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OO gauge

Tips, ideas and inspiration for making Hornby OO gauge model railways from the UK’s No. 1 model train blog.

Will OO trains run on HO track?

OO and HO gauge model trains are the most popular but can you run OO trains on HO track? [...]

How big (or small) are n gauge trains: photos and dimensions

How big (or small) are n gauge model trains
If you are thinking about getting an N gauge train you might be concerned about how small (or large) they are? Are they too small see or handle? How do they [...]

What military models are suitable for a OO gauge Hornby model railway

model figures scale compared
There are loads of different military model scales available but which are best to go alongside your OO gauge, Hornby, trains. [...]

What size are OO scale figures?

Looking for plastic figures for your OO, Hornby, model railway? There are many figures available but what size is right for your layout? [...]

What magic is this? How do I get working bicycles on my model railway?

cyclist magnorail
You've probably seen moving cars, buses and lorries on model railways but how about bicycles complete with cyclists, their legs furiously moving up and down? [...]

What is the best glue for laying track – Hornby or Peco, it’ll hold both

Today, I'm going to answer one of the most common questions that pops up in my mailbox and in the Model Railway Engineer community group. What's the best glue [...]

6 videos about track laying you have to watch: UPDATED

Everything you need to know about successfully laying track and track tips galore in 6 must-watch videos. [...]

What scale is OO gauge

If you have an OO gauge railway you'll want to get suitably sized models and rolling stock so what scale models are appropriate for OO gauge? [...]

Tiny Train Thursday, The Hornby R3528 LB&SCR Terrier

Hornby Terrier
This Thursday's random train is the one of the iconic Terrier's, the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) Stroudley Terrier 0-6-0T Number 4 [...]

How to make Hornby & Peco OO gauge track look more realistic

Shedly Yard
Hornby and Peco track is cheap and compatible with a huge number of trains but it has a problem. [...]

OO gauge vs N gauge

OO or N gauge
What I wish someone had told me before. [...]

The Cheapest Technique For Making Model Trees – They Look Great Too!

Making model trees cheapest quickest technique
I go full Blue Peter for this tip. [...]
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