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What’s the difference between DCC and DC trains – which is best?
November 18, 2014
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
February 19, 2018
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
June 17, 2018
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
February 3, 2016
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
May 29, 2017
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
August 10, 2018
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?
May 8, 2018
It's a sore spot for many railway modellers. What are your thoughts?
The Ultimate Glossary Of Model Railway Terms
February 18, 2016
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
July 21, 2017
What I wish someone had told me before.
Is N Scale cheaper than HO?
August 16, 2019
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
September 27, 2016
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
January 17, 2019
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
January 8, 2019
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
June 15, 2018
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
February 5, 2017
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
August 12, 2015
DC model trains have a lot of advantages over their digital counterparts. Read the top 3 advantages here.
Rebuild, revise or carry on?
June 10, 2019
Well that's annoying.
A look back at 2018, including the best of Model Railway Engineer from the last 12 months
December 29, 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
April 14, 2017
An apology, time for something new and a bit of the old.
How many inches in height do I need for my incline
March 10, 2019
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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