Hints, tips and products for model train and railway enthusiasts.
How to start
The Best Train Sets 2018
Setting up a train set
Building A Model Railway
From trainset to layout
Maintaining and Fixing
Light up with Magnets – How to easily and flexibly illuminate your buildings
July 15, 2018
A simple technique for wiring your buildings for lighting while still allowing them to be easily moved and worked on.
Solar Shed Power – how to harness the power of mother nature for convenient and efficient power
July 13, 2018
Need power for your shed or garage layout, workshop and workbench? Here's how to harness mother nature.
Stuck for space for your model railway? Here’s one uplifting solution
June 17, 2018
Stuck for space for your layout? Here's one modeller's solution.
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.
Upgrading an old Hornby Pannier
March 2, 2018
GWR Pannier engines are the best. They're my favourite locos and I have quite a few, in both OO and N gauge. The Hornby versions are great little
The ABC’s of Fiddle Yards
February 10, 2018
Fiddle yards are the changing room of a Parisian fashion show catwalk for model railways.
A masterclass in model storytelling
February 5, 2018
Just look. Look, stare and imagine.
Sound, smoke, lights and a flickering firebox in N gauge
January 31, 2018
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.
Reducing Track Noise Levels
January 29, 2018
Track construction techniques to minimise noise.
How to make reliable track-carrying bridges across baseboards
January 17, 2018
Bridges between baseboards? Here are three components to spanning the gap.
Everything you want to know about 009 scale model railways
December 2, 2017
No, 009 is not the successor to James Bond but the modelling of narrow gauge railways. Here's what you need if you're thinking of starting