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Welcome to NMRA British Region

The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) is the largest organization devoted to the development, promotion, and enjoyment of the hobby of model railroading.

The NMRA British Region promotes North American modelling in the United Kingdom. To find out more about the NMRA, please have a browse through our website where you will find out all about the benefits of joining this friendly Association.

Mike Ruby's camera car

NMRA Member Mike Ruby has developed the perfect camera car for videoing his layout.

Read more: Mike Ruby's camera car

Adding Hopper Ladders by Tom Winlow

One of the big improvements you can make to freight cars is to replace the cast-on grabs by wire ones. For box cars and similar vehicles this is comparatively easy. Just shave off the cast-on ones and substitute appropriate wire grabs from Tichy Trains, Detail Associates or one of the other suppliers. For hoppers and covered hoppers, fitting wire grabs is a big problem. The most difficult part concerns the corner posts. The many holes needed for all the wire grabs weaken the plastic so much that a breakage is almost inevitable. This article describes an alternative approach using thin plastic rod.

Back To Basics-Getting Started

The NMRA is the number one organisation in the world promoting the multifaceted and fun hobby of ModelRailroading.  But what if you're just starting out, or thinking about starting out.  

For that purpose, the NMRA-British Region has produced a series of articles to help people, young and old make sense of it all, and help you get started in the hobby.  

Part one: Getting Started is free to download for everyone by clicking on this Link : Back To Basics, Getting Started.   

All other parts will be made available as free downloads in the member section of the website, accessible when you sign up as a member of the British Region.