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Make. Paint. Build: Tips and tutorials for model trains, scale modellers and miniature war games.

Author: Andy

Wet pallets: a must have painting accessory

Wet Pallet
If you haven't aren't using a wet pallet you're missing out. [...]

Old Triang trains on modern Hornby track, yes or no

Tri-Ang R153
I'd love to give you a simple yes or no answer to this question but unfortunately the answer isn't as clear cut. [...]

Making my first exhibition layout, part 1

modular baseboard
It was just another email. [...]

The best model railway controllers for DC / Analogue layouts

Gaugemaster Q controller
Want to upgrade from the standard model train controller? Not sure which controller to buy? This is my guide to picking the best analogue to fit your budget [...]

Handy station building resource

Station colours website
A goldmine for station modellers. [...]

Resources for Tri-ang railway collectors

Tri-ang catalogue 11th Editiion
No man is an island and no collector can amass the perfect collection all by him (or her) self. Here are contacts, resources and businesses I've found useful [...]

Rails of Sheffield falls out with Hornby

Rails of Sheffield
Rails of Sheffield have announced that they will be unable to supply forthcoming Hornby products. [...]

Is this the world’s smallest every model railway

There are lots of contenders to the smallest model railway but NOTHING I've seen comes close to this one. [...]

A present to myself

wooden tool box
I don't smoke. Or take drugs. And I only drink moderately. What I do have a weakness for is... [...]

My Tri-ang Collection

Triang 253 shunter
I'm a bit of a Tri-ang train fan and collect original vintage rolling stock, here are a few photos of favourite items from my collection. [...]

Plywood – what you need to know before buying

Plywood is a simple material, very versatile and great material for a model railway baseboard top. Here's what you need to know before buying. [...]

A new loco

Hornby Merton
I wasn't going to miss this. The limited edition Hornby Merton. [...]

Can I mix Humbrol, Tamiya and Revel enamel paints?

Can I mix different makes of enamel paint? [...]

Vintage Signs For Your Layout

Old Advertising Sign
Looking for vintage advertising artwork for shop signs and posters on your layout or diorama? This is a fantastic resource. [...]

The best model scale to match 28mm war game figures

If you're looking for buildings, vehicles, accessories and scenery to go with 28mm war gaming and table top figures you'll need to the know scale. [...]

How to make the three most common woodwork joints

Wood work joints for model railway baseboards
If you're building a model railway baseboard from wood you'll need to join various bits of wood together. Here's how to make the three most common wood work [...]

How to make a glue dispenser

precision glue applicator for model making
Improve the accuracy of glue placement on your models with this DIY precision glue dispenser. [...]

Organising and storing my paints

MRE at the workbench
Life in lock down continues, as does the move to our new house, all of which is putting a damper on my man-cave activities.  Instead, I've been looking at [...]

The Tri-ang company history

Tri-Ang Railways Logo
Tri-ang is a name that will be familiar to many railway modellers but where did it come from and what happened to the once mighty company? Here's a potted [...]

Don’t use this for baseboards

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 [...]
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