Hints, tips and products for model railway enthusiasts.


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

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. [...]

Tiny Terrific Track Tweaks : how to make your track work look better

Track Bars
I'm always on the lookout for ways to improve the look of my railways. Just recently I came across these fish plates and wow do they make a difference to track [...]

Model Making 101: Making Your Own Washes

black ink wash stock
Indispensable. Expensive. No Longer. [...]

What glue to use to stick tinfoil: Sunday Scribbles

how to glue tinfoil
What's the best glue to stick Aluminium (tin) foil? It makes great corrugated roofing but how to glue it? [...]

Humbrol Clear Gloss – What, How, Why

Humbrol's Gloss Clear is an often overlooked material for model making but it's an incredibly useful and is far more than just a clear finish. [...]

How to make snow

how to make model snow
Winter is coming... Fancy adding a seasonal touch to your layout? Here's how to make snow that you can add to a model railway to give it that festive touch. [...]

Trains, Tanks and Trenches: model railways with a difference

military modelling
"They’re all the same dad” [...]

A Quick, Simple, Action To Make Your Railway Look More Realistic

Adding that sought after 'authentic' feel to a model railway usually involves intricate and detailed model work. But there's a quick, easy, and often [...]