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Hornby, Peco or Gaugemaster Track Pins | Which Should You Use?
January 1, 2015
What's the difference between one track pin and another? You wouldn't think much, but there are important variations between the pins from Peco, Hornby and Gaugemaster.
Achieving An Authentic Finish For Model Railway Buildings
January 1, 2015
Looking to add a stunningly detailed and authentic finishing to your buildings? Get your paint brushes ready...
Model Railway Tools You’ll Need To Get Started
December 31, 2014
If you're just starting out in model railway building, you'll need some tools to get started. Below are suggestions for your first tools from a 30 year modelling veteran.
Par and St. Blazey in N Gauge, First Steps
December 30, 2014
As mentioned in a previous post, I've chosen St Blazey in Cornwall as a source for my next project. I took the opportunity of quiet time over the Christmas to source some
3 Simple Precautions You Must Take To Protect Your Railway In Case of Theft
December 28, 2014
They're your prized possession and worth a lot of money. But have you taken these 3 simple precautions to hopefully get them back or get at very least get compensation via
It’s Decided – Par & St Blazey it is
December 21, 2014
It's decided. After a lot of pontificating, I've finally picked the project I'm going to build for my next model railway: Par and St Blazey in Cornwall.
Where’s Best To Build Your Model Railway
November 27, 2014
Wondering where to build your model railway? Loft, Garage or Shed, oh my! Here's the pros and cons of each.
Model Railway Trees: How To Make Your Own Trees In 5 Steps
November 17, 2014
Look at any good model railway layout and you'll see trees. Here, in 5 five easy steps, is how to make your own trees out of objects from around your home.
Budget Techniques To Clean Your Track
October 29, 2014
Looking for tools to keep your railway track clean on the cheap? Model Railway Engineer finds 3 popular budget solutions from model railway magicians across the Internet.
Don’t Blink Or You’ll Miss It – The World’s Fastest Model Train
October 24, 2014
I'm not sure why you'd want to do this but if model trains and speed is your thing or you're wondering what the world's fastest model train you won't want to miss this.
7 Tips That Will Make Your Model Railway Train Run Smoothly in 2019
September 26, 2014
Trying to figure out why your model railway train judders, stops and starts? Don't panic. Here are 7 easy and quick tips from model railway gurus across the Internet to get
Are Wooden Trains Compatible?
September 25, 2014
Looking to expand your children's favourite wooden wooden train set? There are lots of choices and many makes but are they compatible?
Watch track soldering done the simples way | Watch and Learn
September 14, 2014
Track soldering doesn't have to be difficult. Watch this tip-packed video for trouble free track soldering the easy way.
The Best Wood For A Model Railway Baseboard, updated for 2019
August 27, 2014
Thinking of building your first real model railway? Arguably one of the biggest jobs you'll face is making the baseboard for your layout. Once you've decided on size and
Now where did I put it – the world’s smallest model railway
January 25, 2014
Looking for the world's smallest model railway? Find it here but remember to bring your magnifying glasses.
Going Underground – The Secret of Authentic Model Railway Track
January 21, 2014
This is a simple short tip but an often overlooked and important one if you want authentic model railway layouts.
How To Expand Your Hornby Model Train Set — The Best Track Expansion Kits
January 20, 2014
So you've taken the first tentative step and got a model railway starter kit, but what next?
Model Railways: What do you need to get started
January 20, 2014
So you've decided to build your first model railway but don't know where to start or even what you need to get started? A quick search of the web will more than likely confuse
Hornby model railway stars in Sherlock TV special
January 3, 2014
Could it be true? Two of my favourite things collide on New Years Day? Yes, a Hornby model railway starred in a scene of opening episode of the new 3rd series of Sherlock,
The Top 7 Model Railway Websites, Must Visit Blogs for Inspiration and Advice
November 24, 2013
Looking for more tips and advice on model railways? Google will give you a million and one possible websites to browse, instead take a look at these websites which are some of
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