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Monday Model Railway Factoid #3

world's smallest model railway
Model Railways are usually built to a ratio of 1:76 (OO scale), 1:87 (HO scale) or 1:148 (N scale). But they can get a whole lot smaller! [...]

National Garden Railway Show Exhibition 2015 Review

Model railways aren't just indoors, there's also the the outdoor / garden variety. On Saturday 11th April, the 2015 National Garden Railway exhibition took [...]

Model Railway Picture Of The Week #1

See the Model Railway Engineer post on Minature Wunderland for more details of this amazing [...]

A Miniatur Wunderland Marvel

Most modellers have heard of Miniatur Wunderland in Germany, a world of model train records and superlatives. I was lucky enough to visit this paradise for model railway [...]

Tin Miners, Victorians and Cornwall – The Story Behind My N Gauge Layout

&nsbp;A tale of Victorian workers toiling in below ground in dark, dirty, dangerous Tin mines, of steam trains and a small village in Cornwall. [...]

Project evolution – update

Continuing from my last update, I've been working on the plan for my N gauge project. The layout and scenery plan is finally pretty much finalised. [...]

How to make model trees on a budget

seafoam trees
Looking to build a model railway on a tight budget? Here's the first in a new series on making model railways when you're on a tight budget, starting with trees. [...]

Beginner’s Q&A: How much does it cost to start a model railway?

If you want to buy a model railway for yourself, your son or daughter or perhaps a friend you may be trying to work out how much it costs. If so, this is just for you. [...]

Beginners Q&A: How much space do I need to build a model railway

window sill model railway
Thinking of building a model railway and wondering how much space you'll need? It's a question anyone building their first model railway asks and here's the answer. [...]

Monday Model Railway Factoid #1

Birgmingham Dribbler
New to model railways, this new series is just for you. Every Monday, will bring a new factoid, tip or fun fact to help you get up to speed with your new hobby. [...]

For the love of trees

If you want your layout to look authentic and lifelike there's a quick and easy tip you can use. [...]

Is This The Most Expensive Model Railway Ever?

miniatur wunderland
Model railways aren't the most expensive hobby, unless of course you have one of these... [...]

Wooden Train Sets – Where Do I Start?

If you're looking to buy a toddler their wooden first train set the choices can be mind boggling. Don't be daunted. This MRE guide to wooden trains will tell you everything [...]

A Little Bit Of Poldark

In my previous post I mentioned that my layout was going to be based around mining. What I didn't say is where the idea came from... [...]

Project Update – Layout, Bedding, Wiring and Track Laying

model railway track wiring
I admit it. It's true I haven't posted an update on my layouts for a while and since the last report a lot has changed. So here's what's gone since then and the techniques [...]

Making Wooden Tracks Fit Together

If your child is unhappy because their latest wooden railway track does't fit with their existing Brio or Bigjigs railway don't fret, all is not lost. Here's an easy and [...]

Watch All The Action From 11 Winter/Spring 2015 Model Railway Exhibitions

staffford model railway show 2015
Grab yourself a cup of tea and enjoy the some of the best layouts doing their thing at 11 model railway shows this Winter. [...]

How To Ballast Revealed | Watch These 3 Top Videos + Tips

Mike Buick Track Work
Watch these 3 top guides on how to easily add a super realistic ballast finish to your railway. [...]

How To Avoid 5 Easy & Common Track Laying Mistakes

Track Laying Mistakes and How To Avoid Them
In our eagerness to get trains running, we all often make mistakes when laying track but don't make these potentially expensive mistakes. [...]

Three And A Half Minutes To Build A Model Railway Baseboard

baseboard construction
If you're thinking of building a baseboard for your model railway but think it's too complicated or difficult watch this. [...]
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