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Model Railway Basics
Inclines - Do's and Dont's For Your Model Railway Layout
Inclines are a common feature on model railway layouts, but you need to get them right. So in this guide, we take a deep-dive into the world of building inclines on a model railway layout.
Can you join Hornby and Peco track?
The short answer to this question is yes. But there are exceptions and you'll sometimes need a converter. Read on to find out exactly what you'll need to use Peco's track sections with Hornby's set track system.
Which is bigger - 1:35 scale or 1:72 scale?
Let us take the myth out of scales - what does Scale mean and why should we be concerned about it?
What Is The Minimum Curve Radius For OO Gauge Track?
Generally, the recommended minimum radius is determined by the accepted Set Track standards in UK OO gauge modelling. But, similar to 3rd Class seating, the concept of 1st Radius curves is no longer considered to be of any use. So where does that leave...
What does DCC Stand for in Hornby Model Railways?
Many beginners in the model railway hobby often begin with a train set from companies like Hornby. These sets can be controlled using either traditional DC analogue control or DCC (digital) control. But what does it mean?