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DIY point control with Meccano – Frank Hornby’s creations meet
February 23, 2019
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
January 6, 2019
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
January 1, 2018
Can I build a fully working model train but using a Sterling engine instead of steam?
How to steam up a Mamod steam engine
December 13, 2017
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
May 22, 2016
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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