Posts Tagged ‘Track Work’

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. [Intermediate]

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]

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.

Changing Track – How To Alter Already Laid Track

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

[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.

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[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.
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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. Read Now

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.
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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