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The best aid to help see when your eyesight fades
It happens to us all. Some sooner, some later. But it happens.
Skip the pain of reaching across your layout with this inspired home built aid
September 14, 2019
How's this for a nifty idea.
Hornby pops up at St Pancras Station
September 7, 2019
Travellers and commuters passing through St Pancras Station are in for a treat this Winter.
Photograph Tips From John Olsen
August 22, 2019
Creating good photographs of model railways is surprisingly difficult. Here's a few tips from famed model railroader John Olsen on how he created his beautiful shots.
Air Drying Clay: 7 Tips To Help Make Better Models, Easier and Faster
August 9, 2019
Want to use air-drying clay for model making and crafting but put off by your first experiences with it? This is for you.
It’s here! Finally.
August 2, 2019
It's here! I've been working on this for a long time and I'm really excited to announce...
A quick easy way to make curved corners for your backscene
July 9, 2019
If you want your backscene to have curved corners you may be struggling with how to create the curved wood onto which the paper is glued. I did and then I had this idea.
Signalling – Basics: Semaphore Signals
June 18, 2019
If you want you're model railway to look the part, you'll need signals and in the case of steam era railways this means semaphore signals. Here's a back to basics guide on
A family visit turns into railway reconnaissance
June 16, 2019
It wasn't planned but a family visit turned up an expected surprise and a massive aid to my layout construction.
Rebuild, revise or carry on?
June 10, 2019
Well that's annoying.
A trip down memory lane
May 21, 2019
As mentioned in a previous post, I've recently rediscovered a few of my long lost childhood trains.
Fund raising campaign for Market Deeping Model Railway Club passes £64,000 in a matter of hours
May 19, 2019
A fund-raising campaign to help Market Deeping Model Railway Club recover from a vandalism attack on Saturday raised over £45,000 in just over 24 hours.
Organiser and exhibitor nightmare as layouts and rolling stock destroyed by vandals
May 18, 2019
Modellers around the world have reacted with sympathy, sadness and anger to the news that numerous layouts at Market Deeping Model Railway Club's show in Stamford have been
Which are you?
May 16, 2019
Recently while making space for some of my father's things, I came across an old issue of Railway Modeller magazine.
Richard Leaning, Dad.
April 26, 2019
This isn't a post I expected or wanted to write.
Pentewan layout update: redesigning the fiddle yard
April 16, 2019
Progress on my HOe layout continues but I run into a problem that required a revision to the track plan of the fiddle yard.
How big (or small) are n gauge trains: photos and dimensions
April 14, 2019
If you are thinking about getting an N gauge train you might be concerned about how small (or large) they are? Are they too small see or handle? How do they compare to trusty
The best recipe for the ballast glue
April 9, 2019
What is the best glue for model railway ballast? Find the answer here.
The Best Thickness For Plywood Model Railway Baseboards
April 5, 2019
What thickness of plywood is best for a model railway baseboard.
Hornby launches Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set
April 4, 2019
Christmas is coming as Hornby unveils a Coca-Cola Christmas train set.
What military models are suitable for a OO gauge Hornby model railway
April 3, 2019
There are loads of different military model scales available but which are best to go alongside your OO gauge, Hornby, trains.
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