If you use flexible track but don’t have Tracksetta templates this tip will save lots of frustration. Read Now
Articles on tips
Pressed for time..need to get a modelling fix? Here’s the first in a new series of quick to carry out tips to improve your layout.
If you lay your scatter, as I do, by sprinkling the stuff from your fingers you’ll love – or perhaps hate – this tip. Read Now
I’ll never buy scatter for my model railway again. Read Now
Let’s face it, no one likes ballasting track. It’s soooo time-consuming. But if you’re just starting out and want a quick rather than perfect looking finish there’s a simple answer to your woes. Read Now
This tip, sent in by Bill Hughes, is possibly the easiest I’ve heard but it’s great for making statues.
For OO scale railways, take a soft drink bottom top and cut it in half (so it’s shorter). Next bye an O scale figure and glue to it the bottle cap. That’s it.
For N scale, use a smaller bottle top (or a toothpaste lid) to make the plynth and then use OO scale figures.
Paint them grey (for concrete/stone or dark brown for bronze) and you have a statue.
Bill said he got this from a friend in the 70s so where it originally came from is unknown but it’s a simple, effective, idea for adding interest to parks, recreation grounds and traffic islands.
If you have portable baseboards and want to hide the gap between them when the layout is joined up this tip I saw on an exhibition layout could be just the answer. Read Now
I’ve been looking for a way to get a super realistic rust effect on my trains. These two tips produced the authentic finish I wanted and even better use artist chalks to do it on a budget. Read Now