If your wagons derail or jump while crossing points here’s one of the most common and easiest solutions. Read Now
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Another quick job that can be carried out on your model railway when time is tight. Read Now
If you use flexible track but don’t have Tracksetta templates this tip will save lots of frustration. Read Now
Pressed for time..need to get a modelling fix? Here’s the first in a new series of quick to carry out tips to improve your layout.
Let’s face it, no one likes ballasting track. It’s soooo time-consuming. But if you’re just starting out and want a quick rather than perfect looking finish there’s a simple answer to your woes. Read Now
I get a lot of email around wiring points. They seem to cause endless problems. I’m working on a guide but in the meantime, here’s a quick walkthrough and tip to help eliminate stalling on points and reduce the need for constant cleaning. Read Now
‘Tis the season of goodwill and festive cheer, so let me brighten up your railway with this quick and cheap way of adding lights to your layout. Read Now
Using electric point motors for a model railway can get expensive. But if you just want to remotely control your points there’s an alternative, cheaper, way. Read Now
Looking for quick, free, way to create brick and stone walls surfaces for your buildings? Read Now
This tip, sent in by Bill Hughes, is possibly the easiest I’ve heard but it’s great for making statues.
For OO scale railways, take a soft drink bottom top and cut it in half (so it’s shorter). Next bye an O scale figure and glue to it the bottle cap. That’s it.
For N scale, use a smaller bottle top (or a toothpaste lid) to make the plynth and then use OO scale figures.
Paint them grey (for concrete/stone or dark brown for bronze) and you have a statue.
Bill said he got this from a friend in the 70s so where it originally came from is unknown but it’s a simple, effective, idea for adding interest to parks, recreation grounds and traffic islands.