Weathering

Ready-to-Run (RTR) locomotives, wagons and coaches look great when new, but real locomotives and trains are never so clean. This is where weathering comes in, the term for giving your locomotives and rolling stock a more realistic appearance. This section applies to all of your model railway: track, buildings, vehicles…literally everything can be weathered!

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How to rust your wagons for your model railway

For some, painting older items of rolling stock to look more authentic is more…

25 September 2019

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VIDEO: How to weather a wagon

Phil Parker demonstrates weathering techniques for beginners to make your wagons…

29 August 2019

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How to weather buildings and structures

It's one thing adding buildings to your train set, but don't they look a bit…

27 August 2019

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How to enhance an RTR locomotive

Struggling to differentiate your RTR locomotive from the crowd? Here’s 18 quick…

21 August 2019

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Weathering Model Trains. Top Tips and Techniques

We reveal top tips and techniques for weathering model trains.

01 February 2019

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How to add details to a Hornby Sentinel

A massively popular model, here's how you can add detail and character to a…

18 October 2018

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How to weather a locomotive using paint washes and powders

Model railway weathering does not have to be difficult or expensive. Follow…

18 October 2018

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How to paint laser-cut brickwork

Colouring bricks are usually simple enough, until we tried some laser-cut ones,…

18 September 2018

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Fast and simple detail tweaks

Any RTR model can be improved with extra detail and little effort, as we show…

12 September 2018

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How to distress wagons

This short practical shows you how to give ‘Dogfish’ ballast hoppers a…

05 September 2018

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