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Walk Through – How I Created This Scene: scenery, track & viaducts – and Layout Progress

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model railway n gauge

My N gauge model railway continues with another hill scene diorama nearly completed. Here’s a quick walkthrough of how this was done and other recent progress on it.

model railway n gauge

What would you do differently? Here’s a quick walkthrough of how I modelled the hills, viaduct and track in a scene on my layout. How do you create yours? [Intermediate]

7 Steps To Laying Scatter + Help A Fellow Modeller

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laying scatterMike M. emailed in recently with what seemed like an easy question.

laying scatter

7 Tried and tested steps to better laying scatter, plus help a fellow modeller. [Intermediate]

Save money for your trains: make your own textured paint

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make your own textured paintIf you build brick, stone or brick models for your railway the finish is all important. Normal paint is okay but texture paint gives an infinitely better result. But what about that cost!

Save money for your trains, how to make your own textured paint. [Intermediate]

5 ways to instantly make your railway look better

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model railway layout improvingEven with the best intentions, things don’t always work out how we’d planned.

Even with the best intentions, things don’t always work out how we’d planned. [Intermediate]

Men (and Ladies) Most Likely To Be Model Railway Enthusiasts

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Men Most Likely To Be Model Railway EnthusiastsIt’s Friday, so time for a bit of fun to go into the weekend with. Is your name on the list? 

Is your name on the list? [Fun]

If Game of Thrones Had Trains

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Game Of Thrones mapTrains versus dragons?

Game Of Thrones map

Just for fun… Glorious network maps of an imaginary railway across the continents of Westeros and Essos in Game of Thrones.

Space Saving Idea: The Disappearing Fiddle Yard

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folding fiddle yards

A neat idea for small, space restricted, modellers. 

[Intermediate] A space saving idea.

The Name Game

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Looking for a realistic British name for your model railway. Here’s 200 to get you started.

Looking for an imaginary but realistic British place name for your model railway? Here’s 200 to get you started.

Third Rail Tips

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third railBuilding a modern era electric track layout? Wondering about that third rail? Here are a few tips to get you started.

[Intermediate] Building a modern era electric track layout? Wondering about that third rail? Here are a few tips to get you started.

OO gauge vs N gauge

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OO or N gauge

What I wish someone had told me before.

OO or N gauge

[Intermediate] – The differences between in N and OO gauge model trains and railways I’ve learnt after many years modelling in both.