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Hints, tips and advice on installing, building and fixing model railway electrics and wiring.
How to wire Circuitron Tortoise Point Motors
February 26, 2019
Here's a quick simple guide to how I wire my Tortoise slow-motion point motors and use them with Lever operated passing contact switches.
DC or DCC? What do you prefer and why
February 19, 2018
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
January 5, 2018
If you struggle with joining wires — such as track feeders to bus wiring — this is for you.
Model Railway Beginners Q&A: How to connect more power leads to a model railway set
October 9, 2016
If you've added more track to your model railway set you'll reach a point where just one power-clip isn't enough. But how do you get more power to your track
How to master perfect soldering for trouble-free track and wiring – the definitive guide
April 22, 2016
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
Adventures in DIY Point Motors or How To Make Your Own Point Motors
November 11, 2015
After a recent slight miscalculation with off-the-shelf point motors I started thinking about making my own point motors. How difficult could it be and would
Adding Lights to Your Model Railway – The Low Cost Option
July 10, 2015
When adding lights to your railway you can either buy expensive off-the-shelf lights or use this low cost technique for building and street illumination.
Project Update – Layout, Bedding, Wiring and Track Laying
March 23, 2015
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
3 Tried and Trusted Track Soldering Techniques
January 31, 2015
One of the questions many model railway beginners face when moving up from basic sets is how to securely connect the power wires to the tracks of their
How To Avoid The Two Ugly Sisters of Track Soldering Hell
January 24, 2015
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,
Model Railway Wiring Basics | Part 1 of Model Railway Electronics
January 13, 2015
New to model railways and confused by the wires, leads, boxes and connections or want to refresh your knowledge of the basic electrics involved? Here's the
Watch track soldering done the simples way | Watch and Learn
September 14, 2014
Track soldering doesn't have to be difficult. Watch this tip-packed video for trouble free track soldering the easy way.