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A primer on wire sizes
October 6, 2020
Using the right wire for a model railway will not only be cheaper it'll make the wiring easier. But what are the right sizes of wire to use.
Improve your goods sheds with this guide
September 18, 2020
An invaluable reference resource for goods sheds.
A prototype inglenbook track plan
September 11, 2020
Love industrial heritage? Fancy an inglenook model railway shunting puzzle layout? Here's an industrial narrow gauge line that has an inglenook built in.
Z Gauge Vs OO Gauge
September 10, 2020
OO gauge is the most popular UK model railway gauge, Z gauge is the smallest commercially available model trains. Both have strengths and weaknesses. Here's
Old Triang trains on modern Hornby track, yes or no
September 8, 2020
I'd love to give you a simple yes or no answer to this question but unfortunately the answer isn't as clear cut.
Making my first exhibition layout, part 1
September 7, 2020
It was just another email.
The best model railway controllers for DC / Analogue layouts
August 28, 2020
Want to upgrade from the standard model train controller? Not sure which controller to buy? This is my guide to picking the best analogue to fit your budget
Handy station building resource
August 28, 2020
A goldmine for station modellers.
Resources for Tri-ang railway collectors
August 26, 2020
No man is an island and no collector can amass the perfect collection all by him (or her) self. Here are contacts, resources and businesses I've found useful
Is this the world’s smallest every model railway
August 21, 2020
There are lots of contenders to the smallest model railway but NOTHING I've seen comes close to this one.
My Tri-ang Collection
August 20, 2020
I'm a bit of a Tri-ang train fan and collect original vintage rolling stock, here are a few photos of my collection.
Plywood – what you need to know before buying
August 14, 2020
Plywood is a simple material, very versatile and great material for a model railway baseboard top. Here's what you need to know before buying.
A new loco
August 9, 2020
I wasn't going to miss this. The limited edition Hornby Merton.
How to make the three most common woodwork joints
July 13, 2020
If you're building a model railway baseboard from wood you'll need to join various bits of wood together. Here's how to make the three most common wood work
Layout ideas clipbook: roundly roundly / rabbit warren
July 9, 2020
Here's an idea for a fun and delightful layout idea that will challenge during its build and give endless hours of entertainment when operating.
Don’t use this for baseboards
June 12, 2020
I'm always on the look out for new, cheaper or better materials to build model railways with so when someone wrote in suggesting fibreboard I had
Protecting your rails while painting track
April 8, 2020
Most model railway track come with black sleepers. These look nothing like the real thing and many modellers paint them a more authentic colour. Browns for
How to test a model train without tools
April 5, 2020
How to test locomotives when out and about and you don't have your usual tools handy.
The Best Ballasting Tool For N Gauge Model Railways
March 31, 2020
Ballasting is one of those tasks you either love or hate on a model railway. It transforms your track work but is a slow laborious messy process that's hard to
How wide are UK roads in OO and N gauge
March 26, 2020
If your layout features roads you'll want accurate widths for them, why go to all the trouble of making wonderful looking track and scenery only to ruin it
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