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As the name suggests, this is where you’ll find a number of additional railway modelling techniques such as detailing, modification and painting. Follow these guides, and the many more found on this website, to make yourself a better railway modeller.

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Miniaturising coal for your model trains

Nearly every station had a pile of coal to feed locomotives and most of those…

By Phil Parker | 24 September 2021

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Model Railways: How to make a pre-grouping coach

These four-wheel coaches are in plentiful supply, though can be upgraded with…

24 September 2021

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How to build your first shunter

Phil Parker assembles this accessible new industrial locomotive from Planet…

24 September 2021

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How to adapt the Hattons Andrew Barclay

A growing number of cottage industry manufacturers are producing conversion kits…

By Howard Smith | 24 September 2021

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How to build a Sentinel Steam Railcar

Single-coach trains are useful for space-starved modellers. Phil Parker…

24 September 2021

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How to optimise your layout lighting

Theatrical consultant, Giles Favell, shares his years of experience in set and…

23 September 2021

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How to make realistic shop windows

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

23 September 2021

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Top 5 model railway layout animations

As an owner of 10 Tri-ang operating Giraffe cars, Phil Parker is a big fan of…

23 September 2021

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How to build a battery locomotive

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

23 September 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 | 23 September 2021

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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…

23 September 2021

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How to create cameo scenes

How do you engage a non-enthusiast looking at your layout? Phil Parker presents…

By Phil Parker | 23 September 2021

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How to animate a shunter

Hornby's attractive, versatile shunter is proving popular with modellers and…

22 September 2021

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How to automate your layout signals

Tired of passing signals at danger, endless switches on your control panel or…

22 September 2021

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How to assemble miniature signals

Recently due an eye test, Howard Smith provided a visual test of his own with…

By Howard Smith | 22 September 2021

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