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Model Railway Electrics

Hints, tips and advice on installing, building and fixing model railway electrics and wiring.

Articles on model railway electrics and wiring

Heat shrink protecting T junction cable joins

Heat shrink tubing
How to insulate wire T solder joints with heat shrink tubbing. You can't just slide heat shrink tubing over a T joint. [...]

Best stripping tool for bus wiring

best wire stripper
The easiest, fastest and best way to cut and strip wires for electrical work. [...]

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? [...]

Fixing & connecting wires together without soldering

track wiring
If you struggle with joining wires — such as track feeders to bus wiring — this is for you. [...]

Electrics, an update on the £35 Model Railway Project

diy model railway controller track wiring
The electrics: A gamble that worked but I'm behind schedule. [...]

Cheap, easy, lights for your layout

how to make cheap lights for your models
Let me brighten up your railway with this quick and cheap way of adding lights to your layout. [...]

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 [...]

Project Update – Layout, Bedding, Wiring and Track Laying

model railway track wiring
I admit it. It's true I haven't posted an update on my layouts for a while and since the last report a lot has changed. So here's what's gone since then [...]

How To Avoid The Two Ugly Sisters of Track Soldering Hell

Tried soldering wires to your model train rails? Fed up with melted sleepers and solder globules ruining the look of your track. Here's a handy tip for quick, [...]

Watch track soldering done the simples way | Watch and Learn

Track soldering doesn't have to be difficult. Watch this tip-packed video for trouble free track soldering the easy way.  [...]
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