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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 ModelRailwayEngineer. [...]

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

george stephenson
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 [...]