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Make your own foliage
May 11, 2017
How a chance email revealed my new favourite way of making foliage and it's almost free.
The Cheapest Technique For Making Model Trees
March 16, 2017
I go full Blue Peter for this tip.
Building Forests On A Budget
January 31, 2017
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 your own trees, a new technique
October 15, 2016
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
Make Your Own Tree Stumps And For Free!
June 4, 2015
Take a look at any railway banks, you'll see stumps and branches where trees have been cut back to prevent damage to passing trains and prevent falling
How to make model trees on a budget
April 8, 2015
Looking to build a model railway on a tight budget? Here's the first in a new series on making model railways when you're on a tight budget, starting with
Why add trees to a model railway
April 4, 2015
If you want your layout to look authentic and lifelike there's a quick and easy tip you can use.
How to make model trees
November 17, 2014
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.