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Track Work Tips & Techniques

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

Project Update – Layout, Bedding, Wiring and Track Laying

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I admit it. It's true I haven't posted an update on my layouts for a while and since the last report a lot has changed. So here's what's gone since then [...]

How To Avoid 5 Easy & Common Track Laying Mistakes

Track Laying Mistakes and How To Avoid Them
In our eagerness to get trains running, we all often make mistakes when laying track but don't make these potentially expensive mistakes. [...]

Layout elements for beginners

Inglenook, switchbacks and wyes. Confused by layout elements? Here's a handy beginners guide. [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Use Brass or Steel Rails

Buying railway track? Here's a great short and simple piece of advice that will let your trains run smoother and mean less work for you. [...]

Effortless Track Weathering

Here's a wonderful tip for adding realism to your layout. And best of all, it requires minimum effort but produces fantastic results. [...]

Hornby, Peco or Gaugemaster Track Pins | Which Should You Use?

What's the difference between one track pin and another? You wouldn't think much, but there are important variations between the pins from Peco, Hornby [...]

Budget Techniques To Clean Your Track

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Looking for tools to keep your railway track clean on the cheap? Model Railway Engineer finds 3 popular budget solutions from model railway magicians across [...]

Going Underground – The Secret of Authentic Model Railway Track

Railway Track Bedding
This is a simple short tip but an often overlooked and important one if you want authentic model railway layouts. [...]
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