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Tools to make model making and building model railways easier, quicker and give better results.
Best stripping tool for bus wiring
September 24, 2020
The easiest, fastest and best way to cut and strip wires for electrical work.
Get perfect track cuts everytime by using Xuron cutters this way
February 6, 2020
Struggling to get clean, straight ends, for your N, OO and HO track when cutting it? Here's how I use the Xuron cutters to get perfect track every time.
Skip the pain of reaching across your layout with this inspired home built aid
September 14, 2019
How's this for a nifty idea.
Holding foam board and plasticard in place when gluing
April 20, 2019
When making buildings from either foam board, plasticard (styrene sheet) or card - such as Metcalfe kits - a common problem is how to hold the various pieces
A stable aid to let you keep modelling when your hands shake
July 22, 2018
If tremors and shakes are keeping you away from your model making, this handy accessory will be a game changer for your modelling.
A rake for your static grass, Sunday Scribbles
March 25, 2018
This is a silly little tool-tip, but one I find myself using a lot since discovering it.
A handy modelling tool
January 1, 2018
If only I had more fingers. That’s something almost every modeller has uttered at one point or another.
The best head magnifier
October 27, 2017
It happens to us all. Some sooner, some later. But it happens.
5 Must-Have Tools To Transform Your Track Work From Terror To Triumph
January 9, 2017
There are an astonishing 10,072 miles of track in the UK.
Dremel 3000 review – the best model making tool in 2021
May 30, 2016
I'm a long time fan of Dremel's versatile rotary tools and the Dremel 3000 is one of my favourite tools — no make that my number one most used model making
What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting A Model Railway
August 30, 2015
Building a model railway is fun, challenging and rewarding but it's easy to make mistakes and overlook things when starting. Here's what I've learned after
Model Railway Tools: 17 Essential Items For Your Tool Box, updated for 2021
January 23, 2015
When it comes to tools for model railways, there are a thousands of tools to choose from. You don't need every tool on sale in B&Q but old hands in the
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