Hints, tips and products for model train and railway enthusiasts.

OldTips

A flexible hack to making correct curves with flexi-track

flexible track template hack
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

In the summer of 2017, I set myself a challenge to see if a model railway could be built for £35.   [...]

Where is GaugeMaster

Where is and how to get to GaugeMaster's UK showroom and shop, including map. [...]

How model trains work

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

Where is and how to get to Rails of Sheffield. [...]

Model railway minimum curve conundrum – what’s the smallest radius?

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

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

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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