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All change: Site update

It was time to change and it needed to be done. [...]

A Day At The 2018 London Model Engineering Exhibition

Hornby Live Steam Engine
A day spent with the smell of oil, grease and steam. [...]

Making models with Mamod

Mamod engine
Using a Mamod engine and Wilesco accessories as model making workshop? Will it work? [...]

Creating landscapes, tips from Constable

model railway engineer backscene
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

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

flexible track template hack
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

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

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

scatter model railway wargames tip
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

How to make your own scatter
I'll never buy scatter for my model railway again. [...]