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Free to a good home: OO gauge layout

September 27, 2016, 7:22 pm

Hi folks, I have an OO gauge model railway layout from the 1970s or '80s to give away er give to an enthusiast than send it to the dump. Unfortunately it has been stored for a long time in the att... Read more »


July 12, 2016, 7:40 am

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Maplin digital train controller

May 12, 2016, 5:00 pm

Good evening all my name is paul and back in the late 80's early 90's I bui lt the project that maplins were doing call control a train it is as large controller with modules that go inside the lo... Read more »

Hornby Clearance Alert

April 26, 2016, 6:28 pm

I hope someone is still reading this group. Hattons is offering bargain prices, as much as 40-50% off, on a wide variety of Hornby locos and rolling stock. See: Read more »

Anyone want an 00 gauge railway in need of restoration?

March 20, 2016, 10:52 pm

Hi folks, I have an 00 gauge electric model railway from the 1970s or '80s which I no longer use. Unfortunately it has been stored for a long time in the attic of my parents' barn. The solid, he... Read more »

Model rail cartoon

March 9, 2016, 4:37 pm -- Martin S Read more »

Fatal Accident

February 13, 2016, 12:10 pm

At the Didcot Railway Centre last weekend, an enthusiast was run over and killed by a steam engine. He was chuffed to bits. Read more »

any body here?

February 11, 2016, 11:20 pm

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New range of OO building kits

December 20, 2015, 9:01 pm

4Ground Model Kits and Miniatures, manufacturer of gaming and historical building kits in 15-28mm scale, has a new range of 4mm scale trackside building and accessory kits made of laser-cut card an... Read more »

OO 14XX driving wheels

December 1, 2015, 10:28 pm

Good evening I do hope this post is allowed, I have been trying to locate a pair of OO 14XX driving wheels. The loco I have has the traction tyres on one set. Hornby are out of stock as is another... Read more »

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Kitmaster Coaches, how good were they compared to others. rating: 5

Another thread reminded that I have had for the best part of 50 years some Kitmaster Coaches assembled for me when I was small for a push along layout. All in Southern Green and with card interiors w... Read more »

Bachmann Intermodal wagons rating: 5

Not feeling very bright (and not wanting to damage the fine detail) can anyone tell me how to attach the containers to these wagons - there being no instructions supplied by Bachmann. Read more »

Block Occupation - Vehicle in Section or Train in Track rating: 5

I like many others have been attempting to install a Block Occupation system within my model railway. But as yet I have not been able to form a satisfactory method that does not have one short coming... Read more »

Scotrail Push Pull Formations rating: 5

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I've managed to get together and make up a fair few Scotrail liveried Mark 3s, about 6 of the all told, plus a Mk2 DBSO, as well as a Heljan 47/7. Can anyone tell me if there was any set consist? T... Read more »

LMS Push Pull Coaches in BR maroon rating: 5

hi, just biulding a model of the leighton buzzard to luton branch line and that includes biuding a LMS push Pull BTK.....a DBT...Driving brake third i have done this cuting up two dapol LMS BTL non ... Read more »

Dapol Sound sheds rating: 5

I had the opportunity to listen to the Steam Whistle sound shed from Dapol at a recent club meeting. Not too bad. I was considering taking it apart and installing the sensors under the track rather... Read more »

Platform canopies at Sowerby Bridge rating: 5

Just started using this station for my morning commute, as it's a bit more bike friendly than Halifax (no narrow island platform or staircases to contend with), and wondered when the present concrete... Read more »

L&Y Railway control numbers (on brake vans) rating: 5

Folks, Back in the dim and distant when men were men and all the good railways started in Lancashire the L&Y introduced a scheme of control numbers that they'd paint on the side of their goods bra... Read more »

Casting Mediums for Buildings? rating: 5

Hi, Can anyone suggest any alternative casting mediums that are available in the UK by post or in Birmingham for use with rubber moulds such as Linka? What about mediums such as resin. Anyone know if... Read more »

Airbrush Compressors - Simair AirBox rating: 5

Hi All, I've just come into the possession (legally!) of a Simair Airbox compressor. I have no manual though, and a visit to the site simply returns either an error or an attempt b... Read more » is a website by engineers for engineers. It is not affiliated with any of manufacturers or vendors discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.