The Best Of ModelRailwayEngineer – Winter 2015/16

best of winter 2015-16

Here are my favourite posts and resources of Winter 2015/16 in case you missed them. 

Winter 2015/16 is over and what a Winter it’s been. Maybe not in terms of cold weather — at least here in Guildford — but for ModelRailwayEngineer, it was the one of the busiest seasons yet with the most posts, record numbers of new followers and more visitors than ever before.

While I can’t sum up the entire season in one post, these are the highlights — my favourites: the most popular posts, articles, tweets and photographs from the last few months.

My favourite and most popular blog posts this Winter

don't screw up your slopes


Great South Railway

How To Make A Tunnel – The Trauma Free Guide To Model Railway Tunnel Building

Top 5 Model Railway Maintenance Checks – How To Keeping Your Trains Running

Model Railway Backscene Masterclass + 6 How To Tips

Creating Outstandingly Realistic Model Railway Scenery

Popular Tweets

For more like this, follow me on Twitter,@modelrailwayeng


Most liked ModelRailwayEngineer photos on Instgram

#trains #trainphotography #railways_of_our_world #trains #trains_of_instagram

A photo posted by Andy – ModelRailwayEngineer (@modelrailwayengineer) on Mar 27, 2016 at 5:18am PDT

Barton Road. N Gauge Western Region layout set in the early 1970’s. #modelrailway #modeleisenbahn #modeltrains #ngauge #modelrailwaysuk #modelrailroad

A photo posted by Andy – ModelRailwayEngineer (@modelrailwayengineer) on Mar 9, 2016 at 10:39am PST

For more photos like this, follow me on Instagram

As mentioned, at the start of this post, MRE also broke all it’s previous records with more new followers than ever before (over 4,800 followers at the time of writing). I can’t thank you enough for your continued support.

What was your railway building highlight of the Winter season?

> A final, personal, note: I spend a huge amount of time testing, photographing, writing and researching techniques for these articles and pay for all the running costs of MRE out of my own pocket. If you found this article useful you can support me by making a donation on my fund-raising page. Thanks and happy modelling, Andy.


Founder of ModelRailwayEngineer, Andy Leaning

Andy is a lifelong modeler, writer, and founder of He has been building model railways, dioramas, and miniatures for over 20 years. His passion for model making and railways began when he was a child, building his first layout at the age of seven.
Andy’s particular passion is making scenery and structures in 4mm scale, which he sells commercially. He is particularly interested in modelling the railways of South West England during the late Victorian/early Edwardian era, although he also enjoys making sci-fi and fantasy figures and dioramas. His website has won several awards, and he is a member of MERG (Model Railway Electronics Group) and the 009 Society.
When not making models, Andy lives in Surrey with his wife and teenage son. Other interests include history, science fiction, photography, and programming. Read more about Andy.

Afflliate disclosure:The links on this page may take you to carefully selected businesses, such as Hornby, Amazon, eBay and Scale Model Scenery, where you can purchase the product under affiliate programmes. This means I receive a small commission on any orders placed although the price you pay does not change. You can read my full affiliate policy here. I also sell my my own ready to use, pre-made and painted buildings and terrain features. browse the range.

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