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The Longest Model Railway Track – Monday Model Railway Factoid #10

How big is your model railway? A few few or larger? Everyone who builds model railway dreams of bigger and longer track. Some just dream bigger.   [...]

A Question Of Time – Monday Model Railway Factoid #9

If you're building a model railway around a particular point in history you'll want trains that only ran during your chosen period but how do you know what [...]

The Man Who Built 600 Model Trains – Monday Model Railway Factoid #8

While many of us buy trains and vehicles preassembled from manufacturers like Hornby and Graham Farish some model railway builders make their own but none [...]

We’re Going To Need A Bigger Room – Monday Model Railway Factoid #7

Model Railway Mountains
Struggling with Papier-mâché and plaster on your layout? Spare a thought for these model railway builders from Germany,California and New Jersey who build [...]

Everything You Could Want To Know About Sleepers – Monday Model Railway Factoid, #6

Sleepers are critical to railways and to vital for authentic model railways but what are their origins? How many are there? Here's all you could want to know [...]

The Origins of Ballast – Monday Model Railway Factoid, #5

Even wondered what the origins of ballast are and why it's even called ballast? Read on for the fascinating history of the small grey stones found between [...]

Monday Model Railway Factoid #4: Whyte Notation

If you've seen numbers like 0-4-0, 2-6-2 or similar describing a steam or model railway loco and wondered what they mean, this is for you. [...]

Monday Model Railway Factoid #3

world's smallest model railway
Model Railways are usually built to a ratio of 1:76 (OO scale), 1:87 (HO scale) or 1:148 (N scale). But they can get a whole lot smaller! [...]

Monday Model Railway Factoid #1

Birgmingham Dribbler
New to model railways, this new series is just for you. Every Monday, will bring a new factoid, tip or fun fact to help you get up to speed with your new [...]