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Electrics

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

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

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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

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 [...]

Learn how to solder your model railway with this essential guide

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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 [...]
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