Scenery

Every model railway needs scenery. This can mean rolling green hills, muddy fields, pretty ponds of a forest of pine trees. This section is dedicated to helping you improve your layout's scenery. Articles and videos range from modelling static grass through to building telegraph poles.

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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 | 21 November 2019

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Ideas to make better backscenes

Andy York looks at how we might better set the scene on our layouts. Don’t just…

09 October 2019

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How to model a cliff or rock face

Observation is everything when it comes to creating a low-cost detailed rock…

25 September 2019

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How to repair scenery on your model railway

Time is the enemy of scenic modellers. With it comes damage, dust, dirt and…

14 August 2019

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How to model telegraph poles for your railway

Here we offer up some advice for getting the best results from unassuming…

06 August 2019

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How to create a spring scene

Looking to add an instant splash of colour to your layout? Here we show you how…

17 July 2019

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How to model water on model railways

There is a selection of ‘ready to pour’ products that make water easier than you…

10 July 2019

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How to model a deciduous tree

Here we experiment with military modelling techniques to make more…

09 July 2019

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How to add fences and boundaries

Transform the landscape of your layout by adding hedges and field barriers.

02 July 2019

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How to make a flowing stream diorama

Kevin Phare’s cakeboxes are great examples of modelling in any scale. Here’s how…

18 June 2019

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Top tips on how to model roads and road markings

Here we show you our top six tips on how to model roads, road markings and…

05 March 2019

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VIDEO: Creating model railway bushes with Woodland Scenics

Watch the experts at Woodland Scenics show you how to create shrubs and bushes.

09 January 2019

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How to add trees to a model railway

Trees are a vital part of a model railway. They add height and look pleasant…

01 December 2018

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VIDEO: How to add static grass to your model railway

Watch our video on how to create realistic scenery using static grass.

12 August 2018

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How to model a potato field

Follow our step-by-step guide on how to model a potato field for your model…

08 August 2018

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