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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.
How To Add A Super Realistic Rust To Your Model Trains
January 4, 2015
Abandoned rusted rolling stock is a frequent sight on many railways. Learn how to apply a cool rusted effects to old trains for that abandoned, left-behind, look to your
Effortless Track Weathering
January 3, 2015
Here's a wonderful tip for adding realism to your layout. And best of all, it requires minimum effort but produces fantastic results.
Model Railway Baseboard Construction | Avoid These 3 Painful Mistakes
January 2, 2015
There's nothing worse than building a model railway layout only to realise you've made a basic error. Avoid these 3 painful but easy mistakes when designing and
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.