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The largest collection of model railway tips, from Ash pits to Z scale, there’s something for every subject and every level. And, if you have a tip you’d like to share with other model railway engineers, send it in and I’ll share it here.

Model Railway Baseboards – A Low Cost Alternative

Looking for an easy, quick, alternative to setting up your model railway on the dinner table or floor? Here's a low cost alternative that won't break the [...]

How to make N and OO gauge model hedges

How to make your own model railway hedges, picture of finished hedge
Using the pre-made commercial hedges on your model railway can be expensive. What if there was a way to get garden hedgerows for a few pounds. Here's how you [...]

Weathering Tips | Five Great Tips To Improve Model Train Realism

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Want to learn how to weather your trains? Here are six great model railway rolling stock weathering tips from the darkest corners of the web to get you [...]

Model Railway Baseboard Construction | Avoid These 3 Painful Mistakes

There's nothing worse than building a model railway layout only to realise you've made a basic error. Avoid these 3 painful but easy mistakes when designing [...]

How to look after your train set: tips for floor based train sets

Floors are deadly places. And not just for spiders that get stamped on as they cross the room! Carpets and other floor surfaces are hostile places for your [...]