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Nottingham’s oldest surviving model shop up for sale

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Gee Dee Models, the oldest surviving model shop in Nottingham, is up for sale.

[Info] Gee Dee Models, the oldest surviving model shop in Nottingham, is up for sale.

Make your own foliage

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make your owln foliage
How a chance email revealed my new favourite way of making foliage and it’s almost free.

make your owln foliage

[intermediate] How a chance email revealed my new favourite way of making bushes and foliage and it’s almost free.

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.

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

Building a shed fit for your model railway – 5 things you can do

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model railway shedShed’s are the third most popular location for model railways yet they’re fraught with peril for layouts. My new layout will be built in a shed and here’s how I’m equipping mine to make it the perfect home for model trains.

[Info] How I’m equipping my shed to make it the perfect home for model trains.

Level up your layout with the rule of thirds

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If you’re designing a layout there’s a little rule you can apply that will dramatically improve the look of your trains and take your model railway to the next level.

[Intermediate] If you’re designing a layout there’s a little rule you can apply that will dramatically improve the look of your trains.

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:29/05/17

Boosting power on a Hornby model railway

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If you’ve expanded a Hornby DC model railway set beyond the basic circle you may find your trains slow down in places. 

[Beginner’s] – What do to if your trains slow down after expanding your Hornby model train set

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.

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

90 Years of History Remade, Flying Scotsman and Typhoon reunited

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scotsman & TyphoonHistory was remade on Thursday when the legendary Flying Scotsman was reunited with its little sister, the 1/3rd scale replica Typhoon, for the first time in 90 years.

[Fun] The legendary Flying Scotsman is reunited with its little sister, the 1/3rd scale replica Typhoon, at the BlueBell Railway.

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.