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What size is Z scale?

Märklin Modellbahnen Z gauge size compared to OO model train
Z scale model train layouts are increasingly popular due to the small size and hence appeal for those with limited space but what are their dimensions? How [...]

How high should a model railway baseboard be?

While working on the construction of one of my layouts, I happened to think about the correct height for maximum convenience. [...]

How much does a model railway cost?

how much do model railways cost
If you're thinking of starting a model railway, or perhaps revisiting the trains your dad or grandad had, one of the first question most people ask is how much [...]

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? [...]

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? [...]

How long is an N scale Mile?

How many feet will you need to recreate one mile in N gauge and how to work around the space challenge. [...]

What scale is N gauge

N gauge is the second most popular model railway size but the scale of models you can use with the trains varies. [...]

Model Railway Fiddle Yard, what is it

What is a model railway fiddleyard? Find the answer here, the Internet’s biggest model railway glossary. [...]

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? [...]

Model Railway Gauge, what is is

What does gauge mean in model railways? Read the answer here, the Internet's largest glossary for model railways. [...]

Why do the LED lights on my layout flicker? – Reader Q&A

If the lights on your layout flicker, follow this advice that I gave to Paul who contacted me over the weekend.  The answer was simple but of [...]

Reader Question – what to do with track offcuts

Recently a reader raised a great question. What to do with track offcuts? [...]

Model Railway Beginners Q&A: How to connect more power leads to a model railway set

If you've added more track to your model railway set you'll reach a point where just one power-clip isn't enough. But how do you get more power to your track [...]
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