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Bending track or making your own flexible track

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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!

Making model trees cheapest quickest technique
I go full Blue Peter for this tip. [...]

How To Make Cuttings For Your Model Railway

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Does your railway track lie flat on it's baseboard? If you answered yes, your model railway is wrong. [...]

How to model water on your railway

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 and [...]

How To Use Animated Action To Make Your Railway Come Alive

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

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

"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

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 [...]