Hints, tips and products for model railway enthusiasts.

Camouflaging Curves – how to obscure artifical looking curves

Glyn Valley Tramway Railway Curves and bends make model railways more fun and allow continuous running but they come with a problem. [more]

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The ABC’s of Fiddle Yards

Sector plate fddle yard on the Yoredale tramway - moorside layout.
Fiddle yards are the layout equivalent of the changing room of a Parisian fashion show catwalk. [...]

A masterclass in model storytelling

Marcel Ackle
Just look. Look, stare and imagine. [...]

Tiny Train Thursday, The Hornby R3528 LB&SCR Terrier

Hornby Terrier
This Thursday's random train is the one of the iconic Terrier's, the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) Stroudley Terrier 0-6-0T Number 4 in OO gauge from [...]

Sound, smoke, lights and a flickering firebox in N gauge

N GAUGE SMOKE AND LIGHTS
If you model in N gauge and have watched in envy as OO and HO modellers show off the sound, smoke and lights of their locos you'll want to see this.  [...]

All change: Site update

It was time to change and it needed to be done. [...]

Reducing Track Noise Levels

test track noise levels
 Track construction techniques to minimise noise. [...]

£35 Model Railway In A Box Update

cliff face
I've failed and it's bitterly frustrating. [...]

A Day At The 2018 London Model Engineering Exhibition

Hornby Live Steam Engine
A day spent with the smell of oil, grease and steam. [...]

How to make reliable track-carrying bridges across baseboards

model railway baseboard bridge how
Bridges between baseboards? Here are three components to spanning the gap. [...]

Six simple steps you can use to make glorious model mud

how to make model mud for a diorama or model railway
Mud glorious mud. Or it is until you try to recreate it in model form. Here are six simple steps you can follow to make marvellously messy mud.   [...]