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Ferrules, how and why to use them
October 27, 2020
Want to improve your electrical wiring contacts? Meet the electrical ferrule.
Track planning on modular base boards, exhibition layout, part 2
October 26, 2020
My exhibition layout has been designed with a track plan finalised but track plans for modular baseboards are slightly different to normal layouts.
Improve your Christmas train set with these 5 charming extras
October 20, 2020
If you have or are planning to have a Hornby OO scale model train running around tree or dinner table this Christmas, bring it to life with these delightful
Heat shrink protecting T junction cable joins
October 20, 2020
How to insulate wire T solder joints with heat shrink tubbing. You can't just slide heat shrink tubing over a T joint.
How to safely clean model trains + what NOT to use
October 14, 2020
How to keep your model trains or plastic models clean without damaging the plastic, paint or decals.
Make a DIY model painting turntable
October 12, 2020
How to make a turntable for model painting.
A primer on wire sizes
October 6, 2020
Using the right wire for a model railway will not only be cheaper it'll make the wiring easier. But what are the right sizes of wire to use.
Best stripping tool for bus wiring
September 24, 2020
The easiest, fastest and best way to cut and strip wires for electrical work.
Layout soldeirng tips for wiring you can trust
September 23, 2020
A step-by-step pictorial guide to soldering strong, reliable, wiring.
Improve your goods sheds with this guide
September 18, 2020
An invaluable reference resource for goods sheds.
Don’t let model making put you in hospital
September 16, 2020
It won't do for me. Now.
A prototype inglenbook track plan
September 11, 2020
Love industrial heritage? Fancy an inglenook model railway shunting puzzle layout? Here's an industrial narrow gauge line that has an inglenook built in.
Z Gauge Vs OO Gauge
September 10, 2020
OO gauge is the most popular UK model railway gauge, Z gauge is the smallest commercially available model trains. Both have strengths and weaknesses. Here's
Wet pallets: a must have painting accessory
September 9, 2020
If you haven't aren't using a wet pallet you're missing out.
Old Triang trains on modern Hornby track, yes or no
September 8, 2020
I'd love to give you a simple yes or no answer to this question but unfortunately the answer isn't as clear cut.
Making my first exhibition layout, part 1
September 7, 2020
It was just another email.
The best model railway controllers for DC / Analogue layouts
August 28, 2020
Want to upgrade from the standard model train controller? Not sure which controller to buy? This is my guide to picking the best analogue to fit your budget
Handy station building resource
August 28, 2020
A goldmine for station modellers.
Resources for Tri-ang railway collectors
August 26, 2020
No man is an island and no collector can amass the perfect collection all by him (or her) self. Here are contacts, resources and businesses I've found useful
Rails of Sheffield falls out with Hornby
August 25, 2020
Rails of Sheffield have announced that they will be unable to supply forthcoming Hornby products.
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