Kit building

Model railway kits come in many forms: buildings, locomotives, wagons…you name it, there’s likely to be a kit available to buy. In this section we show you how to build a number of model railway kits and in many cases we reveal how you can further improve them.

Read More

Or share this article:

How to build a custom layout vehicle

When die-cast manufacturers don't produce the specific vehicle you need,…

13 October 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

A novice builds a card kit - any gauge

Card kits are the staple of railway layouts nationwide, but how will a novice…

16 September 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

Phil's Practical - Build a weighbridge hut

Weighbridges were a feature of most steam-era goods yards. We build a 7mm scale…

03 September 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to build a stone warehouse kit

Phil Parker investigates a new range of laser-cut kits, ideal for modellers with…

01 September 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to build your first Metcalfe card kit

Many a modeller has learnt important constructional skills by building card…

01 September 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to build an LNER 32FT Brake Van

Seeking variety for his fleet of rolling stock, Tony Wright turned to this…

19 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

Building a 16mm Welsh Methodist chapel

There are around 1600 Methodist churches and chapels dotted around the UK, often…

17 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

Phil's Practical - Build a narrow gauge flat wagon

There can be very few garden scale modellers not familiar with the Hudson skip…

14 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to build a pit head

Looks can be deceiving with this intricate model, which is easier to build than…

04 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to build your first shunter

Phil Parker assembles this accessible new industrial locomotive from Planet…

22 July 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

LCUT creative assembly and painting tips

A short tutorial about working with LCUT creative parts. A small station build…

08 July 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to make realistic shop windows

We all moan about the changing high street and lack of model shops in many…

19 June 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to build a battery locomotive

Underground trains are iconic but feel hidden away from the public gaze. They…

11 June 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to make a portakabin kit

Howard Smith constructs a multi-media kit for BRM's project layout and provides…

05 June 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

Phil's Practical - Build a Wickham railcar shelter

When they're not carting Permanent Way teams around, Wickham Trolleys were…

04 June 2020

Page 1 of 3