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Fixing a train that stops and starts, how to clean locomotive wheels

You've found it. Abandoned in your childhood, a long forgotten Hornby loco has been rediscovered. A childhood memory reborn. You dust it off and plant it on [...]

A handy modelling tool

model tool
If only I had more fingers. That’s something almost every modeller has uttered at one point or another. [...]

Review Märklin 81701 Z Gauge Train Starter Set

marklin review z gauge
It’s happened again and I was powerless to resist. [...]

The best aid to help see when your eyesight fades

fancii head magnifier
It happens to us all. Some sooner, some later. But it happens. [...]

Dremel 3000 review – the best model making tool?

Dremel 3000 model railway
I'm a long time fan of Dremel's versatile rotary tools and the Dremel 3000 is one of my favourite tools — no make that my number one most used model making [...]

2018 Review: LEGO City High-Speed Passenger Train 60051

While adult model train enthusiasts tend to focus on railways from Hornby, and the like and younger fans attention is drawn to Thomas and Brio, there's another [...]

Train Books For Children This Christmas

If you know or have a train obsessed child, these delightful train books for children are just the thing for a bit of Christmas bedtime story reading and with [...]

Review: British Steam BR Standard Locomotives

There are lots of books on steam trains that have promise for railway modellers but this one has real potential. [...]

National Garden Railway Show Exhibition 2015 Review

Model railways aren't just indoors, there's also the the outdoor / garden variety. On Saturday 11th April, the 2015 National Garden Railway exhibition took [...]

Hornby, Peco or Gaugemaster Track Pins | Which Should You Use?

What's the difference between one track pin and another? You wouldn't think much, but there are important variations between the pins from Peco, Hornby [...]
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