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How To Avoid 5 Easy & Common Track Laying Mistakes
March 3, 2015
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
February 24, 2020
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
November 8, 2017
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
April 21, 2015
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?
April 9, 2020
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
December 25, 2019
Is this the quickest way to fix track down for gluing?
How to work with Styrofoam and Polystyrene
August 31, 2017
Styrofoam and Polystyrene are amongst my favourite landscape construction materials.
How to create convincing corners with Plasticard
November 9, 2020
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
March 23, 2015
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
August 3, 2015
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
July 15, 2018
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
February 18, 2016
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
December 30, 2018
Avoid these top 5 plastic model making mistakes and improve your model making and layout construction.
Build An Authentic Coal Staithe In 5 Steps
January 16, 2015
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
March 24, 2020
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
January 9, 2017
There are an astonishing 10,072 miles of track in the UK.
Fixing buildings down
March 4, 2021
How to secure buildings to the baseboard but still allow them to be removed later.
Holding foam board and plasticard in place when gluing
April 20, 2019
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
February 28, 2017
It happens on every layout at one point or another.
Grass — Everything You Need To Know
September 18, 2015
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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