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Camouflaging Curves – how to obscure artifical looking curves
February 14, 2018
Curves and bends make model railways more fun and allow continuous running but they come with a problem.
The ABC’s of Fiddle Yards
February 10, 2018
Fiddle yards are the changing room of a Parisian fashion show catwalk for model railways.
Reducing Track Noise Levels
January 29, 2018
Track construction techniques to minimise noise.
How to make reliable track-carrying bridges across baseboards
January 17, 2018
Bridges between baseboards? Here are three components to spanning the gap.
How To Make Your Own Rerailer – Z, N or OO gauge
January 1, 2018
This is a creative DIY tip for making your own portable rerailer is almost too simple.
Track Cleaning: How to clean track, the 2021 definitive guide
January 1, 2018
Here's a little secret.
The best of both in 4ft square
December 21, 2017
How to have a railway that looks good from a distance with lovely large landscapes features but also works up close with lots of detail visible in your figures
How to remove fish plates / rail joiners – Sunday Scribbles
December 9, 2017
How to remove fish plates without damaging your rails, or your nails.
Tiny Terrific Track Tweaks : how to make your track work look better
December 1, 2017
I'm always on the lookout for ways to improve the look of my railways. Just recently I came across these fish plates and wow do they make a difference to track
Invaluable lessons we can learn from Sir Nigel Gresley
November 9, 2017
Take some lessons from one of Britain's most famous steam locomotive engineers. Your layout will thank you.
How to fix your buildings down without fixing them down
October 27, 2017
If you're still building a layout and continually moving buildings around while working on it, this is for you.
How to join and solder wires for the most reliable connections
October 24, 2017
How have I missed this?
How to easily fit rail joiners perfectly, everytime
October 8, 2017
It's undoubtedly one of the most frustrating, annoying, downright infuriating jobs in constructing a layout. My fingers bleed and I've ruined track ends doing
6 Golden Rules To Successfully Using Second-hand Track
October 1, 2017
Second hand track can be a bargain but also a right royal pain.
Add more power: Manic Monday Quick Tips #1
September 25, 2017
Pressed for time..need to get a modelling fix? Here's the first in a new series of quick to carry out tips to improve your layout.
Bending track or making your own flexible track
September 16, 2017
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.
How to Fit SEEP Point Motors
August 25, 2017
How to fit SEEP point motors. Michael Campbell details his approach.
5 ways to instantly make your railway look better
August 13, 2017
Even with the best intentions, things don't always work out how we'd planned.
Third Rail Tips
July 21, 2017
Building a modern era electric track layout? Wondering about that third rail? Here are a few tips to get you started.
Sounds good – audio effects for layouts
June 18, 2017
We've had sound in locomotives but what about sound in your buildings?
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