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How To Avoid 5 Easy & Common Track Laying Mistakes

Track Laying Mistakes and How To Avoid Them
In our eagerness to get trains running, we all often make mistakes when laying track but don't make these potentially expensive mistakes. [...]

15 recycling ideas for model making

cotton buds can be recycled and reused for a model buildings
15 of things from around your house you can recycle and use for model making, wargaming and model railways to save money and environment. [...]

So the scenery starts: £35 project update

dock £35 model railway
Since my last update, things have developed with the project; the dock has water; dock side & walls have been made and the track laid. [...]

How To Remove Glued Ballast From Model Train Track In Five Easy Steps

If you want to re-use track that has ballast glued in place you'll probably be wondering how to recover the track and remove the ballast. Here's how I solved [...]

How to apply static grass to miniature bases without applicator?

How to apply static grass to war game miniature bases when you don't have an electric applicator. [...]

An easier way to hold your track in place while gluing

Holding track in place while gluing
Is this the quickest way to fix track down for gluing? [...]

How to work with Styrofoam and Polystyrene

Styrofoam and Polystyrene are amongst my favourite landscape construction materials. [...]

How to create convincing corners with Plasticard

how to make plasticard corners
Plasticard, aka Styrene sheet, is a great material for making buildings but just gluing sheets together can leave you with ugly corners. This article looks at [...]

Project Update – Layout, Bedding, Wiring and Track Laying

model railway track wiring
I admit it. It's true I haven't posted an update on my layouts for a while and since the last report a lot has changed. So here's what's gone since then [...]

Making Glass Windows

If you create buildings for your model railway, at some point you'll want to simulate glass for the windows. Here's what did and didn't work on my models. [...]

Light up with Magnets – How to easily and flexibly illuminate your buildings

A simple technique for wiring your buildings for lighting while still allowing them to be easily moved and worked on. [...]

The Ultimate Glossary Of Model Railway Terms

You probably know or can work out what railway points do and what gauge means? But what about loading gauge? A CDU? Or a flange? Don't be put [...]

Improve your plastic models today by avoiding these 5 common mistakes

model kits gaps unfilled
Avoid these top 5 plastic model making mistakes and improve your model making and layout construction. [...]

Build An Authentic Coal Staithe In 5 Steps

No steam model railway is complete without a coal yard. Here's how to get make and paint your own staithe in 5 easy steps. [...]

How to make your own common modelling materials

how to make your own model making supplies
Locked down due to Coronavirus? Can't get out to get model making supplies? Here's how you can make your own. [...]

5 Must-Have Tools To Transform Your Track Work From Terror To Triumph

There are an astonishing 10,072 miles of track in the UK.   [...]

Fixing buildings down

model train building
How to secure buildings to the baseboard but still allow them to be removed later. [...]

Holding foam board and plasticard in place when gluing

engineers block
When making buildings from either foam board, plasticard (styrene sheet) or card - such as Metcalfe kits - a common problem is how to hold the various pieces [...]

Changing track – how to alter already laid track

It happens on every layout at one point or another. [...]

Grass — Everything You Need To Know

Grass fields add life and realism to your railway, as seen in this photo of Miniature Wunderland in Germany.[/caption]If you want to bring your model railway [...]
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