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How to join and solder wires for the most reliable connections
October 24, 2017
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Make your own foliage
May 11, 2017
How a chance email revealed my new favourite way of making foliage and it's almost free.
Changing Track – How To Alter Already Laid Track
February 28, 2017
It happens on every layout at one point or another.
How to make bushes
January 11, 2017
Shortly after publishing a recent article on making stone bridges I got a number of messages from modellers wanting to know more about the vegetation seen in
How to make your own stone bridge. What do you think of mine?
December 18, 2016
Want a stone bridge on your railway? You could go and buy a plastic kit... Or you follow these 7 steps and make you own.
How to make your own trees, a new technique
October 15, 2016
I've covered making trees here before but I'm always on the look out for new techniques. I recently came across this approach and have been impressed by
Model Railway Beginners Q&A: How to connect more power leads to a model railway set
October 9, 2016
If you've added more track to your model railway set you'll reach a point where just one power-clip isn't enough. But how do you get more power to your track
Static grass applicator – which is best, applicators reviewed and rated
September 12, 2016
Static grass transforms a layout but laying the stuff is a time hog and getting it to look right even more so. Static grass applicators promise to solve
How to make your own buildings
June 19, 2016
Looking to save money in the construction of your railway and want lovely buildings to complement your track and trains without the cost of buying pre-made
How to make your own grass
April 15, 2016
This is a short but great tip for making your own super-realistic grass by modeler Stephen Fay.