose from. You don’t need every tool on sale in B&Q but old hands in the hobby recommend the following as the 17 essential tools. What are you missing?  Updated:23/12/16