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Baseboards

Guide to Model Railway Baseboards

Perhaps you've been running model trains and are now looking to build a dedicated layout? Maybe you've moved house and now finally have the space to build a model railway? We explore some considerations needed when researching, planning and building model railway baseboards.
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Model Railway Shops

Many types of model railway shop are available. It's important to choose the correct model railway retailer depending on your requirements. This guide covers the different options available to you, including; online model railway shops, model railway auction websites, and model railway specialists.
3 min read
Train Sets

DC versus DCC Model Trains

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?
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Train Sets

The Best Train Sets for Kids this Christmas 2020

A train set is the perfect way to make your child’s Christmas morning. Whether it’s as a beautiful gift, or a stunning decoration traveling around the bottom of the tree. If you’re looking to get a train set under the tree this Christmas, then take a look at these picks for the 2018 holiday season.
4 min read
Train Sets

The Best Hornby Train Set

When it comes to the best Hornby train set to buy, it can be difficult to choose the most suitable one for you. Perhaps you’re buying the kids their first train set, are looking at getting into the hobby yourself, or maybe you’re a seasoned collector – there’s certainly a train set for you.
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Baseboards

Model Railway Baseboards Ready Made

There are many challenges when building a model railway baseboard, from choosing the type of wood, to selecting the best method of construction. Beginner railway modeller, or inexperienced at constructing baseboards? Get model railway baseboards ready made. Is this the best solution for your layout?
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Are 00 Gauge Model Railway Layouts Best?

00 gauge is one of several model railway gauges to choose from, and there are advantages and disadvantages to choosing it. Despite 00 gauge model railway layouts being the most popular type available, are they always the best choice?
4 min read
Baseboards

The Best Wood for a Model Railway Baseboard

Choosing wood for the baseboard is an important part of building a model railway. It's essential to use woods that are of the required strength to support the layout, are easy to work with, and long-lasting. If the model railway is going to be portable, lightweight woods should be also be used.
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The Best Place to Build a Model Railway

When building a model railway your first task will be to determine the best place to build it. There's many potential options – lofts, garages, basements or spare rooms. The ideal location for you will be determined by personal preference, what is available, and any restrictions in terms of space.
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