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I’ve found the perfect rotating model making paint and tool holder and it’s not what you might expect
January 13, 2019
Is your workbench a mess, with tools, paints and glues scattered around? Looking for an organiser? I was and have found what could be the perfect rotating
A stable aid to let you keep modelling when your hands shake
July 22, 2018
If tremors and shakes are keeping you away from your model making, this handy accessory will be a game changer for your modelling.
How to clean model train wheels, fixing a train that stops and starts. UPDATED for 2019
March 27, 2018
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
January 1, 2018
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
December 20, 2017
It’s happened again and I was powerless to resist.
The best aid to help see when your eyesight fades
October 27, 2017
It happens to us all. Some sooner, some later. But it happens.
Dremel 3000 review – the best model making tool?
May 30, 2016
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
2019 Review: LEGO City High-Speed Passenger Train 60051
December 27, 2015
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
October 23, 2015
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
October 20, 2015
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
April 17, 2015
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?
January 1, 2015
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