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What’s the best glue for…
February 9, 2015
Glue is a key component of any modellers tool kit. But there are so many different types available. Here's a quick run down of the major types of glue you'll
What’s The Best Glue For Polystyrene / Stryofoam
September 5, 2016
Just a quick post on the what is the best glue for Polystyrene and Styrofoam expanded foam sheets, both hugely popular for making landscapes, hills and
What’s the best glue for paper card models from Metcalfe etc
October 25, 2018
Few model railway questions have such an absolute answer as this.
A hot little tip for keeping your glue flowing
September 29, 2018
I use a lot of Revell Contacta glue. It's ideal for all manner of model making jobs. But there's a problem with them.
How to make a glue dispenser
July 9, 2020
Improve the accuracy of glue placement on your models with this DIY precision glue dispenser.
What glue to use to stick tinfoil: Sunday Scribbles
November 12, 2017
What's the best glue to stick Aluminium (tin) foil? It makes great corrugated roofing but how to glue it?
The best recipe for the ballast glue
April 9, 2019
What is the best glue for model railway ballast? Find the answer here.
What is the best glue for laying track – Hornby or Peco, it’ll hold both
August 24, 2018
Today, I'm going to answer one of the most common questions that pops up in my mailbox and in the Model Railway Engineer community group. What's the best glue
The definitive guide to making model scenery
March 25, 2019
So you've laid the track and have your trains running merrily around. Great work! Brunel and Stephenson would be proud. But now what? How do you make that
How to ballast a model railway, the definitive guide
March 4, 2015
Everything you need to know to safely and easily ballast your model railway with the best results, including top videos. a step by step guide and loads of
What’s the cheapest way to make wonderful water for your models
October 16, 2017
What is the cheapest way to make a beautiful river, pond, lake or sea for your models? You might be surprised.
How to make scenic cement: my foolproof 3 part recipe for the best ground cover
June 1, 2018
There's a lot of misunderstanding around scenic glue but it's surprisingly simple once you know how to make it.
Model Railway Backscene Masterclass + 6 Tips
November 25, 2015
If there's one thing that will bring your model railway to life perhaps more than any other it's a background picture. Here's the definitive guide to choosing,
Don’t use this for baseboards
June 12, 2020
I'm always on the look out for new, cheaper or better materials to build model railways with so when someone wrote in suggesting fibreboard I had
Model Railway Tools: 17 Essential Items For Your Tool Box, updated for 2020
January 23, 2015
When it comes to tools for model railways, there are a thousands of tools to choose from. You don't need every tool on sale in B&Q but old hands in the
How to make a Christmas scene
November 19, 2018
'Tis the season to be jolly and what better to wake up to on Christmas morning than a snow-covered model railway display. How's how Santa makes his.
How to make bushes
January 11, 2017
Shortly 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
So the scenery starts: £35 project update
November 8, 2017
Since my last update, things have developed with the project; the dock has water; dock side & walls have been made and the track laid.
How To Remove Glued Ballast From Model Train Track In Five Easy Steps
April 21, 2015
If you want to re-use track that has ballast glued in place you'll probably be wondering how to recover the track and remove the ballast. Here's how I solved
Air Drying Clay: 7 Tips To Help Make Better Models, Easier and Faster
August 9, 2019
Want to use air-drying clay for model making and crafting but put off by your first experiences with it? This is for you.
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