The £35 model railway challenge: project history

drawing model railwayIn the summer of 2017, I set myself a challenge to see if a model railway could be built for £35.  

The goal was to build a model railway for just £35 (this budget covering materials, track, electrics, controller and rolling stock) and to complete it 4 months.

Above is my initial back-of-an-envelope concept sketch, below is this history of its creation to date. Below is a step by step guide to its creation, from beginning to current.

The £35 model railway challenge

Can it really be done? Project Update

Railways in a box, the £35 project update

Electrics, an update on the £35 Model Railway Project

So the scenery starts: £35 project update

£35 Model Railway Update: Building the buildings and cliff face

£35 Model Railway In A Box Update

> A final, personal, note: I spend a huge amount of time testing, photographing, writing and researching techniques for these articles and pay for all the running costs of MRE out of my own pocket. If you found this article useful you can support me by making a donation on my fund-raising page. Thanks and happy modelling, Andy.


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