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The Dirt Cheap Technique To Creating Ultra Realistic Rocks and Cliffs
April 29, 2015
Looking for a way to add rocks, mountains and cliff faces to your model railway. Looking to do it on a budget? Here's a dirt cheap technique to create
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
£35 Model Railway In A Box Update
January 27, 2018
I've failed and it's bitterly frustrating.
£35 Model Railway Update: Building the buildings and cliff face
December 14, 2017
It's been a while, too long, but here's an update on my £35 model railway challenge project.
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
Cornish Mining Dictionary
July 2, 2015
Definitions of words used in Cornish mining.
How to work with Styrofoam and Polystyrene
August 31, 2017
Styrofoam and Polystyrene are amongst my favourite landscape construction materials.
How to make rock faces
January 13, 2019
Creating realistic cliffs and rock formations in miniature is surprisingly difficult but with these techniques, some practice and a bit of time anyone can do
The best of both in 4ft square
December 21, 2017
How to have a railway that looks good from a distance with lovely large landscapes features but also works up close with lots of detail visible in your figures
Legendary railway modeller John H. Ahern’s advice on the best material for landscaping
October 21, 2017
Looking for the best material for landscape modelling? Here's what one of the legends of model railway building used.
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