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Attempt on model railway world speed record – miniature Mallard to try and break 186mph record

Model railway enthusiasts will be looking to break a world speed record this weekend. [...]

Competition! Win one of four tickets to The London Festival of Railway Modelling

London Festival Of Railway Modelling
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Winners were announced here. Model Railway Engineer has teamed up with Warners Exhibitions to offer you the chance to win [...]

A big week for Hornby

Hornby Toy Fair 2019
Hornby is going to need a bigger awards cabinet. [...]

2018 British Model Railway Award winners: Model Railway Engineer honoured

Website of the Year - Silver - Model Railway Engineer-small
The winners have been announced. [...]

Jools Holland reveals model railway 10 years in the making

Musician and TV presenter Jools Holland has revealed his 100ft model railway. [...]

Show report: The 35th International Model Railway Exhibition, Cologne

Billed as Europe's greatest model railway event, the International Model Railway Exhibition took place in Cologne in November.  [...]

Ideas for a future layout

Looking for something out of the normal for your next layout? What about a North American logging layout? [...]

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. [...]

Book a stay in a miniature model railway home, height restrictions apply

miniatur-wunderland-airbnb
Okay, this isn't really about model railways, but hey, it's in conjunction with the world's largest model railway and it's for a good cause and that's all the [...]

Scratch building steam trains

SCRATCH BUILT STEAM TRAIN TESTED
I'm a big fan of Tested.com so when they cover scratch building model steam trains I can't help but watch. [...]

Model Railway Engineer nominated for the BMRA Awards – Vote Now!

BMRA model railway engineer nominated
Model Railway Engineer has made it through the nomination round for the 2018 British Model Railway Awards and now it's your chance to vote for the winners. [...]

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 [...]

BRMA Awards Time

It's time. [...]

Top marks to Märklin for this but where’s the Hornby version?

christmas train advert
Watching this you could be forgiven for thinking John Lewis have started selling model trains. [...]

When is the The Great Model Railway Challenge on TV: episode dates and times

The Great Model Railway Challenge is Channel 5's latest TV series on model railways. Here's how and when you can watch it. [...]

This 1880’s toy train still lives on and it’s famous but can you guess where it’s used?

monopoly train
There can't be many of us who haven't seen this train at one time or another.  [...]

How to outmanoeuvre the carpet monster

Preventing model making tool and part loss
In the threads of my carpet lives a monster. [...]

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away model railways are mono rail. Why not here?

han solo train
Where are the monorail model railways? [...]

Making my model railway man-cave a bit more comfortable

I spend a lot of time in my model railway man-cave. It's time to add a few creature comforts. [...]

What you can learn from E.T.

Can it really be 36 years? [...]
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