Great Model Railway Challenge : How You Can Make Your Own Model Railway Like Theirs

If you’ve been watching the Great Model Railway Challenge on Channel 5 and want to build on your own railway, here’s a roundup of tips and techniques you’ll need to make your own.

Hopefully, you’ve been watching Channel 5s new series, the Great Model Railway Challenge. If not, I really recommend it. It’s fun and enjoyable.  The Missenden Modellers, Porthcawl Model Railway Club, and Strangers on a Model Train make some great layouts, although the cheating by The Missenden Modellers in the first episode did annoy me a lot and I felt it was right that they didn’t win.

If it’s encouraged you to have a go at making your own model railway the following tip-filled articles will give tell you what you need to know.

Fundamentals

What are model railways about?

How much space do I need?

How much does it cost?

Where’s best to build a model railway?

Track Laying Basics

Track laying: 3 quick tips

How to connect power

Scenery

How to make hills

How to make tunnels

How to make cuttings

Making Buildings – Free Buildings

How to make water features

Advanced Techniques

How to ballast track

Tools you’ll need

General Info

Trains sets to get started

Kathy Millatt’s Website



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