The PIKO new items 2017 is out and what an awesome line up this year. If you are into the modern railway as I am, you will find lots of potential candidates for this year's investments. I have selected a few highlights that caught my attention. [More]
What is the best thing you can do for your model railway scenery? My answer is: Paint your rails. I see lots of layouts with stunning scenery but nobody cared to paint the rails. It just takes away some of the realism. If not doing anything else, at least I can paint the rails. So this is what I did.
After having converted the track bed to NOCH ballast mat I have started to use the catenary with the small feet that you can put under the C-track. Because the track bed is not as wide as required I have some huge gabs underneath the track because the mast lifts the track upwards. In this post I solve this problem using a screwdriver, some glue and some more ballast mat.
I want to bring more interesting features to my exhibition layout. I like to give my visitors something new to look at each year. The past year I have upgraded the scenery on parts of the layout. This time I am looking into the track plan itself. I want to make it easier to lay track and reconfigure the track plan. NOCH has a product that solves just that!