Hints, tips and products for model railway enthusiasts.

Intermediate

Tips on making a model railway layout, track laying, model making, weathering and scenery construction.

Fitting Point Motors – how to save yourself time now and avoid disruption later

Point motors are expensive and fitting them under baseboards takes time which often holds up layout construction. Here's a great way to get your track laid [...]

Backscenes without detail

Making a backscene without costly printers and buying a commercial background. [...]

Monday Money Savers: cheap model masking tape

Use masking tape in your model making? Here's a quick money saving tip. [...]

6 videos about track laying you have to watch

Everything you need to know about successfully laying track and track tips galore in 6 must-watch videos. [...]

An effective but surprisingly simple to making points look better: Sunday Scribbles

This is an effective but surprisingly simple tip to give your points a little bit of extra realism. [...]

A layout construction question and suggestion

Toby J. recently reached out to me to discuss a baseboard he was making. He'd seen a friend's railway and set out to build his own OO gauge layout. Having [...]

How to fit platform lights

No model railway station is complete without platform lighting. Here's how to do it in five simple steps and a video walkthrough. [...]

What is the best oil to lubricate your model train with & what NOT to use

From time-to-time every model locomotive needs oiling to keep it running smoothly. But what's the best fluid to use? [...]

Mini-Me, printed in 3D

Do you have a mini-you on the layout? [...]

Camouflaging Curves – how to obscure artifical looking curves

Glyn Valley Tramway Railway
Curves and bends make model railways more fun and allow continuous running but they come with a problem. [...]
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