Posts Tagged ‘Track Work’

How to make Hornby & Peco OO gauge track look more realistic

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Shedly YardHornby and Peco track is cheap and compatible with a huge number of trains but it has a problem. Read Now

Shedly Yard

Hornby and Peco track is cheap and compatible with a huge number of trains but it has a problem.

How to easily fit rail joiners perfectly, everytime

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how to fix rail joiners easilyIt’s undoubtedly one of the most frustrating, annoying, downright infuriating jobs in constructing a layout. My fingers bleed and I’ve ruined track ends doing it but no more. Read Now

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Fed up with the frustration of fitting rail joiners to track? Here’s how you can make a simple tool that will allow you to fit joiners easily and correctly, everytime.

A flexible hack to making correct curves with flexi-track

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flexible track template hackIf you use flexible track but don’t have Tracksetta templates this tip will save lots of frustration. Read Now

flexible track template hack

If you use flexible track but don’t have Tracksetta templates this tip will save lots of frustration. Updated:27/10/17

6 Golden Rules To Successfully Use Second-hand Track

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second hand hornby trackSecond hand track can be a bargain but also a right royal pain.
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second hand hornby track

Six simple rules you can follow to prevent future problems when using second-hand track.

Bending track or making your own flexible track

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Standard track cramping your style? Don’t want to buy flexible track? Here’s how to make your track bend and go where you want it.
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Standard track cramping your style? Don’t want to buy flexible track? Here’s how to make your track bend and go where you want it.

What are track codes and which is best – OO Gauge Code 100 or 75

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decoding model railway track codesConfused by OO gauge track codes?  Read Now

Confused by track codes? Here’s the definitive guide to OO gauge codes with pictures to show the differences. [Intermediate]

Point Wiring: A quick tip to eliminate stalling

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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

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[Intermediate] Model Railway Points: A quick walkthrough and tip to help eliminate stalling on points and reduce the need for constant cleaning.

How one modeller joins track across boards

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track joins boardsHow to join track across baseboard sections is one of the most common questions I get asked here on Model Railway Engineer. Here’s an interesting technique one modeller uses. Read Now

[Advanced] How one modeller solved the problem of securing track across baseboard sections.

Better Bends

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SuperelevationIf you have curves on your layout heres a quick technique that will make them look better. Read Now

[Intermediate] How to make your bends better.

The 5 Best Track Laying Tips After 4 years Writing This Blog

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track workIn the almost 4 years since I set up this blog I’ve visited more exhibitions and clubs than I can count; met hundreds of fellow model railway enthusiasts, and come into contact with thousands more on social media.

These are the best model railway track planning tips I’ve picked up from this wonderful community of experienced builders. Read Now

The top track laying tips I’ve picked up during 4 years writing Model Railway Engineer.