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A flexible hack to making correct curves with flexi-track
October 1, 2017
If you use flexible track but don't have Tracksetta templates this tip will save lots of frustration.
The £35 model railway challenge: project history
September 29, 2017
In the summer of 2017, I set myself a challenge to see if a model railway could be built for £35.
Where is GaugeMaster
April 13, 2017
Where is and how to get to GaugeMaster's UK showroom and shop, including map.
How model trains work
February 5, 2017
Tom Hanks, Elton John and Phil Collins have them and Rod Stewart reportedly hires whole hotel rooms when on tour to play with them. Yep, model railways are a
Where is Rails of Sheffield
July 13, 2016
Where is and how to get to Rails of Sheffield.
Model railway minimum curve conundrum – what’s the smallest radius?
March 22, 2016
What's the minimum curve radius for model railways? The numbers you need to know for Z, N, OO and HO track from Peco, Hornby, Märklin.
Making Statues for Town and City scenes
March 5, 2016
This tip, sent in by Bill Hughes, is possibly the easiest I've heard but it's great for making statues. For OO scale railways, take a soft drink bottom top
Hiding the gap between baseboards
May 5, 2015
If you have portable baseboards and want to hide the gap between them when the layout is joined up this tip I saw on an exhibition layout could be just the
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