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The Longest Model Railway Track – Monday Model Railway Factoid #10

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How big is your model railway? A few few or larger? Everyone who builds model railway dreams of bigger and longer track. Some just dream bigger.  

How big is your model railway? A few few or larger? Everyone who builds model railway dreams of bigger and longer track. Some just dream bigger.   Updated:22/07/15

A Question Of Time – Monday Model Railway Factoid #9

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The wonderful era 3 Bachmann Graham Farish Class 64xx 0-6-0 Pannier Tank engine, If you’re building a model railway around a particular point in history you’ll want trains that only ran during your chosen period but how do you know what trains ran when?

If you’re building a model railway around a particular point in history you’ll want trains that only ran during your chosen period but how do you know what trains ran when? Updated:28/06/15

The Man Who Built 600 Model Trains – Monday Model Railway Factoid #8

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While many of us buy trains and vehicles preassembled from manufacturers like Hornby and Graham Farish some model railway builders make their own but none can rival the life’s work of one model builder extraordinaire.

While many of us buy trains and vehicles preassembled from manufacturers like Hornby and Graham Farish some model railway builders make their own but none can rival the life’s work of one model builder extraordinaire. Updated:9/06/15

We’re Going To Need A Bigger Room – Monday Model Railway Factoid #7

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Struggling with Papier-mâché and plaster on your layout? Spare a thought for these model railway builders from Germany,California and New Jersey who build the biggest model train mountains.

Model Railway Mountains

Struggling with Papier-mâché and plaster on your layout? Spare a thought for these model railway builders from Germany,California and New Jersey who build the biggest model train mountains. Updated:4/06/15

Everything You Could Want To Know About Sleepers – Monday Model Railway Factoid, #6

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Little Telseigh - Model Railway SleepersSleepers are critical to railways and to vital for authentic model railways but what are their origins? How many are there? Here’s all you could want to know about these wooden, concrete and steel beams.

Sleepers are critical to railways and to vital for authentic model railways but what are their origins? How many are there? Here’s all you could want to know about these wooden, concrete and steel beams. Updated:20/05/15

The Origins of Ballast – Monday Model Railway Factoid, #5

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Thirdley (LMS) model railwayEven wondered what the origins of ballast are and why it’s even called ballast? Read on for the fascinating history of the small grey stones found between track rails.

Even wondered what the origins of ballast are and why it’s even called ballast? Read on for the fascinating history of the small grey stones found between track rails. Updated:11/05/15

Monday Model Railway Factoid #4: Whyte Notation

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model train-2-6-2If you’ve seen numbers like 0-4-0, 2-6-2 or similar describing a steam or model railway loco and wondered what they mean, this is for you.

If you’ve seen numbers like 0-4-0, 2-6-2 or similar describing a steam or model railway loco and wondered what they mean, this is for you. Updated:10/05/15

Monday Model Railway Factoid #3

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Model Railways are usually built to a ratio of 1:76 (OO scale), 1:87 (HO scale) or 1:148 (N scale). But they can get a whole lot smaller!

world's smallest model railway

Model Railways are usually built to a ratio of 1:76 (OO scale), 1:87 (HO scale) or 1:148 (N scale). But they can get a whole lot smaller! Updated:10/05/15

Monday Model Railway Factoid #1

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New to model railways, this new series is just for you. Every Monday, will bring a new factoid, tip or fun fact to help you get up to speed with your new hobby.

Birgmingham Dribbler

New to model railways, this new series is just for you. Every Monday, will bring a new factoid, tip or fun fact to help you get up to speed with your new hobby. Updated:6/04/15