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Par and St. Blazey in N Gauge, First Steps
December 30, 2014
As mentioned in a previous post, I've chosen St Blazey in Cornwall as a source for my next project. I took the opportunity of quiet time over the Christmas
3 Simple Precautions You Must Take To Protect Your Railway In Case of Theft
December 28, 2014
They're your prized possession and worth a lot of money. But have you taken these 3 simple precautions to hopefully get them back or get at very least get
It’s Decided – Par & St Blazey it is
December 21, 2014
It's decided. After a lot of pontificating, I've finally picked the project I'm going to build for my next model railway: Par and St Blazey in
Where’s Best To Build Your Model Railway
November 27, 2014
Wondering where to build your model railway? Loft, garage, shed or spare room? Here's the pros and cons of each.
What’s the difference between DCC and DC trains – which is best?
November 18, 2014
When first starting out you'll undoubtedly come across two terms — DC and DCC. What does DCC mean, what are the differences? Which should you get?
Model Railway Trees: How To Make Your Own Trees In 5 Steps
November 17, 2014
Look at any good model railway layout and you'll see trees. Here, in 5 five easy steps, is how to make your own trees out of objects from around your home.
Budget Techniques To Clean Your Track
October 29, 2014
Looking for tools and techniques to keep your railway track clean on the cheap? Model Railway Engineer finds 3 popular budget solutions from model railway
Don’t Blink Or You’ll Miss It – The World’s Fastest Model Train
October 24, 2014
I'm not sure why you'd want to do this but if model trains and speed is your thing or you're wondering what the world's fastest model train you won't want to
7 Tips That Will Make Your Model Railway Train Run Smoothly in 2020
September 26, 2014
Trying to figure out why your model railway train judders, stops and starts? Don't panic. Here are 7 easy and quick tips from model railway gurus across the
Are Wooden Trains Compatible?
September 25, 2014
Looking to expand your children's favourite wooden wooden train set? There are lots of choices and many makes but are they compatible?
Watch track soldering done the simples way | Watch and Learn
September 14, 2014
Track soldering doesn't have to be difficult. Watch this tip-packed video for trouble free track soldering the easy way.
The Best Wood For A Model Railway Baseboard, updated for 2020
August 27, 2014
Thinking of building your first real model railway? Arguably one of the biggest jobs you'll face is making the baseboard for your layout. Once you've decided
Now where did I put it – the world’s smallest model railway
January 25, 2014
Looking for the world's smallest model railway? Find it here but remember to bring your magnifying glasses.
Going Underground – The Secret of Authentic Model Railway Track
January 21, 2014
This is a simple short tip but an often overlooked and important one if you want authentic model railway layouts.
How To Expand Your Hornby Model Train Set — The Best Track Expansion Kits
January 20, 2014
So you've taken the first tentative step and got a model railway starter kit, but what next?
Model Railways: What do you need to get started
January 20, 2014
So you've decided to build your first model railway but don't know where to start or even what you need to get started? A quick search of the web will more
Hornby model railway stars in Sherlock TV special
January 3, 2014
Could it be true? Two of my favourite things collide on New Years Day? Yes, a Hornby model railway starred in a scene of opening episode of the new 3rd series
The Top 7 Model Railway Websites, Must Visit Blogs for Inspiration and Advice
November 24, 2013
Looking for more tips and advice on model railways? Google will give you a million and one possible websites to browse, instead take a look at these websites
Ideas for Inspiration | Weathering
November 24, 2013
When I first started out weathering rolling stock the results weren't good. Sure I could daub the trains and wagons with a paint but the results didn't look
making wooden k fit together
November 23, 2013
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