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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
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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
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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.
2 min read
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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.
13 min read
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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.
5 min read

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.
3 min read
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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
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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.
5 min read
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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
15 min read
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Are N Gauge Train Sets Better than OO Gauge?

Let's take a look at the differences and advantages of N gauge vs OO Gauge to determine the best scale in which to build your next model railway layout.
5 min read
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New Hornby Train Sets For 2021

Take a look at the new Hornby Train Sets released in 2021. Summertime Coca-Cola train set, iTravller 6000 train set, Valley Drifter trian set. Find out more.
3 min read
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The Best Train Set Deals for Black Friday 2022

Here, we take a look at some of the best toy train deals that are available for the 2020 Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions, including train sets from Hornby, Fisher-Price and Brio.
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