Hints & tips for model railway enthusiasts, miniature painters and model makers.

Engineering

DIY point control with Meccano – Frank Hornby’s creations meet

Maccano point control Hornby
Take two of the UK's greatest toy inventor's best products; add a sprinkle of ingenuity and you have DIY point control that Frank Hornby himself would be proud [...]

Scratch building steam trains

SCRATCH BUILT STEAM TRAIN TESTED
I'm a big fan of Tested.com so when they cover scratch building model steam trains I can't help but watch. [...]

From tin-cans to trains – an engineering project for 2018

sterling model train
Can I build a fully working model train but using a Sterling engine instead of steam? [...]

How to steam up a Mamod steam engine

mamod steam engine
Most of the posts on this blog are about Hornby style model railways. But, as you may guess from the name, I also occasionally other topics relating to [...]

How to descale a Mamod steam engine in seven steps

Over time scale and hard water deposits can build up in the boiler of a Mamod or Wilesco engine and cause problems. Follow this simple guide to get your steam [...]
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