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Model Making

Tips and techniques to make better models for your model railways.

Monday Money Savers: cheap model masking tape

Use masking tape in your model making? Here's a quick money saving tip. [...]

A masterclass in model storytelling

Marcel Ackle
Just look. Look, stare and imagine. [...]

Six simple steps you can use to make glorious model mud

how to make model mud for a diorama or model railway
Mud glorious mud. Or it is until you try to recreate it in model form. Here are six simple steps you can follow to make marvellously messy mud.   [...]

Garden Railway Buildings – The Best Materials To Use

300 buildings garden railway
"Honey, do we have money in the railroad budget for replacing the movie theater building"? Why do we need to replace it, it's only three years [...]

How to make snow

how to make model snow
Winter is coming... Fancy adding a seasonal touch to your layout? Here's how to make snow that you can add to a model railway to give it that festive touch. [...]

Trains, Tanks and Trenches: model railways with a difference

military modelling
"They’re all the same dad” [...]

A Quick, Simple, Action To Make Your Railway Look More Realistic

Adding that sought after 'authentic' feel to a model railway usually involves intricate and detailed model work. But there's a quick, easy, and often [...]

How to Make OO Scale Corrugated Roofing

corrugated roofing model how to make
Corrugated sheeting is a common material on railway buildings, particularly in the late steam era, but how can you make it? [...]

Legendary railway modeller John H. Ahern’s advice on the best material for landscaping

Looking for the best material for landscape modelling? Here's what one of the legends of model railway building used. [...]

3 Model Railway Building Tricks You Can Learn From Blade Runner

blade runner model railway 2
Three tricks used by the master model makers behind Blade Runner that you can use to improve your model railway. [...]

Plant your buildings – Manic Monday Tip #2

model railway buildings tip
Another quick job that can be carried out on your model railway when time is tight. [...]

How to make your own scatter & why I’ll never buy scatter material again

How to make your own scatter
I'll never buy scatter for my model railway again. [...]

Textured Rolling Pins – Useful for UK Model Railways?

Green Stuff World's textured rolling pins are a huge time saver for modelling stone and brick work in military modelling but can they be used for UK model [...]

A master class in static grass (creating slopes)

Static Grass Tutorial
Static grass makes a world of difference to a model landscape but getting it right on slopes is more involved than you might think. [...]
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