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Model Railway Line - Tips and Reviews for Railway Modellers

The best model train reviews, tips, tutorials and guides for designing, planning and building model railway layouts and train sets

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The Best Papier Mache Recipe for Realistic Model Hills and Scenery

Build realistic landscapes for model railways and wargaming boards using this durable papier mache recipe to create model hills and mountains. Follow this guide to improve the quality of your model scenery using paper mache.
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Train Sets

What are Model Train Scales? Modelling Gauges Explained

Model trains come in a variety of scales and gauges. This guide explains model train scales in detail and considers the best gauge to use in rail transport modelling. A number of commercially available model railway gauges can be used to build a great layout.
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How to Clean Model Railway Track

Learn how to clean model railway track with the best railway cleaning tips by choosing a track cleaner or Peco track rubber for clean rails. Follow these practical maintenance tips for a reliable model railway.
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8 Essential Steps To Take Before Building a Model Railway

Follow these simple 8 steps before constructing a model railway to avoid the most common mistakes when planning and building a track layout. Use these easy to follow tips and tricks on your next model railway build.
7 min read
Train Sets

What is Z Gauge? A Guide to Z Scale Model Trains

A guide to Z scale model trains and how they compare to HO or OO gauge. Find out if the best Z gauge trains are suited to small spaces or are a cost effective option for a DCC model railway layout.
4 min read
Train Sets

Can OO Gauge Model Trains Run on HO Track?

Discover whether OO gauge model trains, locomotive and buildings are fully compatible with HO track and find the best train scale and most popular gauge to run on your model railway.
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Train Sets

A Complete Guide to the Best Train Sets

Compare and review the best train sets for kids, adults and model rail hobbyists. Find a great electric train set by searching in the top online guide featuring quality advice, tips and reviews.
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Train Sets

How to Find Model Railway Shops Near You

Search our model train store directory and find the best model railway shop near you. Browse for good model train stores in New York, Chicago, London that offer high quality train sets and have excellent service.
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Best Track Planning Tools for Model Railways

If you're building a model railway, you should take a look at the best track planner for model railways with free resources, books & software. Design and build OO, HO, N gauge track layouts with the top planning tools.
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Best Static Grass Applicator Reviewed for 2022

Static grass applicators are an efficient way of applying grass to a model railway. Discover which is the best static grass applicator for your model railway layout and learn top tips for applying static grass quickly and easily.
5 min read
Train Sets

How to Set Up a Hornby Train Set for Beginners

Learn how to build your Hornby train set by following our step by step beginners guide. Get your first Hornby model railway started and set up first time using simple, easy to follow steps.
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Train Sets

Guide to The Best Wooden Train Sets from Brio, Bigjigs, Thomas in 2022

The ultimate guide to the best wooden train sets for children, from beginners starter toy trains to large train sets. We'll take a look at the best wood trains from leading brands including Brio, Bigjigs and Thomas
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