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Collecting Scenery for Model Railways

We try to replicate convincing scenes when modelling so why not take a look around the natural environment. All sort of things can be collected and re purposed for modelling. Natural needs little work and is generally more convincing.

Best Way to Clean Model Locomotive Wheels

Model train wheels can getirty but we can clean them up and make it easier to clean in the future.  In this article we discuss how to clean locomotive wheels and keep them clean

Scratch Build a Truss Bridge

In this article we built a simple truss bridge from ABS plastic. ABS is acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, a plastic that has exceptional qualities perfectly suited to scratch building models.

Controlling Model Railway Points or Turnouts with Servos and Arduino

Controlling model railway points or turnouts with readily available RC servos is really simple. In this guide we take you through it step-by-step

Build Your Own Model Railroad Turnouts

In this article I’ll show you just how easy it is to fabricate points/turnouts  for use on your  model railroad.
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Controlling Model Railway Points or Turnouts with Servos and Arduino

Controlling model railway points or turnouts with readily available RC servos is really simple. In this guide we take you through it step-by-step

Simple DC Model Railway Throttle Using Arduino

Build a very simple DC Model Railway throttle using Arduino and a handful of cheap parts.

10 Tips for Laying Model Railway Track.

Laying track doesn’t seem too difficult until you try it. In this article we discuss many of the common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Model Railroad Removable Bridges

There are many types of lift bridges used on model railways. Gaining access to the middle of the layout has never been easier.

Build Your Own Model Railroad Turnouts

In this article I’ll show you just how easy it is to fabricate points/turnouts  for use on your  model railroad.
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