Model train news

The latest news, updates, offers and announcements from Hornby, Bachmann, 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, including N, 009, TT, OO and HO scale.


Model making & mini painting 

From Airfix and Dark Sword to Tamiya and Warhammer, bring your plastic models, structures 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, stories from my model-making experiences, visits to shows.

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, Warlord Games, etc), dioramas and model railways.

Model railway planning 

Model railway planning, track plans, layout design, track work, and inspiration for all gauges, including Hornby OO, HO, N gauge, 009 and Z gauge.