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What’s the cheapest way to make wonderful water for your models

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What is the cheapest way to make a beautiful river, pond, lake or sea for your models? You might be surprised. Read Now

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What is the cheapest way to make a beautiful river, pond, lake or sea for your model railway?

3 Model Railway Building Tricks You Can Learn From Blade Runner

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Three tricks used by the master model makers behind Blade Runner that you can use to improve your model railway.
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Three tricks the master model makers behind Blade Runner used in the movie that we can employ to improve our model railways.

How to easily fit rail joiners perfectly, everytime

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how to fix rail joiners easilyIt’s undoubtedly one of the most frustrating, annoying, downright infuriating jobs in constructing a layout. My fingers bleed and I’ve ruined track ends doing it but no more. Read Now

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Fed up with the frustration of fitting rail joiners to track? Here’s how you can make a simple tool that will allow you to fit joiners easily and correctly, everytime.

Plant your buildings – Manic Monday Tip #2

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model railway buildings tipAnother quick job that can be carried out on your model railway when time is tight. Read Now

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Another quick job to improve the look and realism of your layout when you don’t have much time.

A flexible hack to making correct curves with flexi-track

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flexible track template hackIf you use flexible track but don’t have Tracksetta templates this tip will save lots of frustration. Read Now

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If you use flexible track but don’t have Tracksetta templates this tip will save lots of frustration. Updated:5/10/17

6 Golden Rules To Successfully Use Second-hand Track

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second hand hornby trackSecond hand track can be a bargain but also a right royal pain.
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Six simple rules you can follow to prevent future problems when using second-hand track.

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.