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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.

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.

Even the darkness will not be dark to you

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making model railway tunnelsHere’s a quick tip for anyone building on tunnels for their railway.

Here’s a quick tip for anyone building on tunnels for their railway. Updated:23/12/16

The Best Of Both – How To Lay Grass Mats With The Realism Of Static Grass

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How to lay model railway grass matsWant to quickly add grass to large areas of your railway using grass mats AND get the realism of scenic grass without the cost? 

Want to quickly add grass to large areas of your railway using grass mats AND get the realism of scenic grass without the cost?  Updated:13/03/16

5 Ways To Build Beautiful Hills On A Budget

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Messy Mountain - close encountersDoes your model railway hill building feel like mountain climbing…

In the rain…

If you want beautiful hills and valleys but are struggling with ugly bumps that look like lumpy mole hills and messy disasters these budget techniques by model making gurus are for you.

Does your model railway hill building feel like mountain climbing… In the rain… If you want beautiful hills and valleys but are struggling with ugly bumps that look like lumpy mole hills and messy disasters these budget techniques by model making gurus are for you. Updated:30/09/16

We’re Going To Need A Bigger Room – Monday Model Railway Factoid #7

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Struggling with Papier-mâché and plaster on your layout? Spare a thought for these model railway builders from Germany,California and New Jersey who build the biggest model train mountains.

Model Railway Mountains

Struggling with Papier-mâché and plaster on your layout? Spare a thought for these model railway builders from Germany,California and New Jersey who build the biggest model train mountains. Updated:4/06/15

DIY Budget Hedges – Thrifty Thursday Model Building Tip #3

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How to make your own model railway hedges, picture of finished  hedgeUsing the pre-made commercial hedges on your model railway can be expensive what if there was a way to get hedgerows for a few pounds. Here’s how you can make your own.

Using the pre-made commercial hedges on your model railway can be expensive what if there was a way to get hedgerows for a few pounds. Here’s how you can make your own. Updated:21/05/15