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

Creating Outstandingly Realistic Model Railway Scenery

This is perhaps my favourite tip of the year! It's a simply brilliant way to create outstandingly realistic walls, tunnel entrances and bridges for model [...]

Model Railway Grass — Everything You Need To Know

If you want to bring your model railway to life you'll want grass. But there are hundreds of makes and types to choose from. Here's what you need to know. [...]

Even the darkness will not be dark to you

Here's a quick tip for anyone building on tunnels for their railway. [...]

The Best Of Both – How To Lay Grass Mats With The Realism Of Static Grass

Want to quickly add grass to large areas of your railway using grass mats AND get the realism of scenic grass without the cost?  [...]

How to make mountains and hills – 5 steps from model making gurus

Does your model railway hill building feel like mountain climbing? In the rain... If you want beautiful hills and valleys but are struggling with ugly [...]

We’re Going To Need A Bigger Room – Monday Model Railway Factoid #7

Model Railway Mountains
Struggling with Papier-mâché and plaster on your layout? Spare a thought for these model railway builders from Germany,California and New Jersey who build [...]

DIY Budget Hedges – Thrifty Thursday Model Building Tip #3

Using the pre-made commercial hedges on your model railway can be expensive what if there was a way to get hedgerows for a few pounds. Here's how you can make [...]

Create Super Realistic Streams & Rivers For Your Model Railway In 5 Steps

Water is a key feature of our environment so it should naturally be a key feature on your model railway but creating a credible water look is surprisingly [...]

The Dirt Cheap Technique To Creating Ultra Realistic Rocks and Cliffs

Looking for a way to add rocks, mountains and cliff faces to your model railway. Looking to do it on a budget? Here's a dirt cheap technique to create [...]

For the love of trees

If you want your layout to look authentic and lifelike there's a quick and easy tip you can use. [...]