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Scenery Tips & Tutorials

Create stunning rivers, hills, fields, trees and bushes for your diorama’s and model railways with these free tips from the multi-award winning model train blog.

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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. [...]

Model Railway Trees: How To Make Your Own Trees In 5 Steps

Look at any good model railway layout and you'll see trees. Here, in 5 five easy steps, is how to make your own trees out of objects from around your home. [...]
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