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A Quick Guide To Setting Up A Model Railway

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So you got a Hornby train set for Christmas or perhaps taken the plunge and bought your first model railway, probably a Hornby starter set. You’ve unwrapped and carefully opened the box.

Now what?

Here’s a quick guide to get you started.

So you got a Hornby train set for Christmas or perhaps taken the plunge and bought your first model railway, probably a Hornby starter set. You’ve unwrapped and carefully opened the box. Now what? Here’s a quick guide to get you started. Updated:24/12/16

How Much Space Is Needed for A Hornby Railway Set

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flying scotsman railway setA question asked by many beginners is how much space will they need for a railway set set. It’s a good question but it’s a bit more involved than you might imagine.

A question asked by many beginners is how much space will they need for a railway set set. It’s a good question but it’s a bit more involved than you might imagine.

5 Ways To Make Your Train Set More Interesting

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train set on floorFed up with watching the trains in your railway set go around and around in an oval? Want a bit more variety? Here are five ways to add interest to railway set.

Fed up with watching the trains in your railway set go around and around in an oval? Want a bit more variety? Here are five ways to add interest to railway set. Updated:13/03/16

How To Get A Hornby Train Set Without Breaking The Bank

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Let’s be honest, model trains and railways aren’t a cheap hobby. It can cost a LOT but it can be done on a budget.

Let’s be honest, model trains and railways aren’t a cheap hobby. It can cost a LOT but it can be done on a budget. Updated:29/12/15

How To Expand Your Hornby Model Train Set — The Best Track Expansion Kits

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Model Railway TrackSo you’ve taken the first tentative step and got a model railway starter kit, but what next? 

So you’ve taken the first tentative step and got a model railway starter kit, but what next?  Updated:24/12/16

Model Railways: What do you need to get started

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first-railway-what-is-neededSo you’ve decided to build your first model railway but don’t know where to start or even what you need to get started? A quick search of the web will more than likely confuse you and leave you with more questions than answers. But it’s actually very, very easy and relatively cheap to just get started. It’s not a secret. Just start here.

So you’ve decided to build your first model railway but don’t know where to start or even what you need to get started? A quick search of the web will more than likely confuse you and leave you with more questions than answers. But it’s actually very, very easy and relatively cheap to just get […]

How to look after your train set: tips for floor based train sets

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train on floorFloors are deadly places. And not just for spiders that get stamped on as they cross the room! Carpets and other floor surfaces are hostile places for your model trains with their delicate wheels and engines. So what can you do to look after model railways on the floor?

Floors are deadly places. And not just for spiders that get stamped on as they cross the room! Carpets and other floor surfaces are hostile places for your model trains with their delicate wheels and engines. So what can you do to look after model railways on the floor? Updated:13/03/16