Hints, tips and products for model train and railway enthusiasts.
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The Best Train Sets 2018
Setting up a train set
Building A Model Railway
From trainset to layout
Maintaining and Fixing
When is the The Great Model Railway Challenge on TV: episode dates and times
September 29, 2018
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?
August 21, 2018
There can't be many of us who haven't seen this train at one time or another.
What you can learn from E.T.
April 26, 2018
Can it really be 36 years?
Model Railway Engineer Wins Its First Award
April 24, 2018
Towards the end of last year, I received an odd email.
Mixing Hobbies: Trains, Lego & Gardens
April 12, 2018
I challenge you to watch this and not want a Lego steam train in your garden!
Share Your Tips & Progress – a new forum for Model Railway Builders
March 25, 2018
You can now share your trials and tribulations, layout progress, photos/videos and tips and ideas and chat with friends and thousands of other model railway
The Best of Model Railway Engineer Winter 17/18
March 21, 2018
Another season has come and gone and it was a record season for my Model Railway Engineer with record numbers of model railway enthusiasts visiting the site,
7 signs that reveal your other half is a secret railway modeller
March 17, 2018
Have you got a secret model railway enthusiast in your midst?
Does your model railway feature a plastic pet?
March 14, 2018
London trains and stations get my attention. But throw in cute animal photographs and I'm hooked.
March 7, 2018
Am I allowed to get a buzz from a new feature on my website?
What will happen… The great railway in the sky
February 23, 2018
What will happen to your rolling stock when...
All change: Site update
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.