Hints, tips and products for model train and railway enthusiasts.

How to master perfect soldering for trouble-free track and wiring – the definitive guide

model railway soldering Want to improve your model railway track work, wiring, and electrics? Soldering is the only way. But what's the best solder to use? What's the best soldering iron? And how can you get superior solder joints? This article will answer all your soldering questions. [more]

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An effective but surprisingly simple to making points look better: Sunday Scribbles

This is an effective but surprisingly simple tip to give your points a little bit of extra realism. [...]

Mixing Hobbies: Trains, Lego & Gardens

I challenge you to watch this and not want a Lego steam train in your garden! [...]

Fixing a train that stops and starts, how to clean locomotive wheels

You've found it. Abandoned in your childhood, a long forgotten Hornby loco has been rediscovered. A childhood memory reborn. You dust it off and plant it on the track. The [...]

Baseboard construction – an alternative technique

Most modellers make their layout baseboards from wood. But there’s an alternative, easier, more flexible and arguably cheaper material. [...]

Share Your Tips & Progress – a new forum for Model Railway Builders

You can now share your trials and tribulations, layout progress, photos/videos and tips and ideas and chat with friends and thousands of other model railway builders. [...]

A rake for your static grass, Sunday Scribbles

This is a silly little tool-tip, but one I find myself using a lot since discovering it. [...]

The Best of Model Railway Engineer Winter 17/18

model rallway bridge baseboards how to make
Another season has come and gone and it was a record season for my Model Railway Engineer with record numbers of model railway enthusiasts visiting the site, connecting on [...]

7 signs that reveal your other half is a secret railway modeller

Have you got a secret model railway enthusiast in your midst? [...]

A layout construction question and suggestion

Toby J. recently reached out to me to discuss a baseboard he was making. He'd seen a friend's railway and set out to build his own OO gauge layout. Having researched [...]

How to fit platform lights

No model railway station is complete without platform lighting. Here's how to do it in five simple steps and a video walkthrough. [...]

Does your model railway feature a plastic pet?

London trains and stations get my attention. But throw in cute animal photographs and I'm hooked. [...]

Introducing….

Am I allowed to get a buzz from a new feature on my website? [...]

Upgrading an old Hornby Pannier

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

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

Do you have a mini-you on the layout? [...]

What will happen… The great railway in the sky

What will happen to your rolling stock when... [...]

DC or DCC? What do you prefer and why

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

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

The ABC’s of Fiddle Yards

Sector plate fddle yard on the Yoredale tramway - moorside layout.
Fiddle yards are the changing room of a Parisian fashion show catwalk for model railways. [...]

A masterclass in model storytelling

Marcel Ackle
Just look. Look, stare and imagine. [...]
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