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18 Things Only A Model Railway Enthusiast Will Understand
December 4, 2016
You know you're a model railway enthusiast when...
Railway in a box, Hobbit vineyard
November 11, 2018
A while back I acquired a wine box. I was about to throw it out when I idea struck me.
A simple, cheap and effective technique to removing paint from plastic models
November 1, 2016
Why a picture of Dettol on a model railway blog? Read more to find out how a household disinfectant can help your railway modeling.
What model railway builders can learn from Lego
September 18, 2016
Don't laugh but model railways can learn a lot from Lego. Okay, not about realism or authenticism but about something perhaps more important.
Where darkness resides
May 8, 2016
Adding internal lighting to the buildings on a layout is increasingly easy and growing in popularity amongst railway modellers but if you've done it you'll
The 5 Key Skills Every Model Railway Beginner Needs To Master
April 10, 2016
Want to upgrade your train set to a model railway that looks and works as good as the real thing? Here are the 5 the most important techniques to learn.
Dremel 3000 review – the best model making tool in 2021
May 30, 2016
I'm a long time fan of Dremel's versatile rotary tools and the Dremel 3000 is one of my favourite tools — no make that my number one most used model making
The 5 best track laying tips I’ve learned in 7 years writing Model Railway Engineer
March 23, 2017
In the 5 years since I set up this blog I've visited more exhibitions and clubs than I can count; met hundreds of fellow model railway enthusiasts, and come
The Top 5 Reasons Wooden Trains Derail and How To Fix Them
May 19, 2015
If your child's wooden train set doesn't run smoothly and the trains derail frequently it can be super frustrating for all concerned. Here are the top 5
The Beginnings Of A Cornish Tin Mine: Landreath Model Railway – Update
September 28, 2015
At long last I've got around to starting on the foam board scratch-build of my Tin-mine engine house.
Hornby, Peco or Gaugemaster Track Pins… Which are best?
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
Even the darkness will not be dark to you
September 5, 2015
Here's a quick tip for anyone building on tunnels for their railway.
What is a static grass applicator
January 9, 2018
What is a static grass applicator and what does it do? Read the answer here in the Internet’s largest glossary for model railways.
£35 Model Railway Update: Building the buildings and cliff face
December 14, 2017
It's been a while, too long, but here's an update on my £35 model railway challenge project.
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
Background scenic sounds
May 13, 2021
Want ambient background sounds on your layout, it's cheaper and easier than might you think.
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