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The Big Picture

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Model Railway Track PaintingEvery so often it pays to take a step back, review the big picture as your layout progresses and check it’s coming together as a whole. It was on one such recent review that I came to an unfortunate conclusion.

Every so often it pays to take a step back, review the big picture as your layout progresses and check it’s coming together as a whole. It was on one such recent review that I came to an unfortunate conclusion. Updated:13/10/16

How To Lay and Fix Track

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fixing trackLaying and fixing track doesn’t seem difficult. But then you try it. It’s surprising how many problems can be avoided with the benefit of hindsight.

Here’s the technique I’ve developed over the years that’ll hopefully save you time, effort and frustration.

Laying and fixing track doesn’t seem difficult. But then you try it. It’s surprising how many problems can be avoided with the benefit of hindsight. Here’s the technique I’ve developed over the years that’ll hopefully save you time, effort and frustration. Updated:15/09/16

How To Pick The Right Ballast For The Most Realistic Model Railway

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Priorsfield, Severn-Wash LineThe ballast on railways wasn’t always grey and if you want your model railway to be authentic you’ll need to get the colour and texture right on your layout.

The ballast on railways wasn’t always grey and if you want your model railway to be authentic you’ll need to get the colour and texture right on your layout. Updated:12/03/16

How To Remove Glued Ballast From Model Train Track In Five Easy Steps

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de-ballast If you want to re-use track that has ballast glued in place you’ll probably be wondering how to recover the track and remove the ballast. Here’s how I solved the problem recently.

If you want to re-use track that has ballast glued in place you’ll probably be wondering how to recover the track and remove the ballast. Here’s how I solved the problem recently. Updated:23/12/16

Project Update – Layout, Bedding, Wiring and Track Laying

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I admit it. It’s true I haven’t posted an update on my layouts for a while and since the last report a lot has changed. So here’s what’s gone since then and the techniques I’ve used for track bedding and wiring along the way.

model railway track wiring

I admit it. It’s true I haven’t posted an update on my layouts for a while and since the last report a lot has changed. So here’s what’s gone since then and the techniques I’ve used for track bedding and wiring along the way. Updated:11/04/15

How To Avoid 5 Easy Track Laying Mistakes

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In our eagerness to get trains running, we all make mistakes when laying track but don’t make these potentially expensive mistakes.

Track Laying Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

In our eagerness to get trains running, we all make mistakes when laying track but don’t make these potentially expensive mistakes. Updated:21/03/16

Layout elements for beginners

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Inglenook, switchbacks and wyes. Confused by layout elements? Here’s a handy beginners guide.

Inglenook, switchbacks and wyes. Confused by layout elements? Here’s a handy beginners guide. Updated:1/04/16

Why You Shouldn’t Use Brass or Steel Rails

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model train on trackBuying railway track? Here’s a great short and simple piece of advice that will let your trains run smoother and mean less work for you.

Buying railway track? Here’s a great short and simple piece of advice that will let your trains run smoother and mean less work for you. Updated:11/11/16

Effortless Track Weathering

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Here’s a wonderful tip for adding realism to your layout. And best of all, it requires minimum effort but produces fantastic results.

Here’s a wonderful tip for adding realism to your layout. And best of all, it requires minimum effort but produces fantastic results. Updated:23/12/16

Hornby, Peco or Gaugemaster Track Pins | Which Should You Use?

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What’s the difference between one track pin and another? You wouldn’t think much, but there are important variations between the pins from Peco, Hornby and Gaugemaster. 

What’s the difference between one track pin and another? You wouldn’t think much, but there are important variations between the pins from Peco, Hornby and Gaugemaster.  Updated:11/04/15