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What you can learn from E.T.

Can it really be 36 years? [...]

Mixing Hobbies: Trains, Lego & Gardens

I challenge you to watch this and not want a Lego steam train in your garden! [...]

7 signs that reveal your other half is a secret railway modeller

Have you got a secret model railway enthusiast in your midst? [...]

Making models with Mamod

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

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. [...]

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. [...]

Men (and Ladies) Most Likely To Be Model Railway Enthusiasts

It's Friday, so time for a bit of fun to go into the weekend with. Is your name on the list?  [...]

If Game of Thrones Had Trains

Game Of Thrones map
Trains versus dragons? [...]

Revealed: my most embarrassing model making moments

There I was happy in my own little world of model trains. And then I saw the odd expression on the face of a lady walking past. "No wait, I'm really not odd. [...]

18 Things Only A Model Railway Enthusiast Will Understand

18 things only a railway modeller will understand
You know you're a model railway enthusiast when... [...]

11 Screaming Steam Train Rides This Halloween (2016)

Are you brave enough to try one of these hair-raising trick or treat train rides this Halloween? [...]

A day trip to Eastleigh

For my birthday my brother and his wife got me tickets for the miniature railway at Eastleigh. This weekend a Big Four show, with scaled down engines from the [...]

Would you hack your Tornado like this?

Bonkers or inspired? Would you do this? But like it or hate it, you have to admire the modelling. [...]

What Do You Think? Clever But Too Silly?

I keep watching these! These tiny railways are a feat of modelling and engineering but are they also just a bit too silly? What do you think? [...]

Lights, Camera, Trains, Lego, Action!

Watch in awe as trains load and unload coal on this huge, and frankly bonkers, computer controlled Lego railway. Is there anything it doesn't do? [...]

Is This The Most Expensive Model Railway Ever?

miniatur wunderland
Model railways aren't the most expensive hobby, unless of course you have one of these... [...]

A Warning | Model Railway Enthusiasts Disease

  Signs like this will never get old. I came across it on t'interweb and it's too good not to share with you.   [...]