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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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How to animate a shunter

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

23 June 2020

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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…

19 June 2020

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How to design a control panel for your model railway

Switches, wires, lights and push buttons combine in these often-complex spaces.…

17 June 2020

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How to automate your layout signals

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

15 June 2020

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How to build a battery locomotive

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

11 June 2020

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Phil's Practical - Build a simple display case

Don't hide all your model locomotives in a cupboard. We show you how to build a…

10 June 2020

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Hornby’s most daring moments

Hornby has never been afraid to create innovative and unusual products. Phil…

08 June 2020

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THE 'SEE IT/MAKE IT' CHALLENGE: ROUND FOUR

Test your brick stair-making abilities in the fourth round of our See it/Make it…

By Howard Smith | 04 June 2020

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How to make a Class 20/3 from an RTR model

For two decades, these machines have worked a variety of trains. Jack Taylor…

03 June 2020

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Hornby’s most notable moments

Our beloved manufacturer of model railways has reached its centenary. We reflect…

02 June 2020

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How to make an HRA from Bachmann’s HTA

In line with prototype conversions allowing denser aggregates to be carried in…

28 May 2020

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THE 'SEE IT/MAKE IT' CHALLENGE: ROUND THREE

It's weeds galore in this latest installment of our modelling challenge - but do…

By Howard Smith | 21 May 2020

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Top 10 money-saving tips for your railway modelling

Look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves. Howard Smith…

21 May 2020

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How to build a battery-powered locomotive for the garden

Dave Skertchly builds a budget 16mm locomotive for his garden line.

18 May 2020

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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…

15 May 2020

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