Techniques

Our aim is to help you become a better railway modeller by giving you the latest railway modelling advice from our team of experts. This section includes modelling techniques covering track, weathering, kit building, scenery, DC-DCC plus other essential model railway skills.

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How to build bridges for your model railway

Sometimes, only a bespoke structure will do the job. Phil Parker takes his time…

21 July 2021

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Ask Phil: Wiring a crossover

I am expanding the Hornby Family Fun project for my grandson. My aim is to have…

By Phil Parker | 16 July 2021

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Detail a Bachmann Wickham Trolley

A OO gauge Wickham is a terrific little model - we look at how it can be…

By Phil Parker | 09 July 2021

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How to build a 1970s bungalow

Phil Parker recommends this range of buildings for beginners as he constructs a…

05 July 2021

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How to model different trees

Tired of your trees looking similar, or worse, like lollipops? Make your…

28 June 2021

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How to adapt Hornby's Salt PGA wagons

When a model isn't available in kit form, or produced by manufacturers, a…

25 June 2021

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Build a coal yard kit

A layout project can seem like a never-ending project. Sometimes you just need a…

By Phil Parker | 17 June 2021

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Ask Phil: Wiring or tracklaying first?

What is the correct sequence when laying track and wiring it up for DCC? Fix the…

By Phil Parker | 23 April 2021

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Paint an N gauge signal box

In the May 2021 issue of BRM, Phil Parker builds a OO signal box kit from…

By Phil Parker | 19 April 2021

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Ask Phil: Will 'OO' models run on 'HO' track?

I am a British ex-pat living in the USA. I have some nice UK 'OO' locomotives…

By Phil Parker | 17 February 2021

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Build an N gauge Wickham Trolley

Don't make your miniature Permanent Way gang walk to work - Phil Parker shows us…

By Phil Parker | 16 February 2021

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Ask Phil: Surface mounted point motors

Please could you advise on surface mounted point motors with ease of mounting…

By Phil Parker | 16 February 2021

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Ask Phil: How do I pin track down?

I've been told that it's wrong to use a hammer to pin track down. How am I…

By Phil Parker | 11 February 2021

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Rust effects created using hair spray

Watch BRM's (British Railway Modelling) Phil Parker demonstrate how to weather…

By Phil Parker | 01 February 2021

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Ask Phil: Adding a stone effect to a building wall

I've built a laser-cut building kit and I'd like to make the walls look like…

By Phil Parker | 01 February 2021

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