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The tale of the errant fish plate

Fish plates are fiddly things but I didn't think I'd spend most of a morning fighting with one. [...]

A hot little tip for keeping your glue flowing

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I use a lot of these glues. They're ideal for all manner of model making jobs. But there's a problem with them. [...]

DCC Sound Speaker Comparison – make your locos sound better

Adding sound chips to your locos makes a world of difference to a layout but not all model train speakers are created equal as Richard Croft from Road and [...]

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 [...]

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away model railways are mono rail. Why not here?

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Where are the monorail model railways? [...]

Damaged Track, What Can I Do?

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I was recently testing a locomotive on my layout and managed to damage a section of track in the process. Here's how I fixed it. [...]

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, [...]

How they do it: Sunday Scribbles on baseboard inclines, track, modelling tips and more for your mental toolkit

Want to build a better railway? Whatever your level of model railway building this week's Sunday Scribbles has something for you with five quick tips from [...]

Model Railway Picture Of The Week #1

See the Model Railway Engineer post on Minature Wunderland for more details of this amazing [...]
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