Hints, tips and products for model railway enthusiasts.
How to start
The Best Train Sets 2018
Setting up a train set
Building A Model Railway
From trainset to layout
Maintaining and Fixing
Tips and techniques to make better models for your model railways.
Plant your buildings – Manic Monday Tip #2
October 2, 2017
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
September 16, 2017
I'll never buy scatter for my model railway again.
Textured Rolling Pins – Useful for UK Model Railways?
September 12, 2017
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)
September 6, 2017
Static grass makes a world of difference to a model landscape but getting it right on slopes is more involved than you might think.
Scratch Build: Slate Roofs
August 25, 2017
Most model railways are seen from above so roofs are one of the most important aspects but making realistic, credible, roofs is a skill that escapes many.
How I Now Make My Own Plaster Cloth For Hills, Tunnels and Landscapes
August 21, 2017
I'm a huge fan of plaster cloth. It's messy, it works and it's super satisfying but it also costs. Until now.
Walk Through – How I Created This Scene: scenery, track & viaducts – and Layout Progress
August 18, 2017
My N gauge model railway continues with another hill scene diorama nearly completed. Here's a quick walkthrough of how this was done and other recent
7 Steps To Laying Scatter + Help A Fellow Modeller
August 18, 2017
Mike M. emailed in recently with what seemed like an easy question.
Save money for your trains: make your own textured paint
August 13, 2017
If you build brick, stone or brick models for your railway the finish is all important. Normal paint is okay but texture paint gives an infinitely better
Make your own foliage
May 11, 2017
How a chance email revealed my new favourite way of making foliage and it's almost free.