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Signalling – Basics: Point Roding
November 9, 2020
How steam-era railway signalling was controlled.
Track planning on modular base boards
October 26, 2020
My exhibition layout has been designed with a track plan finalised but track plans for modular baseboards are slightly different to normal layouts.
A prototype inglenbook track plan
September 11, 2020
Love industrial heritage? Fancy an inglenook model railway shunting puzzle layout? Here's an industrial narrow gauge line that has an inglenook built in.
Layout ideas clipbook: roundly roundly / rabbit warren
July 9, 2020
Here's an idea for a fun and delightful layout idea that will challenge during its build and give endless hours of entertainment when operating.
Signalling – Basics: Semaphore Signals
June 18, 2019
If you want your model railway to look the part, you'll need signals and in the case of steam era railways this means semaphore signals. Here's a back to
Pentewan layout update: redesigning the fiddle yard
April 16, 2019
Progress on my HOe layout continues but I run into a problem that required a revision to the track plan of the fiddle yard.
More on the Train-Tech Screen
January 17, 2019
In my highlight of 2018, I mentioned the Train-Tech Screen as one of the highlights of the year. Here's more information on this innovative little product.
Six inspiring ideas and track plans to use for small layouts
November 26, 2018
Here are my favorite track plans for small spaces. It includes plans for N, OO, HO and 009 scales with designs that will fit into small spaces around a typical
Track Planning Software
April 6, 2018
I recently wanted to flesh out the track plan for the latest incarnation of my Cornish themed layout, here's how I got on with various track planning
Level up your layout with the rule of thirds
April 26, 2017
If you're designing a layout there's a little rule you can apply that will dramatically improve the look of your trains and take your model railway to the next
Track Planning: The Top 5 Free Websites & Resources
October 23, 2015
If you're struggling with the track plan for your railway, these 5 free track planning websites and resources are a great source of inspiration, ideas and of
Layout Track Plan Primer – End To End Layouts
July 29, 2015
In the first of a new series looking at different track plan designs that you can use for your model railway, we start with one of the most popular, easiest to
Yard Design 101: What you need to know about designing model railway yards
February 12, 2015
Think creating yards for your model railway layout is simple. There's a lot to them than you may think. Watch this and get the inside information plus loads
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