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. Read Now
Posts Tagged ‘ModayFactoid’
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?
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. Read Now
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. Read Now
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. Read Now
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. Read Now
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.
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! Read Now
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. Read Now