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]

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

What are track codes and which is best – OO Gauge Code 100 or 75

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decoding model railway track codesConfused by OO gauge track codes?  Read Now

Confused by track codes? Here’s the definitive guide to OO gauge codes with pictures to show the differences. [Intermediate]

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. Read Now

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. 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]

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?  Read Now

Is your name on the list? [Fun]

If Game of Thrones Had Trains

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Game Of Thrones mapTrains versus dragons? Read Now

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.