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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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Ask Phil: How were coal wagons unloaded?

My question concerns end doors on wagons. I know these were flagged with a…

12 November 2020

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Ask Phil: Which loco do I need for an industrial layout?

For my new adventure, a UK small shelf switching layout, I have been thinking…

04 November 2020

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Ask Phil - What is a Sprat & Winkle coupling?

In your recent podcast, you mentioned something called a "Sprat & Winkle"…

29 October 2020

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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…

13 October 2020

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How to build a burning hut for your layout

What can you do with an old and battered model? Set fire to it of course!

21 September 2020

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Phil's Practical - Make a simple display case

What do you do with your models when they aren't running on the layout? Keep…

01 September 2020

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How to illustrate your first trackplan - Part II

Phil Martin concludes his class on successful layout planning and illustrating.

19 August 2020

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How to build an LNER 32FT Brake Van

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

19 August 2020

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How to build a pit head

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

04 August 2020

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How to create your ideal trackplan

Planning a model railway is akin to a crossword as ideas mesh together. Phil…

04 August 2020

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THE SEE IT/MAKE IT CHALLENGE: ROUND SIX

Urban decay creeps into the subject matter for the final round of our See…

By Howard Smith | 30 July 2020

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How to build your first shunter

Phil Parker assembles this accessible new industrial locomotive from Planet…

22 July 2020

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Phil's Practical - Light your layout with LEDs

No matter how hard you work on your layout, if people can't see it, your efforts…

22 July 2020

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Airbrush maintenance guide

Tired of your airbrush not performing as it should? A service and clean of its…

14 July 2020

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Phil's Practical - Load your beer wagons

Did you know St Pancras station was designed around the storage of beer barrels?…

02 July 2020

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