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How wide are UK roads in OO and N gauge
March 26, 2020
If your layout features roads you'll want accurate widths for them, why go to all the trouble of making wonderful looking track and scenery only to ruin it
When in lockdown, how to make your own common modelling materials
March 24, 2020
Locked down due to Coronavirus? Can't get out to get model making supplies? Here's how you can make your own.
London Festival of Railway Modelling cancelled, Twitter Festival Starts
March 20, 2020
In news that will surprise no one, the London Festival of Railway Modelling due to take place at Ally Pally this weekend has been cancelled. But model railway
MRE Another Gong
March 19, 2020
MRE has won Silver in the 2019 British Model Railway awards.
Making An Entrance
March 18, 2020
Progress update on my temporary mini diorama / model railway layout and how I'm making the timber mine entrance.
Make your own ground foam
March 1, 2020
Making your own ground foam for scenery is fun, much cheaper than buying the commercial stuff and gives your more flexibility in your scenery. But
Save money & the environment with these 15 recycling ideas for model making
February 24, 2020
15 of things from around your house you can recycle and use for model making, wargaming and model railways to save money and environment.
What size is Z scale?
February 18, 2020
Z scale model train layouts are increasingly popular due to the small size and hence appeal for those with limited space but what are their dimensions? How
Hidden Away – the genesis of a quick mini project
February 11, 2020
Hidden away behind a wall of trees, perched half way up a hillside, on the banks of Tamar in deepest Devon, is a small railway.
Get perfect track cuts everytime by using Xuron cutters this way
February 6, 2020
Struggling to get clean, straight ends, for your N, OO and HO track when cutting it? Here's how I use the Xuron cutters to get perfect track every time.
Make a realistic texture thatched roof with this simple but effective technique
January 23, 2020
Living in Surrey, I see a lot of thatched roofs. There's no denying their beauty. But recreating them in miniature for a model railway or diorama is
A surprising but ideal ready-made base for a fun small model railway
January 19, 2020
It's not an obvious choice but this baby accessory turns out to be a perfect small model railway base.
A closer look at Hornby’s 2020 100th Anniversary releases
January 7, 2020
Graham Muspratt takes a closer look at Hornby's 2020 unveiling from a Southern Railway perspective.
Hornby celebrates 100th year with new and surprising releases
January 6, 2020
2020 see's Hornby reach its 100th year and to celebrate it's launching a number of limited edition models complete with retro-themed packaging.
10 Must Follow Youtube Channels for Miniature Enthusiasts in 2020
January 5, 2020
My top 10 packed Youtube channels for miniature painting and modelling tips.
Your chance to vote!
January 1, 2020
Last year, MRE was nominated and went on to win Silver for best website in the British Model Railway Awards. This year, it's been nominated again!
Adding point motors to already laid track
December 31, 2019
Now filed in a draw marked 'why on earth didn't I think of this' is this marvellous tip from MRE community member Lee Maylon for installing point motors on
London Model Railway Shops: Where to buy
December 26, 2019
Looking for a model railway shop you can visit, Tom Cunnington, looks at seven shops in London.
An easier way to hold your track in place while gluing
December 25, 2019
Is this the quickest way to fix track down for gluing?
Simple idea that saves time and makes track testing fun
December 24, 2019
The best ideas, as they say, are the simplest. And never has this been more true than with this bit of lateral thinking from an MRE group member.
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