Posts Tagged ‘Techniques’

Bending track or making your own flexible track

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Standard track cramping your style? Don’t want to buy flexible track? Here’s how to make your track bend and go where you want it.
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Standard track cramping your style? Don’t want to buy flexible track? Here’s how to make your track bend and go where you want it. [Intermediate]

The Cheapest Technique For Making Model Trees – They Look Great Too!

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Making model trees cheapest quickest techniqueI go full Blue Peter for this tip. Read Now

How to make your own model trees with this almost free, quick, and easy tip. Ideal for N, OO, HO and O gauge model railways.

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

How to model water on your railway

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How to model waves on a model railwayRivers, streams, lakes and seas are something every model railway builder wants but notoriously difficult to get right. Until now. Here’s a simple, easy and foolproof way to create beautiful waterways and waves for your layout. Read Now

Rivers, streams, lakes and seas are something every model railway builder wants but they’re notoriously difficult to get right. Until now. Here’s a simple, easy and foolproof way to create beautiful waterways and waves for your layout.

How To Use Animated Action To Make Your Railway Come Alive

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model railway animationLooking for a way to bring your railway to life and add interest? Animated scenes are the answer. Read Now

Looking for a way to bring your layout to life? Animated scenes are what you need. Here are some of the best to inspire along with tips on how to create them.

How To Build Inclines Your Trains Can Climb – Maximum and Recommended Gradients

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don't screw up your slopesIf you want a fun and interesting model railway then you’ll want your Hornby trains hauling wagons up hills. Here’s how to work out the vital length and gradient numbers needed to start building inclines.
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Model Railway Inclines: The definitive guide. The vital length and gradient sizes needed to build model railway inclines your trains can climb.

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:27/09/17

How To Lay and Fix Track

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fixing trackLaying and fixing track doesn’t seem difficult. But then you try it. It’s surprising how many problems can be avoided with the benefit of hindsight.

Here’s the technique I’ve developed over the years that’ll hopefully save you time, effort and frustration. Read Now

Laying and fixing track doesn’t seem difficult. But then you try it. It’s surprising how many problems can be avoided with the benefit of hindsight. Here’s the technique I’ve developed over the years that’ll hopefully save you time, effort and frustration. Updated:27/09/17