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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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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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 build a basic model railway baseboard

Building a model railway baseboard can be as simple as a piece of plywood from a…

20 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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How to draw a model railway trackplan

Drawing a track plan is a simple enough process. Our easy-to-follow advice shows…

18 September 2018

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How to... Lay track

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

11 September 2018

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