Hints & tips for model railway enthusiasts, miniature painters and model makers.

Railway Engineers

The remarkable inventors and engineers who built the steam engines, locomotives and railways that powered the industrial revolution and transformed Britain and the industrialized world.

Brunel: 4 Talents Shared By Modellers

Isambard Kingdom Brunel is a personal hero of mine, an inspiration behind many of my models and one of two patron saints of Model Railway Engineer. [...]

Who was Timothy Hackworth?

Rainhill Trials
Timothy Hackworth has now largely been forgotten, but he was was a key figure in the early development of steam locomotives,  was influential in the first [...]

What George Stephenson Taught Me About Building Model Railways

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George Stephenson (1781-1848) was one of the all time great engineers. But you already knew that. What you probably don’t know are all the wonderful things [...]

What Isambard Kingdom Brunel could teach us about model railways

Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Looking for advice on how to build a model railway? Who better than Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the greatest ever engineer and patron saint of Model Railway [...]
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