With some basic electronic knowledge and wiring skills, you too can have a working trolley system in your HO layout.
Autocars, Autocoaches and Railmotors this time. As on many railways around the world, the British companies sought to curtail unnecessary spending on branch lines - here are a few solutions to model
Scratch building a model can be tons of fun. We all have probably experienced seeing something of great interest, and saying to ourselves, "I can make that." My models are made from scratch materials, but not to perfect scale. Enjoy drawing patterns without the aid of scaling instruments.
Continuing the introduction to railway modelling with images of real stock and models. This part of the series is about passenger stock - see also Part 11: Corridor & Suburban Stock
Another in the "RITES OF PASSAGE..." series of 'how-to' improve your model railway, featuring detailing, running and a video/dvd guide
Five layouts that can inspire your HO train dreams, with track plans.
Building a custom copter can be a lot of fun and gives you the flexibility to change it later with cameras and other creative improvements all while saving money.
This page serves as a complement to the erstwhile 'Thoraldby' layout (RITES OF PASSAGE - 18), although not replace it in the context of this series where I've 'charted the route' of an imaginary modeller who's worked through from the research and planning to the nitty-gritty of a layout. Read on...
A range of Specialist low-sided wagons for you to try your hand at modelling. Departmental stock is also covered in this piece
An introduction to the series, to familiarise yourself with the contents of each of the pages. From deciding on the region you wish to model, era, locomotives, stock, signals... to running, and how.