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Make your own foliage

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How a chance email revealed my new favourite way of making foliage and it’s almost free.

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[intermediate] How a chance email revealed my new favourite way of making bushes and foliage and it’s almost free.

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?

[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.

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

How To Construct Cuttings

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railway cuttingDoes your railway track lie flat on it’s baseboard? If you answered yes, your model railway is wrong.

[Intermediate] Does your railway track lie flat on it’s baseboard? If you answered yes, your model railway is wrong.

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 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.

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.

Cry me a river – layout update

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model railway update riverIt’s been a while since my last update on the layout so a quick progress report.

The latest update on my main layout plus tips on making rivers and laying static grass.

Small Scenic Suggestions, No 1: Caves

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Model Railway CavesWhile trains are the centre of attention on my railways it’s small scenery surrounding the track action that I most enjoy making. They lend legitimacy to a railway while being easy to create. And one of the easiest and most interesting scenic features you can add is a cave.

While trains are the centre of attention on my railways it’s small scenery surrounding the track action that I most enjoy making. They lend legitimacy to a railway while being easy to create. And one of the easiest and most interesting scenic features you can add is a cave. Updated:23/12/16

Creating Outstandingly Realistic Model Railway Scenery

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photo realistic model railway-sceneryThis is perhaps my favourite tip of the year! It’s a simply brilliant way to create outstandingly realistic walls, tunnel entrances and bridges for model railways yet is, surprisingly, not well known. 

This is perhaps my favourite tip of the year! It’s a simply brilliant way to create outstandingly realistic walls, tunnel entrances and bridges for model railways yet is, surprisingly, not well known.  Updated:23/12/16

Model Railway Grass — Everything You Need To Know

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model railway grassIf you want to bring your model railway to life you’ll want grass. But there are hundreds of makes and types to choose from. Here’s what you need to know.

Everything you need to know about model railway grass. From ModelRailwayEngineer.com, the number one source of information for building model railways.