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How to make bushes

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bush plantingShortly after publishing a recent article on making stone bridges I got a number of messages from modellers wanting to know more about the vegetation seen in the photo. Here’s how I make my bushes.

[Intermediate – Model Making] I get asked a lot how I make my bushes on my model railways. Here’s my short but fiddly technique.

How to make your own grass

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How To Make Your Own Grass for Your Model Railway This is a short but great tip for making your own super-realistic grass by modeler Stephen Fay.

A short but great tip for making beautifully realistic grass for your model railway. It’s cheap, easy and very effective.

Short and Sweet Sunday Scribblings: Free Brick Paper

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short-and-sweetLooking for quick, free, way to create brick and stone walls surfaces for your buildings?

Looking for quick, free, way to create brick and stone walls surfaces for your buildings?

How To Make A Tunnel — The Trauma Free Guide To Model Railway Tunnel Building

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how to make model railway tunnels“There’s a light at the end of every tunnel” says the old adage. Yet for anyone who’s tried adding a tunnel to their model railway it can sometimes seem a very faint light. Here’s my guide to making tunnels for your railway, the trauma free way.

“There’s a light at the end of every tunnel” says the old adage. Yet for anyone who’s tried adding a tunnel to their model railway it can sometimes seem a very faint light. Here’s my guide to making tunnels for your railway, the trauma free way. Updated:9/12/16

Will this kick-ass pen revolutionise making model railways on a budget?

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3Doodle penLooking for an easy way to make budget models for your railway? An ultra-ingenious and fun new tool promises to revolutionise your model making yet costs less than a second-hand Hornby train.

Looking for an easy way to make budget models for your railway? An ultra-ingenious and fun new tool promises to revolutionise your model making yet costs less than a second-hand Hornby train. Updated:23/12/16

How To Make A Garden

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making a garden for your model railwayLook around any English landscape – town or countryside – and you’ll see gardens so why not on your model railway. But that was easier said than done until now.

Look around any English landscape – town or countryside – and you’ll see gardens so why not on your model railway. But easier said than done until now.

DIY People – Making Your Own OO and N Scale Figures

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Making Your Own N Scale FiguresI’m constantly on the look out for tiny plastic people in new or unusual positions that will add interest to my model railway. While browsing the other day I noticed the Preiser Adam and Eve combination kits for Gauge 1. This set me thinking about making OO and N scale figures.

I’m constantly on the look out for tiny plastic people in new or unusual positions that will add interest to my model railway. While browsing the other day I noticed the Preiser Adam and Eve combination kits for Gauge 1. This set me thinking about making OO and N scale figures. Updated:23/12/16

The Beginnings Of A Cornish Tin Mine: Landreath Model Railway – Update

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n gauge scratch build mineAt long last I’ve got around to starting on the foam board scratch-build of my Tin-mine engine house.

At long last I’ve got around to starting on the foam board scratch-build of my Tin-mine engine house. Updated:7/05/16

A Quick, Simple, Action To Make Your Railway Look More Realistic

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rails model railwaAdding that sought after ‘authentic’ feel to a model railway usually involves intricate and detailed model work. But there’s a quick, easy, and often overlooked action you can take that’ll bring a dash of realism without glue or paint. Hint, it involves rubbish.

Adding that sought after ‘authentic’ feel to a model railway usually involves intricate and detailed model work. But there’s a quick, easy, and often overlooked action you can take that’ll bring a dash of realism without glue or paint. Hint, it involves rubbish. Updated:23/12/16

Build Fences For The Price Of A Box Of Matches

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Making fences for a model railwayFences are everywhere and if you want your model railway to look realistic you’ll want them on your layout.

Here’s a how to make fences yourself for little more than the price of box of matches.

Fences are everywhere and if you want your model railway to look realistic you’ll want them on your layout. Here’s a how to make fences yourself for little more than the price of box of matches. Updated:23/12/16