Hints, tips and products for model railway enthusiasts.

Intermediate

Tips on making a model railway layout, track laying, model making, weathering and scenery construction.

Mini-Me, printed in 3D

Do you have a mini-you on the layout? [...]

Camouflaging Curves – how to obscure artifical looking curves

Glyn Valley Tramway Railway
Curves and bends make model railways more fun and allow continuous running but they come with a problem. [...]

Six simple steps you can use to make glorious model mud

how to make model mud for a diorama or model railway
Mud glorious mud. Or it is until you try to recreate it in model form. Here are six simple steps you can follow to make marvellously messy mud.   [...]

Fixing & Connecting wires together without soldering

track wiring
If you struggle with joining wires — such as track feeders to bus wiring — this is for you. [...]

How To Make Your Own Rerailer – Z, N or OO gauge

This is a creative DIY tip for making your own portable rerailer is almost too simple. [...]

Track Cleaning: How to clean track, the definitive guide.

Here's a little secret. [...]

The best of both in 4ft square

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 [...]

How to remove fish plates / rail joiners – Sunday Scribbles

rail joiner tool
How to remove fish plates without damaging your rails, or your nails. [...]