Hints, tips and products for model railway enthusiasts.

Track Work

Free, easy, and straightforward tips and advice on model railway track planning, laying and troubleshooting from the UK’s largest model train blog.

Fitting Point Motors – how to save yourself time now and avoid disruption later

Point motors are expensive and fitting them under baseboards takes time which often holds up layout construction. Here's a great way to get your track laid [...]

6 videos about track laying you have to watch

Everything you need to know about successfully laying track and track tips galore in 6 must-watch videos. [...]

Damaged Track, What Can I Do?

rail alteration
I was recently testing a locomotive on my layout and managed to damage a section of track in the process. Here's how I fixed it. [...]

An effective but surprisingly simple to making points look better: Sunday Scribbles

This is an effective but surprisingly simple tip to give your points a little bit of extra realism. [...]

Camouflaging Curves – how to obscure artifical looking curves

Glyn Valley Tramway Railway
Curves and bends make model railways more fun and allow continuous running but they come with a problem. [...]

Reducing Track Noise Levels

test track noise levels
 Track construction techniques to minimise noise. [...]

How to remove fish plates / rail joiners – Sunday Scribbles

rail joiner tool
How to remove fish plates without damaging your rails, or your nails. [...]

Tiny Terrific Track Tweaks : how to make your track work look better

Track Bars
I'm always on the lookout for ways to improve the look of my railways. Just recently I came across these fish plates and wow do they make a difference to track [...]

How to make Hornby & Peco OO gauge track look more realistic

Shedly Yard
Hornby and Peco track is cheap and compatible with a huge number of trains but it has a problem. [...]

How to easily fit rail joiners perfectly, everytime

how to fix rail joiners easily
It's undoubtedly one of the most frustrating, annoying, downright infuriating jobs in constructing a layout. My fingers bleed and I've ruined track ends doing [...]
RSS
Facebook
Facebook
Google+
Google+
https://modelrailwayengineer.com/tag/track-work">
Instagram