Posts Tagged ‘Model Making’

Erecting Embankments

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model railway embankments how to makeEmbankments? building? “Oh come!” I can hear you cry, what’s difficult about that?

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[Intermediate] Making embankments on your model railway – suitable for all gauges.

Building Forests On A Budget

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model railway forestI’ve just read about a great idea that I haven’t seen before. It’s from the book “Scenic Modelling” by John de Frayssinet and if you haven’t got this book I really recommend it to any model makers. Read Now

[Intermediate] – Here’s a great tip I’ve just read about for cheaply creating dense tree growth and forested areas.

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. Read Now

[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 trees, a new technique

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make your own treesI’ve covered making trees here before but I’m always on the look out for new techniques.

I recently came across this approach and have been impressed by initial results. Read Now

I’ve covered making trees before but I’m always on the look out for new, better, techniques and this alternative approach is producing great results.

What’s The Best Glue On Polystyrene / Stryofoam

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Just a quick post on the what is the best glue for Polystyrene and Styrofoam expanded foam sheets, both hugely popular making landscapes, hills and inclines. Read Now

The best glue for expanded Polystyrene and Styrofoam plus how to

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. Read Now

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? Read Now

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. Read Now

“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 3D 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.
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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:4/07/17

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. Read 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.