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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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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.
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.
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If you're just starting out in the model railway hobby, you'll have likely come across the two different types of model trains – DC and DCC. Learn which is the best control system for building your model railway layout. What’s the difference between DCC and DC model trains?
Find out which of these popular model train scales is the least expensive for building a model railroad layout. Compare the price difference between N scale and HO scale trains.
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Follow these simple steps and learn how to ballast points and switches easily on a model railroad or train set in order to get realistic tracks.
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Find out the maximum gradient that model trains can safely climb whilst maintaining reliable and efficient operation.
Use our simple online tool to work out how steep your model trains can climb on your layout by calculating the incline required.