Model train news

The latest news, updates, offers and announcements from Hornby, Rapido, Dapol, Gaugemaster, Peco, Märklin, Ahern and more. 

Model train tips & techniques

Model railway tips and guides to planning, designing, building and maintaining layouts for model trains, spanning all gauges and scales, including N, 009, OO and HO.

Model Making & Mini Painting 

From Airfix and Dark Sword to Tamiya and Warhammer, bring your plastic models and miniatures to life with these model-making and painting tips and tutorials.

From The Workbench

Layout progress reports, tool reviews, model making, diorama and engineering project updates. 

Scenery & Terrain Construction

Rivers, ponds, hills, roads, fields, trees and grass-making tips and techniques to help you make landscapes and scenery for tabletop war games (Warhammer, Malifaux, Warlord Games etc), dioramas and model railways.

Model Train Track Plans and Tips

Track plans and layout ideas to inspire, how to plan, lay and wire model train track for all gauges, including Hornby OO, HO, N gauge, 009 and Z gauge.

Diary Of A Miniaturist   

Personal anecdotes and stories from my model-making experiences, visits to shows and heritage reference sites.