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What size is Z scale?
February 18, 2020
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?
October 11, 2019
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?
August 11, 2019
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?
May 11, 2019
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?
February 11, 2019
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?
December 11, 2018
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
October 16, 2018
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
August 9, 2018
What is a model railway fiddleyard? Find the answer here, the Internet’s biggest model railway glossary.
What scale is OO gauge
February 17, 2018
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
September 9, 2017
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
October 31, 2016
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
October 18, 2016
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
October 9, 2016
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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