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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Ask Phil - Private Owner wagons on British Railways

I have a load of private owner wagons, but my layout is set in the British…

15 October 2020

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Ask Phil - Track weathering without an airbrush

Question: How can I make my track dirty? Everyone seems to use an airbrush but I…

01 October 2020

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How to super-detail Hornby's K1

Tony Wright suggests a few tweaks to make Hornby’s Peppercorn 2-6-0 even more…

09 September 2020

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How to transform laser board into stone

While laser board might be ideal for laser cutting, it is very smooth and…

01 September 2020

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Phil's Practical - Personalise a J94

With the reappearance of the ex-DJM models J94 as part of the EFE Rail range, we…

23 August 2020

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Phil's Practical - Weather a steam locomotive

Real trains get dirty – Phil Parker shares how to replicate this on models to…

04 August 2020

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How to create rust with hairspray

Phil Parker shares a method for creating realistic rust, often used by military…

04 August 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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THE SEE IT/MAKE IT CHALLENGE: ROUND FIVE

Do you have what it takes to create realistic-looking track? If so, this…

By Howard Smith | 03 July 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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How to adapt Heljan’s 1361 0-6-0PT

Creating a Chapman & Furneaux industrial locomotive from Heljan's versatile…

27 April 2020

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Model Railways – Using Pencils on Brickwork – Top Tips

Using pencil crayons is quick, easy and will work on most materials, especially…

17 April 2020

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Phil's Practical - Weathering a wagon by dry brushing

Take one ready-to-run wagon and, in a few minutes, give it that hard-working…

09 April 2020

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Model Railways: Using Weathering Powders – Top Tips

Weathering powders should be considered a useful tool when creating realistic…

08 April 2020

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Model Railways: Brush Painting – Top Tips

You dip your brush in a tin of paint, then rub it up and down your model –…

08 April 2020

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