Hints & tips for model railway enthusiasts, miniature painters and model makers.
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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.
Update: a move and new space for train tinkering
December 21, 2019
For a good reason posts have been lacking here recently but with a little luck that will change after Christmas.
A mystical experience
December 18, 2019
What I saw took me back to childhood...
Can you help?
December 17, 2019
It's that time of year again when we share love and goodwill.
How long after priming can I paint miniatures
December 10, 2019
Before you get near to painting miniatures, it's recommended that they be primed to provide a better base for subsequent paints to grip to.
What voltage do N scale model trains run on
November 27, 2019
What's the best voltage for N scale trains to run on?
11 Gift Ideas For Model Train Enthusiasts
October 26, 2019
This article is for non-railway builders looking for a gift ideas for the model train enthusiasts in their lives.
How high should a model railway baseboard be?
October 11, 2019
While working on the construction of one of my layouts, I happened to think about the correct height for maximum convenience.
Skip the pain of reaching across your layout with this inspired home built aid
September 14, 2019
How's this for a nifty idea.
How to paint lifelike figure faces
September 10, 2019
If there's one element of model making and painting I REALLY struggle with it's face painting. I can never get the results I wanted. This six minute guide
Hornby pops up at St Pancras Station
September 7, 2019
Travellers and commuters passing through St Pancras Station are in for a treat this Winter.
Best humidity to prime miniatures
August 28, 2019
If you're getting poor results with your mini priming it could be due to the climate, and the humidity in particular.
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