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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:25/09/17

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:25/09/17

How I Now Make My Own Plaster Cloth For Hills, Tunnels and Landscapes

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How to make your own plaster clothI’m a huge fan of plaster cloth. It’s messy, it works and it’s super satisfying but it also costs. Until now. Read Now

How to make your own plaster cloth

Plaster cloth

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. Read Now

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! Read Now

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. Read Now

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

Space Saving Idea: The Disappearing Fiddle Yard

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folding fiddle yards

A neat idea for small, space restricted, modellers.  Read Now

[Intermediate] A space saving idea.

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. Read Now

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