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Making my first exhibition layout, part 1
September 7, 2020
It was just another email.
The Best Ballasting Tool For N Gauge Model Railways
March 31, 2020
Ballasting is one of those tasks you either love or hate on a model railway. It transforms your track work but is a slow laborious messy process that's hard to
A rotating tool holder, 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
What’s the best glue for paper card models from Metcalfe etc
October 25, 2018
Few model railway questions have such an absolute answer as this.
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.
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 head magnifier
October 27, 2017
It happens to us all. Some sooner, some later. But it happens.
Textured Rolling Pins – Useful for UK Model Railways?
September 12, 2017
Green Stuff World's textured rolling pins are a huge time saver for modelling stone and brick work in military modelling but can they be used for UK model
Best Static grass applicator – which is best, applicators reviewed and rated for 2020
September 12, 2016
Static grass transforms a layout but laying the stuff is a time hog and getting it to look right even more so. Static grass applicators promise to solve
Dremel 3000 review – the best model making tool in 2020
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
2020 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
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 are best?
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
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