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Tips from an exhibition layout: Oak Road by Mike Buick

Mike Buick Oak Road
Mike Buick will be familiar to many modellers as the creator of the Oak Road layout. It's a beautiful layout exhibition with astonishingly lifelike modelling. [...]

Does your backscene distract from your layout?

backscene
Are beautiful photo realistic back scenes too good and distracting from our models? [...]

How to join and solder wires for the most reliable connections

soldering wire how to
How have I missed this?  [...]

6 Golden Rules To Successfully Using Second-hand Track

second hand hornby track
Second hand track can be a bargain but also a right royal pain. [...]

Bending track or making your own flexible track

make your own flexitrack
Standard track cramping your style? Don't want to buy flexible track? Here's how to make your track bend and go where you want it. [...]

Better Bends

If you have curves on your layout heres a quick technique that will make them look better. [...]

Making A Garage Fit For A Railway

I’ve had a few emails and comments recently from modellers asking if a garage can be used to house their model railway. [...]

Not just trains: cars, vans and boats for model railways

Want a car for your OO gauge level crossing? A fishing boat for your N scale harbour? A cycle outside the signal box? Who wouldn't. [...]
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