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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.

[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.

[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.

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

Changing Track – How To Alter Already Laid Track

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rail alterationIt happens on every layout at one point or another.

[Intermediate] How to change and alter already laid track without destroying your rails. Suitable for OO and N gauge track work.

The 5 Must Have Tools That Have Transformed My Track Work From Terror To Triumph

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best tools for model railway track There are an astonishing 10,072 miles of track in the UK.

[Intermediate] The five tools that have transformed my track work.

How NOT to clean track, part 2

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how not to clean model railway track 2Cleaning track is a fundamental maintenance task on a model railway but it’s surprising how badly wrong it can go.

Cleaning track is a fundamental maintenance task on a model railway but it’s surprising how badly wrong it can go. Updated:15/11/16

How NOT to clean track, Part 1

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how NOT to clean model railway trackThis gem of track cleaning advice was overheard in a model railway shop the other day. And it’s wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

This gem of track cleaning advice was overheard in a model railway shop the other day. And it’s wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Updated:12/03/16

How To Build Inclines Your Trains Can Climb – Maximum and Recommended Gradients

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don't screw up your slopesIf you want a fun and interesting model railway then you’ll want your Hornby trains hauling wagons up hills. Here’s how to work out the vital length and gradient numbers needed to start building inclines.

If you want a fun and interesting model railway then you’ll want your Hornby trains hauling wagons up hills. Here’s how to work out the vital length and gradient numbers needed to start building inclines. Updated:12/03/16

Top 5 Model Railway Maintenance Checks – How To Keeping Your Trains Running

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model railway maintenanceDon’t leave the trouble free operation of your model railway to chance. Follow this top 5 definitive checklist of quick and easy preventative maintenance tips to keep your trains running.

Don’t leave the trouble free operation of your model railway to chance. Follow this top 5 definitive checklist of quick and easy preventative maintenance tips to keep your trains running. Updated:23/12/16

N Gauge Track Laying – How To

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N gauge track laying tipsLay N gauge track flawlessly with this comprehensive collection of hints, tips and guides. 

Lay N gauge track flawlessly with this comprehensive collection of hints, tips and guides.  Updated:13/03/16