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How to join and solder wires for the most reliable connections

How have I missed this?  [...]

Make your own foliage

make your owln foliage
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

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

How to make bushes

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?

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

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

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

The Melin Llechi layout
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

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

This is a short but great tip for making your own super-realistic grass by modeler Stephen Fay. [...]