Hints & tips for model railway enthusiasts, miniature painters and model makers.

Scenery and Terrain Tips & Tutorials

Create stunning rivers, ponds, hills, valleys, fields, trees and bushes for your table top gaming and model railways with these free tips from the multi-award winning model train blog.

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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 Lowest Cost Static Grass Applicator – Thrifty Thursday Model Building Tip #2

This tip is so obvious it's frequently overlooked yet it's possibly one of the most effective and certainly cheapest alternatives to off the shelf static grass [...]

How To Make Landscape Scatter Materials On A Budget – Thrifty Thursday Model Building Tip, #1

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If you're looking for soil, dirty or sand material for your landscape, park any thoughts of buying scatter materials and head to the kitchen with this weeks [...]

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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