A handy modelling tool

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six arm helping hands-transparentIf only I had more fingers.

That’s something almost every modeller has uttered at one point or another.

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This is great for modellers! The six-arm helping hands model making and soldering tool.

How To Make Your Own Rerailer – Z, N or OO gauge

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This is a creative DIY tip for making your own portable rerailer is almost too simple. Read Now

How to make a portable rerailer for easy rolling stock placement for Z, N and OO gauge.

Track Cleaning: How to clean track, the definitive guide.

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Here’s a little secret. Read Now

How to clean OO, HO, O, N and Z gauge track. What’s the best material to use when and what NOT to use!

Best of Model Railway Engineer 2017

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best of model railways 2017I’m taking a break from writing posts on Model Railway Engineer until the new year to spend time with family and friends, as well as plan for 2018. Read Now

I’m taking a break from writing posts on Model Railway Engineer until the new year to spend time with family and friends, as well as plan for 2018. Updated:26/12/17

The best of both in 4ft square

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dual gauge model railwayHow to have a railway that looks good from a distance with lovely large landscapes features but also works up close with lots of detail visible in your figures and models? Read Now

It’s nice to watch trains running through landscapes but sometimes you want the interesting detail of a town scene. How to have both in a small layout?

Coupling Explained – Hornby, Triang, Bachmann and Dapol couplers

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understanding model railway couplersCorrecting an omission. Read Now

understanding model railway couplers

Everything you could want to know about model railway couplers, from Hornby, Triang, Bachmann, Lima, Dapol incl. NEM sockets.

Review Märklin 81701 Z Gauge Train Starter Set

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marklin review z gaugeIt’s happened again and I was powerless to resist. Read Now

marklin review z gauge

How small? The Märklin 81701 Z gauge starter set reviewed and tested.

£35 Model Railway Update: Building the buildings and cliff face

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project update £35 model railwayIt’s been a while, too long, but here’s an update on my £35 model railway challenge project. Read Now

project update £35 model railway

It’s been a while, too long, but here’s an update on my £35 model railway challenge project. Since the last update, I’ve started on the buildings; added the foundations for the cliff face in the background and spent some more time on the track work but there’s still one problem.

How to steam up a Mamod steam engine

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mamod steam engine

Most of the posts on this blog are about Hornby style model railways. But, as you may guess from the name, I also occasionally other topics relating to small railway engineering subjects. Read Now

mamod steam engine

Most of the posts on this blog are about Hornby style model railways. But never far from my attention are live steam engines; models featuring water, fire and steam.

How to remove fish plates / rail joiners – Sunday Scribbles

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rail joiner toolHow to remove fish plates without damaging your rails, or your nails. Read Now

rail joiner tool

How to remove fish plates without damaging your rails, or your nails.