If you’re just getting started with model train railways – perhaps with a train set or starter pack from Hornby – I’ve put together this collection of how to guides and articles.
The guides are all written with a beginner in mind and are written in an easy to follow, jargon free, format and designed to get answer your most common questions.
- What magic is this? How do I get working bicycles on my model railway?
- How to join and solder wires for the most reliable connections
- Make your own foliage
- Changing Track – How To Alter Already Laid Track
- How to make bushes
- How to make your own stone bridge. What do you think of mine?
- A simple, cheap and effective technique to removing paint from plastic models
- How to make your own trees, a new technique
- Model Railway Beginners Q&A: How to connect more power leads to a model railway set
- Static grass applicator – which is best, applicators reviewed and rated for 2018
- How to model water on your railway
- How to make your own buildings
- How to make your own grass
- A Quick Guide To Setting Up A Hornby Model Railway
- How Much Space Is Needed for A Hornby Train Set
- 5 Ways To Make Your Train Set More Interesting
- How To Get A Hornby Train Set Without Breaking The Bank
- How To Expand Your Hornby Model Train Set — The Best Track Expansion Kits
- Model Railways: What do you need to get started
- How to look after your train set: tips for floor based train sets
I’d also recommend picking up a book on building model railways. There are a number of very good ones available from which I’ve learnt so much. Here’s my recommended reading list of model railway books.
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