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Bending track or making your own flexible track
September 16, 2017
Standard track cramping your style? Don't want to buy flexible track? Here's how to make your track bend and go where you want it.
The Cheapest Technique For Making Model Trees – They Look Great Too!
March 16, 2017
I go full Blue Peter for this tip.
How To Make Cuttings For Your Model Railway
January 17, 2017
Does your railway track lie flat on its landscape? If you answered yes, your model railway is wrong.
How to model water on your railway
July 28, 2016
Rivers, streams, lakes and seas are something every model railway builder wants but notoriously difficult to get right. Until now. Here’s a simple, easy
How To Use Animated Action To Make Your Railway Come Alive
March 9, 2016
Looking for a way to bring your railway to life and add interest? Animated scenes are the answer.
How To Build Inclines Your Trains Can Climb – Maximum and Recommended Gradients UPDATED
January 23, 2016
If you want a fun and interesting model railway then you'll want your Hornby trains hauling wagons up hills. Here's how to work out the vital length and
How To Make A Tunnel — The Trauma Free Guide To Model Railway Tunnel Building
January 11, 2016
"There's a light at the end of every tunnel" says the old adage. Yet for anyone who's tried adding a tunnel to their model railway it can sometimes seem a very
How To Lay and Fix Track
July 3, 2015
Laying and fixing track doesn't seem difficult. But then you try it. It's surprising how many problems can be avoided with the benefit of hindsight. Here's
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