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What’s the difference between DCC and DC trains – which is best?

When first starting out you'll undoubtedly come across two terms — DC and DCC. What does DCC mean, what are the differences? Which should you get? [...]

DC or DCC? What do you prefer and why

This is one of those topics that everyone has a view on. But what do real-world modellers prefer? [...]

The number one tip for successful DCC upgrades: Sunday Scribbles

Want great running DCC conversions of your analogue trains? He's an often overlooked tip that will dramatically improve DCC conversion performance. [...]

DCC Trains: Why You’ll Be Thrilled, 5 Exciting Advantages

I've gone on record before as saying that I prefer analog / DC trains over digital but there are six reasons I get envious. [...]

Sounds effects without DCC

If you've ever longingly looked or listened to the wonderful sound effects possible with DCC trains and wanted something similar for your DC locomotives Train [...]

DCC Sound Speaker Comparison – make your locos sound better

Adding sound chips to your locos makes a world of difference to a layout but not all model train speakers are created equal as Richard Croft from Road and [...]

Ready but not able?

It's a sore spot for many railway modellers. What are your thoughts? [...]

The Ultimate Glossary Of Model Railway Terms

You probably know or can work out what railway points do and what gauge means? But what about loading gauge? A CDU? Or a flange? Don't be put [...]

OO gauge vs N gauge

OO or N gauge
What I wish someone had told me before. [...]

Is N Scale cheaper than HO?

N and HO scales are the two most common worldwide standards for model trains an common question for those thinking about this wonderful hobby then is which is [...]

How I fixed my runaway trains

I recently ran into a frustrating problem where my DCC locomotives just ran away by themselves. After a bit of head scratching I found an answer. [...]

More on the Train-Tech Screen

Train Tech Smart Screen
In my highlight of 2018, I mentioned the Train-Tech Screen as one of the highlights of the year. Here's more information on this innovative little product. [...]

Dozens of new locomotives revealed in major launch from Hornby for 2019

Hornby R3782 Class A1 Terrier 0-6-0T 751
2019 looks to be one of the most exciting years for Hornby judging by launch plans revealed yesterday. [...]

What is Z gauge: Six things you’ll want to know before starting

Märklin Modellbahnen Z gauge
If you're itching to build a model railway but don't have space, Z gauge is the answer. Here's a quick primer on what you need to know to get started. [...]

How model trains work

Tom Hanks, Elton John and Phil Collins have them and Rod Stewart reportedly hires whole hotel rooms when on tour to play with them. Yep, model railways are a [...]

The Top 3 Advantages Of DC Model Trains

DC model trains have a lot of advantages over their digital counterparts. Read the top 3 advantages here. [...]

Rebuild, revise or carry on?

change or modify model railway
Well that's annoying. [...]

A look back at 2018, including the best of Model Railway Engineer from the last 12 months

BEST MODEL RAILWAY TIPS 2018
Another year has come and gone, the fifth year of this blog in fact, and it's been without a doubt the best year yet. Here are the most popular articles on [...]

Announcement

An apology, time for something new and a bit of the old. [...]

How many inches in height do I need for my incline

Paul Mcmanus model railway incline
Confused about inclines and how many inches you need to raise your track to go over other track? Here's what you need to know. [...]
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