Hints, tips and products for model train and railway enthusiasts.
How to start
The Best Train Sets 2018
Setting up a train set
Building A Model Railway
From trainset to layout
Maintaining and Fixing
The tale of the errant fish plate
October 2, 2018
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
September 29, 2018
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
August 10, 2018
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
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
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away model railways are mono rail. Why not here?
June 4, 2018
Where are the monorail model railways?
Damaged Track, What Can I Do?
April 27, 2018
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
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,
How they do it: Sunday Scribbles on baseboard inclines, track, modelling tips and more for your mental toolkit
March 13, 2016
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
April 13, 2015
See the Model Railway Engineer post on Minature Wunderland for more details of this amazing