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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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5 ways to improve the reliability of your layout

A reliable layout is a fun one to operate. With time on your hands, we've put…

02 April 2020

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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 | 01 April 2020

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A beginner's guide to signalling with semaphores

Network Rail signaller, Mick Nicholson introduces key signalling practice to…

12 March 2020

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How to add variety to your wagon fleet

Our latest practical feature demonstrates how to make cost-effective, yet…

03 March 2020

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How to make a quarry transfer

A dramatic rock face, a siding and an elevated narrow-gauge railway combine on…

26 February 2020

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The BRM Layout in a Box Project

To help get people started in the hobby or constructing their first layout, we…

19 February 2020

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Railway modelling: How to 3D print at home

Many of us are often sceptical about new technology. In this article, we take a…

04 February 2020

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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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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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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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VIDEO: Brush painting skills for railway modellers

Brush up on your wood effect painting methods with Howard Smith.

14 August 2019

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How to upcycle your wagons for your model railway

With so much second-hand stock on the market, upcycling a wagon is an economical…

14 August 2019

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VIDEO: Basic soldering skills

Learn basic soldering skills as we build this etched kit, ideal for beginners.

30 July 2019

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How to scratch-build in plastic for model railways

Here we demonstrate beginners’ techniques for working with plastic sheet,…

30 July 2019

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