Hints, tips and products for model railway enthusiasts.
How to start
The Best Train Sets 2018
Setting up a train set
Building A Model Railway
From trainset to layout
Maintaining and Fixing
5 Must-Have Tools To Transform Your Track Work From Terror To Triumph
There are an astonishing 10,072 miles of track in the UK.
March 7, 2018
Am I allowed to get a buzz from a new feature on my website?
Upgrading an old Hornby Pannier
March 2, 2018
GWR Pannier engines are the best. They're my favourite locos and I have quite a few, in both OO and N gauge. The Hornby versions are great little incarnations and with a
What is the best oil to lubricate your model train with & what NOT to use
February 26, 2018
From time-to-time every model locomotive needs oiling to keep it running smoothly. But what's the best fluid to use?
Mini-Me, printed in 3D
February 24, 2018
Do you have a mini-you on the layout?
What will happen… The great railway in the sky
February 23, 2018
What will happen to your rolling stock when...
DC or DCC? What do you prefer and why
February 19, 2018
This is one of those topics that everyone has a view on. But what do real-world modellers prefer?
Camouflaging Curves – how to obscure artifical looking curves
February 14, 2018
Curves and bends make model railways more fun and allow continuous running but they come with a problem.
The ABC’s of Fiddle Yards
February 10, 2018
Fiddle yards are the changing room of a Parisian fashion show catwalk for model railways.
A masterclass in model storytelling
February 5, 2018
Just look. Look, stare and imagine.
Tiny Train Thursday, The Hornby R3528 LB&SCR Terrier
February 1, 2018
This Thursday's random train is the one of the iconic Terrier's, the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) Stroudley Terrier 0-6-0T Number 4 in OO gauge from