Three essential techniques for compression that allow us to maximize the available area when modelling large railroad layouts in small spaces for detail and realism.
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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?
An overview of wire for model railways and how to choose the correct size for model rail wire. Discover the best practice for bus and dropper wire sizes, material and gauges.
Take a look at the best Polystyrene glue for model scenery and Styrofoam applications. Improve your model railroad, wargaming scenery or dioramas by using Polystyrene adhesive effectively.
It's the train that's synonymous with the Harry Potter franchise and is instantly recognizable to fans of the movies. But what model train is the Hogwarts Express? This guide explores the origins of this iconic steam locomotive.
Discover these essential dry brushing tips for realistic model and miniature painting that add depth and character to any model scenery layout.
A guide to the top speed of popular train sets, how to run them to their potential, and the history of the fastest scale locomotives on record.
Review the best options for selling model trains, from online auctions through to hobby stores and achieve maximum returns from your Hornby train sets.