Hints, tips and products for model railway enthusiasts.

Camouflaging Curves – how to obscure artifical looking curves

Glyn Valley Tramway Railway Curves and bends make model railways more fun and allow continuous running but they come with a problem. [more]

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Making models with Mamod

Mamod engine
Using a Mamod engine and Wilesco accessories as model making workshop? Will it work? [...]

Creating landscapes, tips from Constable

model railway engineer backscene
John Constable is one of England's most famous and greatest painters. Here's what we can learn from this master landscape artist to create your own beautiful model railway [...]

Fixing & Connecting wires together without soldering

track wiring
If you struggle with joining wires — such as track feeders to bus wiring — this is for you. [...]

Recording Your Rolling Stock

Quick question: How much would it hurt if you lost all your trains? [...]

Garden Railway Buildings – The Best Materials To Use

300 buildings garden railway
"Honey, do we have money in the railroad budget for replacing the movie theater building"? Why do we need to replace it, it's only three years old? "I know but it's [...]

From tin-cans to trains – an engineering project for 2018

sterling model train
Can I build a fully working model train but using a Sterling engine instead of steam? [...]

A handy modelling tool

model tool
If only I had more fingers. That’s something almost every modeller has uttered at one point or another. [...]

How To Make Your Own Rerailer – Z, N or OO gauge

This is a creative DIY tip for making your own portable rerailer is almost too simple. [...]

Track Cleaning: How to clean track, the definitive guide.

Here's a little secret. [...]