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It doesn’t always work. Not with a Nokia anyway….

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Using a nokia phone to try and fix model railway problemIt’s been a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend. And not just because of the rain. Read Now

[Workshop] It’s been a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend. And not just because of the rain…

Sounds effects without DCC

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If you’ve ever longingly looked or listened to the wonderful sound effects possible with DCC trains and wanted something similar for your DC locomotives Train Tech have just the thing.

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[Intermediate] Adding sound to a locomotive without the cost or complexity of DCC.

How one modeller joins track across boards

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track joins boardsHow to join track across baseboard sections is one of the most common questions I get asked here on Model Railway Engineer. Here’s an interesting technique one modeller uses. Read Now

[Advanced] How one modeller solved the problem of securing track across baseboard sections.

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. Read Now

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. Read Now

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. Read Now

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 3D 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.
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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:4/07/17

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. Read Now

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. Read Now

If you ever look at your railway and think there’s something missing, this is for you. Updated:5/10/17

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. Read Now

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:27/09/17