A quick tip from the school of the blindingly obvious

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scatter model railway wargames tipIf you lay your scatter, as I do, by sprinkling the stuff from your fingers you’ll love – or perhaps hate – this tip. Read Now

scatter model railway wargames tip

How to lay scatter, from the school of the blindingly obvious. Why didn’t I think of this before?

Bending track or making your own flexible track

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Standard track cramping your style? Don’t want to buy flexible track? Here’s how to make your track bend and go where you want it.
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Standard track cramping your style? Don’t want to buy flexible track? Here’s how to make your track bend and go where you want it. [Intermediate]

how to make your own scatter & why I’ll never buy scatter material again

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How to make your own scatterI’ll never buy scatter for my model railway again. Read Now

How to make your own scatter

I now make my own scatter and it’s so good I’ll never buy scatter again. Here’s how. [Intermediate]

Textured Rolling Pins – Useful for UK Model Railways?

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TEXTURED ROLLING PINGreen Stuff World’s textured rolling pins are a huge time saver for modelling stone and brick work in military modelling but can they be used for UK model railways? Read Now

A look at Green Stuf World’s textured rolling pins for clay modelling.

Can it really be done? Project Update

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It seemed like a good idea… But then reality came knocking. Read Now

Gauge, theme and track plan for the £35 model railway challenge. It’s suddenly got real.

A master class in static grass (creating slopes)

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Static Grass TutorialStatic grass makes a world of difference to a model landscape but getting it right on slopes is more involved than you might think. Read Now

Static Grass Tutorial

A top modeller shares his technique for laying static grass in this master class. [Intermediate]

How to work with Styrofoam and Polystyrene

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hills and cuttings

Styrofoam and Polystyrene are amongst my favourite landscape construction materials. Read Now

Fiddly but flexible, Styrofoam and Polystyrene are great material for landscaping. Here are a few tips to get the best from them.

How to Fit SEEP Point Motors

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How to fit SEEP point motors. Michael Campbell details his approach. Read Now

How to fit SEEP point motors. Michael Campbell details his approach. Updated:25/08/17

Scratch Build: Slate Roofs

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make your own slate roofMost model railways are seen from above so roofs are one of the most important aspects but making realistic, credible, roofs is a skill that escapes many. Here’s a quick guide to making slate roofs from the model making guru behind the fabulous Bron Hebrog 009 layout. Read Now

Most model railways are seen from above so roofs are one of the most important aspects but making realistic, credible, roofs is a skill that escapes many. Here’s a quick guide to making slate roofs from the model making guru behind the fabulous Bron Hebrog 009 layout. Updated:25/08/17

The £35 model railway challenge

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£35 model railway-pingCan a working model railway be built for £35?  I’m going to try and I’ll give £100 to charity if I fail. Read Now

Can a working model railway be built for £35?  I’m going to try and I’ll give £100 to charity if I fail. Why not join me? [Intermediate]