YouTube is a great resource for railway modellers, the problem is there are so many videos it can be hard to find quality channels. Here are six of the best YouTube modellers to learn, watch and be inspired by.
According to stats, YouTube has over a billion users and more video is uploaded to YouTube in one month than the 3 major US networks created in 60 years. It’s a huge resource and if you learn by watching it’s hard to beat. But with so many videos online it can be hard to find really useful stuff.
I know I certainly struggle to find the material I’m looking for and often find myself idly watching material completely different to watch I started out to find! At least, that was until I found these six channels that focus on making Hornby (and of course other model railway manufacturer’s) layouts.
But before getting into the compilation, a quick note.
There are plenty of other channels that focus on reviews or demonstrating layouts or showing full-size trains in operation. For this compilation, however, I’ve focused on the construction element of the hobby and picked only channels that offer lots of tips, advice and guides to building railways. A sister post to this will follow on the other aspects of model railways and trains if you’re interested – watch this space.
DaveClass47 – Dean Park Station
Glebe Road Junction
Update: Another one to follow is OORail which I highly recommend subscribing to.
Do you know fantastic YouTube channel for model railway building that I didn’t include here? Help your favourite YouTuber out and share it in a comment and of course, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel: Model Railway Engineer on Youtube, where I cover railway construction tips, reviews and reports from exhibitions and shows.
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