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January 30, 2018
It was time to change and it needed to be done.
A Day At The 2018 London Model Engineering Exhibition
January 20, 2018
A day spent with the smell of oil, grease and steam.
Making models with Mamod
January 14, 2018
Using a Mamod engine and Wilesco accessories as model making workshop? Will it work?
Creating landscapes, tips from Constable
January 12, 2018
John Constable is one of England's most famous and greatest painters. Here's what we can learn from this master landscape artist to create your own beautiful
Best of Model Railway Engineer 2017
December 26, 2017
I'm taking a break from writing posts on Model Railway Engineer until the new year to spend time with family and friends, as well as plan for 2018.
A flexible hack to making correct curves with flexi-track
October 1, 2017
If you use flexible track but don't have Tracksetta templates this tip will save lots of frustration.
Add more power: Manic Monday Quick Tips #1
September 25, 2017
Pressed for time..need to get a modelling fix? Here's the first in a new series of quick to carry out tips to improve your layout.
What’s Been Your Biggest Railway Blunder
September 21, 2017
So today wasn't one of my finest but it did remind me of this handy tip that might save you a train tragedy.
A quick tip from the school of the blindingly obvious
September 17, 2017
If you lay your scatter, as I do, by sprinkling the stuff from your fingers you'll love - or perhaps hate - this tip.
How to make your own scatter & why I’ll never buy scatter material again
September 16, 2017
I'll never buy scatter for my model railway again.