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15 recycling ideas for model making
February 24, 2020
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
January 5, 2020
My top 10 packed Youtube channels for miniature painting and modelling tips.
London Model Railway Shops: Where to buy
December 26, 2019
Looking for a model railway shop you can visit, Tom Cunnington, looks at seven shops in London.
11 Gift Ideas For Model Train Enthusiasts
October 26, 2019
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
March 10, 2019
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
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
Instant inspiration – modellers to follow on Instagram
July 29, 2018
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
March 21, 2018
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
March 17, 2018
Have you got a secret model railway enthusiast in your midst?
5 ways to instantly make your railway look better
August 13, 2017
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
January 9, 2017
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
December 28, 2016
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
December 4, 2016
You know you're a model railway enthusiast when...
10 Things That Make A Model Train Geek (Me!) Happy
November 11, 2016
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
October 11, 2016
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
April 8, 2016
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
March 30, 2016
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
February 23, 2015
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
January 23, 2015
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
January 20, 2014
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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