Hints, tips and products for model train and railway enthusiasts.
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A flexible hack to making correct curves with flexi-track
October 1, 2017
If you use flexible track but don't have Tracksetta templates this tip will save lots of frustration.
Add more power: Manic Monday Quick Tips #1
September 25, 2017
Pressed for time..need to get a modelling fix? Here's the first in a new series of quick to carry out tips to improve your layout.
A quick tip from the school of the blindingly obvious
September 17, 2017
If you lay your scatter, as I do, by sprinkling the stuff from your fingers you'll love - or perhaps hate - this tip.
How to make your own scatter & why I’ll never buy scatter material again
September 16, 2017
I'll never buy scatter for my model railway again.
How I Now Make My Own Plaster Cloth For Hills, Tunnels and Landscapes
August 21, 2017
I'm a huge fan of plaster cloth. It's messy, it works and it's super satisfying but it also costs. Until now.
The quickest way to ballast track? Beginners tip
July 14, 2017
Let's face it, no one likes ballasting track. It's soooo time-consuming. But if you're just starting out and want a quick rather than perfect looking finish
Making Statues for Town and City scenes
March 5, 2016
This tip, sent in by Bill Hughes, is possibly the easiest I've heard but it's great for making statues. For OO scale railways, take a soft drink bottom top
Hiding the gap between baseboards
May 5, 2015
If you have portable baseboards and want to hide the gap between them when the layout is joined up this tip I saw on an exhibition layout could be just the
These chalk weathering tips give stunning 3D authentic finishes
January 27, 2015
I've been looking for a way to get a super realistic rust effect on my trains. These two tips produced the authentic finish I wanted and even better use artist