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Make. Paint. Build: Hints, tips and products for model train enthusiasts, model makers and miniaturists


Beginners

Hornby train set and model railway hints, tips and reviews for beginners. The perfect starting place for anyone just beginning with Hornby train sets.

The quickest way to ballast track?

how to lay ballast quickly
Let's face it, no one likes the ballasting track. It's so time-consuming. But if you're just starting out and want a quick rather than perfect-looking finish [...]

Solve track errors with this tip I discovered while making videos

I've recently been paying around with video of my layout. It was while recording that I discovered this neat track laying aid. [...]

It’s always worth playing with trains or what I learnt by giving in to temptation

class 08
How the temptation of my trains ended up saving a lot of work and taught me two valuable lessons. [...]

Where is Rails of Sheffield

Where is and how to get to Rails of Sheffield. [...]

7 Books That Have Taught Me The Most

7 books that have taught me the most
One of the reasons I enjoy building model railways is the variety of different skills that can be learned and mastered. To develop this knowledge, I read [...]

7 Ways To Get Track Cheap in 2024

You don't need to buy brand new and expensive Peco and Hornby track for your model railway. Use these 7 techniques and save your money. [...]

What travelling 54,000 miles by train taught me about model railways

What travelling 54,000 miles by train has taught me about keeping my model railway in tip-top condition. [...]