Track

Without track you simply do not have a model railway. But, out-of-the-box track isn’t very realistic so we reveal many ways to make it look like the real thing. This section also includes model railway trackplans for you to enjoy.

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Layout build: Runcorn Salt Union

Follow Howard Smith's build of this OO gauge layout in this series of 'behind…

By Howard Smith | 21 November 2019

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How to expand your train set

Your first train set is supplied with an oval or circle of track and might…

13 August 2019

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How to wire a reversing DC loop

Adding a return loop to your layout increases operational flexibility, but can…

29 July 2019

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Model Railway Design Software: Everything you need to know

Here we take a closer look at how software can benefit your model railway and…

09 July 2019

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A guide to model railway track cleaning

We explore the different methods you can apply for cleaning your model railway…

03 July 2019

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A model railway beginner’s guide to laying track

After planning your circuit, laying track is the first important step to…

18 April 2019

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How does a train set work?

You have bought a model railway 'starter' set. That's a great start, but how…

21 September 2018

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How to ballast track

Real railways run on a bed of crushed rocks called 'ballast'. We explain how you…

21 September 2018

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Model railway track plan ideas

Simple model railway track plans can still offer plenty of interest, modelling…

20 September 2018

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