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SEP 10, 2014

Seven reasons to travel by train

Find yourself onboard a plane or in the backseat of a car too often? Getting a little sick of being cramped up, over paying, and not having enough room for your bagging? .... read more
Created on 10th September 2014
SEP 10, 2014

The world’s longest train journeys

Basing layouts on real train routes is something many model train enthusiasts do.  But China are proposing one train route that would be near impossible to recreate .... read more
Created on 10th September 2014
AUG 8, 2014

Mistakes to avoid when you build a new track layout

A model railway provides many years of pleasure. Start off small. Gradually increase the size of the track layout and you’ll have endless hours of fun watching your .... read more
Created on 8th August 2014
AUG 8, 2014

Ways to build a model railway on a budget

You could spend a small fortune on your first model railway. Once you get bitten by the bug it’ll be hard to reign in the enthusiasm, especially when you see all th .... read more
Created on 8th August 2014
JUL 3, 2014

5 reasons to take a trip on a steam train this year

Get the train to work every day and the last thing you probably feel like doing is taking a trip on a train at the weekend. Hear us out at Hobbies and Models though. A .... read more
Created on 3rd July 2014
JUL 3, 2014

The therapeutic benefits of building a model railway

One of the best bits of our job at Hobbies and Models is meeting fellow enthusiasts that are just as passionate as we are about model railways. You can see the look of .... read more
Created on 3rd July 2014
JUN 20, 2014

Where to find inspiration for a monster train track

Inspiration for model train layouts stems from many sources.  A feature in a magazine, a view from a hillside, a dream even, could set you off on the right track. W .... read more
Created on 20th June 2014
MAY 15, 2014

4 ways you can save money when you build a model train track

Building your very own model railway can be rather expensive, especially if you buy new trains, new track and all the accessories you need to make the layout look authent .... read more
Created on 15th May 2014
MAR 13, 2014

5 reasons to shop at our model railway store

We’re proud of our heritage and customer service levels at Hobbies and Models and want you to enjoy your shopping experience with us whenever you need exciting new .... read more
Created on 13th March 2014
FEB 10, 2014

3 of the best train journeys in the world

Millions of people around the world hop on a train each day. Whether it’s to head to work, see family members or just a day out, they’re one of the most conve .... read more
Created on 10th February 2014
JAN 13, 2014

5 record breaking trains

The Guinness Book of Records is filled with a host of weird and wonderful achievements relating to trains, we’ve been looking at a few at Hobbies and Models and thi .... read more
Created on 13th January 2014
DEC 6, 2013

How to create DIY winter scenery for model trains

Part of the fun of model railways is building a track layout from scratch using your own creative touches to bring the scenery to life. With a bit of imagination you can .... read more
Created on 6th December 2013
NOV 12, 2013

How to make your model railway more realistic

If you are new to model railways but want to create something special in the comfort of your home this guide might be just what you need. We’ve already covered a nu .... read more
Created on 12th November 2013
NOV 5, 2013

Famous fictional trains to model your railway around

If you have a passion for trains anything that moves along a track should send your whistle into overdrive. We’re potty about locos at Hobbies and Model Trains and .... read more
Created on 5th November 2013
OCT 7, 2013

A guide to buying model trains

So you’ve decided to start your own model railway. You’ve planned your set and now it’s time to buy your first model trains. Before you go ahead and sta .... read more
Created on 7th October 2013
OCT 7, 2013

5 people you didn’t know were model train enthusiasts

There are thousands, if not millions of model railway enthusiasts around the world, each one as passionate as the next. Amongst us though, are a few famous names that are .... read more
Created on 7th October 2013
OCT 7, 2013

A brief guide to building your own model railway scenery

Have you ever seen a model railway that looks scarily life like? How do they do it? Well, in the model railway community tips and tricks are always being shared to help .... read more
Created on 7th October 2013
AUG 22, 2013

A beginner’s guide to model trains

Are you a railway enthusiast looking to start your very own model train set? If so, then you’re probably at a slight loss as to where to begin. In this blog I aim .... read more
Created on 22nd August 2013
AUG 22, 2013

The world’s greatest model train sets

If you’ve read our last blog and want to start your own model railway track then maybe a little inspiration would help? Now, you probably couldn’t emulate th .... read more
Created on 22nd August 2013
AUG 22, 2013

The 5 fastest trains in the world

If you’re a model train enthusiast then I’d put money on the fact that you’re a fan of trains in general. If you’re nodding your head along with .... read more
Created on 22nd August 2013