Hints & tips for model railway enthusiasts, miniature painters and model makers.

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15 recycling ideas for model making

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15 of things from around your house you can recycle and use for model making, wargaming and model railways to save money and environment. [...]

10 Must Follow Youtube Channels for Miniature Enthusiasts in 2020

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My top 10 packed Youtube channels for miniature painting and modelling tips. [...]

London Model Railway Shops: Where to buy

Looking for a model railway shop you can visit, Tom Cunnington, looks at seven shops in London. [...]

11 Gift Ideas For Model Train Enthusiasts

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This article is for non-railway builders looking for a gift ideas for the model train enthusiasts in their lives. [...]

Incredible Model Railway Facts, Figures and World Records

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Ever wondered what the fastest model train is? How about the most expensive or longest model railway? Here are all the surprising world-record breaking [...]

Six inspiring ideas and track plans to use for small layouts

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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 [...]

Instant inspiration – modellers to follow on Instagram

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I'm a BIG fan of Instagram. I find it a huge source of inspiration for my modeling and there are some really great folks there happy to share and suggest [...]

The Best of Model Railway Engineer Winter 17/18

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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

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

5 ways to instantly make your railway look better

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Even with the best intentions, things don't always work out how we'd planned. [...]

5 Must-Have Tools To Transform Your Track Work From Terror To Triumph

There are an astonishing 10,072 miles of track in the UK. [...]

The Best Train Themed Films and Tip Videos To Watch Over the Christmas Break

Classic Christmas TV: It's a Wonderful Life, Die Hard and Love Actually. They're my watch films during the holidays but if you have some more spare time [...]

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... [...]

10 Things That Make A Model Train Geek (Me!) Happy

It's been a long week and it's not over yet! I need to cheer myself up so here's a quick little post about what makes me happiest with my model railways. [...]

9 Top tips to laying flexitrack

Flexible track is a quicker, easier, option for track work but comes with its own problems. Here are the 9 best tips from the collective wisdom of the Internet [...]

7 Books That Have Taught Me The Most

7 books that have taught me the most
One of the reasons I enjoy building model railways is the variety of different skills that can be learned and mastered. To develop this knowledge, I read [...]

7 Ways To Get Track Cheap in 2020

You don't need to buy brand new and expensive Peco and Hornby track for your model railway. Use these 7 techniques and save your money. [...]

5 Must Read Books For Model Railway Beginners

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If you're just starting out in model railways, save yourself a lot of time and effort and read one or all of these 5 tip-packed books. [...]

Model Railway Tools: 17 Essential Items For Your Tool Box, updated for 2020

When it comes to tools for model railways, there are a thousands of tools to choose from. You don't need every tool on sale in B&Q but old hands in the [...]

Model Railways: What do you need to get started

So you've decided to build your first model railway but don't know where to start or even what you need to get started? A quick search of the web will more [...]
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