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 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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Phil's Practical - Learn to dry brush

Dry brush painting is one of the most useful techniques a modeller can have. In…

30 March 2020

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How to make your model trains grubby

Here we give you our top tips to achieve impressive weathering results on any…

03 December 2019

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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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