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Hills of the North: Construction Diary

Experienced modeller, Graham Nicholas, provides us with a step-by-step timeline…

24 January 2020

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Building a 16mm scale Slater's War Department Railway D Type wagon

Built in very large numbers and with the minimum of variations between the…

21 January 2020

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How to build a gantry crane

We assemble this intricate kit of a common feature witnessed around many…

08 January 2020

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How to make your model trains grubby

Here we give you our top tips to achieve impressive weathering results on any…

03 December 2019

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Layout build: Runcorn Salt Union

Follow Howard Smith's build of this OO gauge layout in this series of 'behind…

By Howard Smith | 21 November 2019

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Detailing the Dapol Western

We guide you through some of the detailing steps only using the supplied extras.

08 November 2019

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How to paint your models

Phil Parker paints his latest model railway projects using accessible and…

29 October 2019

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Ideas to make better backscenes

Andy York looks at how we might better set the scene on our layouts. Don’t just…

09 October 2019

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The BRM Guide to Airbrushing

Despite what many think, airbrushing isn’t some strange dark art. When you…

25 September 2019

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How to rust your wagons for your model railway

For some, painting older items of rolling stock to look more authentic is more…

25 September 2019

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How to model a cliff or rock face

Observation is everything when it comes to creating a low-cost detailed rock…

25 September 2019

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What is N gauge?

A history of why this smaller track gauge came into existence, named after the…

23 September 2019

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The Great Model Railway Challenge: Scarborough Flyers

Team captain of The Scarborough Flyers, Iain Hale, gives us an insider’s view of…

22 September 2019

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How to build a signal box for your model railway

Adapting card kits can be very enjoyable as we demonstrate with this Metcalfe…

18 September 2019

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VIDEO: How to weather a wagon

Phil Parker demonstrates weathering techniques for beginners to make your wagons…

29 August 2019

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