Beginners Guide

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Planning a model railway

Building your first model railway calls for a little planning and understanding before you get underway. We highlight the most important considerations from choosing a scale through to finding a location to build your first railway to get your project underway.

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BASEBOARDS made simple

Baseboards don’t have to be difficult or complex. We explain three ways to create a solid foundation for your model railway covering DIY, kit and readyassembled boards.

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ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Every model railway needs track. We offer our top tips for laying track so that you can build a smooth running layout which will work reliably on every use.

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POWER & CONTROL Analogue vs Digital

Choosing the right type of control system for your layout from the start will set you on the right track for the future. We explain the key differences between analogue and digital control for model railways.

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Scenery top tips

Hornby Magazine presents its top tips and products to start your journey to a full scenic model railway.