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Hornby train set and model railway hints, tips and reviews for beginners. The perfect starting place for anyone just beginning with Hornby train sets.

The Cheapest Technique For Making Model Trees – They Look Great Too!

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I go full Blue Peter for this tip. [...]

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 [...]

Solve track errors with this tip I discovered while making videos

I've recently been paying around with video of my layout. It was while recording that I discovered this neat track laying aid. [...]

Model Railway Beginners Q&A: How to connect more power leads to a model railway set

If you've added more track to your model railway set you'll reach a point where just one power-clip isn't enough. But how do you get more power to your track [...]

Autumnal Projects & Ideas To Inspire

Great update projects to work on around your railway as the Sun set sets earlier and the heat of long summer days fade. [...]

The best price on Hornby trains – model railway money saving buying tips

Looking for the best price on a Hornby train set or trying to find the the biggest discount for that model train you’ve been saving for? These tricks will [...]

7 Books That Have Taught Me The Most

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One of the reasons I enjoy building model railways is the variety of different skills that can be learnt and mastered. To develop this knowledge, I read [...]

7 Ways To Get Track Cheap in 2018: the 4th is my favourite money saver

You don't need to buy brand new and expensive Peco and Hornby track for your model railway. Use these 7 techniques and save your money. [...]

Model railway minimum curve conundrum – what’s the smallest radius?

What's the minimum curve radius for model railways? The numbers you need to know for Z, N, OO and HO track from Peco, Hornby, Märklin. [...]

A Quick Guide To Setting Up A Hornby Model Railway

So you got a Hornby train set for Christmas or perhaps taken the plunge and bought your first model railway, probably a Hornby starter set. You've unwrapped [...]