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Scenery

Model railway scenery: how to create glorious landscapes with these free tips, from the UK’s biggest model railway blog.

Camouflaging Curves – how to obscure artifical looking curves

Glyn Valley Tramway Railway
Curves and bends make model railways more fun and allow continuous running but they come with a problem. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

Erecting Embankments

model railway embankments how to make
Embankments? building? "Oh come!" I can hear you cry, what's difficult about that? [...]

Building Forests On A Budget

making model railway forest
I've just read about a great idea that I haven't seen before. It's from the book Scenic Modelling by John de Frayssinet and if you haven't got this book I [...]

How To Make Cuttings For Your Model Railway

railway cutting
Does your railway track lie flat on it's baseboard? If you answered yes, your model railway is wrong. [...]

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 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 [...]

Cry me a river – layout update

It's been a while since my last update on the layout so a quick progress report. [...]

Small Scenic Suggestions, No 1: Caves

While trains are the centre of attention on my railways it's small scenery surrounding the track action that I most enjoy making. They lend legitimacy to a [...]