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How wide are UK roads in OO and N gauge
March 26, 2020
If your layout features roads you'll want accurate widths for them, why go to all the trouble of making wonderful looking track and scenery only to ruin it
What size is Z scale?
February 18, 2020
Z scale model train layouts are increasingly popular due to the small size and hence appeal for those with limited space but what are their dimensions? How
What voltage do N scale model trains run on
November 27, 2019
What's the best voltage for N scale trains to run on?
How high should a model railway baseboard be?
October 11, 2019
While working on the construction of one of my layouts, I happened to think about the correct height for maximum convenience.
What materials are Warhammer miniatures made with?
August 25, 2019
Wonderfully detailed, Games Workshop miniatures are a delight to make and paint but what are they made of?
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 much does a model railway cost?
August 11, 2019
If you're thinking of starting a model railway, or perhaps revisiting the trains your dad or grandad had, one of the first question most people ask is how much
What voltage do HO scale trains run on?
July 27, 2019
What's the right voltage for HO scale model railroads and trains?
How many feet and inches is an N scale mile?
June 18, 2019
How many feet and inches are you going to need to model one mile of track or landscape in N gauge? The answer will surprise you.
Will OO trains run on HO track?
May 11, 2019
OO and HO gauge model trains are the most popular but can you run OO trains on HO track?
How big (or small) are n gauge trains: photos and dimensions
April 14, 2019
If you are thinking about getting an N gauge train you might be concerned about how small (or large) they are? Are they too small see or handle? How do they
The Best Thickness For Plywood Model Railway Baseboards
April 5, 2019
What thickness of plywood is best for a model railway baseboard.
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.
What size are OO scale figures?
February 11, 2019
Looking for plastic figures for your OO, Hornby, model railway? There are many figures available but what size is right for your layout?
How long is an N scale Mile?
December 11, 2018
How many feet will you need to recreate one mile in N gauge and how to work around the space challenge.
What scale is N gauge
October 16, 2018
N gauge is the second most popular model railway size but the scale of models you can use with the trains varies.
Model Railway Fiddle Yard, what is it
August 9, 2018
What is a model railway fiddleyard? Find the answer here, the Internet’s biggest model railway glossary.
What are miniatures made from
March 16, 2018
What are wargaming miniatures made from?
What scale is OO gauge
February 17, 2018
If you have an OO gauge railway you'll want to get suitably sized models and rolling stock so what scale models are appropriate for OO gauge?
Model Railway Gauge, what is is
September 9, 2017
What does gauge mean in model railways? Read the answer here, the Internet's largest glossary for model railways.
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