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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How to grow your own scenery for your model railway

Looking to cut the cost of your hobby? Green-fingered modellers can benefit from…

By Howard Smith | 20 September 2021

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Creating paved surfaces

Many layouts require tarmac and concrete surfaces that can be difficult to…

15 September 2021

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How to create lineside variety

There's more to the other side of the fence than green grass, as we explain with…

14 September 2021

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How to paint a backscene

Howard Smith shares how basic techniques benefit the most reticent of artists,…

By Howard Smith | 12 September 2021

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How to create cameo scenes

How do you engage a non-enthusiast looking at your layout? Phil Parker presents…

By Phil Parker | 09 September 2021

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How to make realistic shop windows

We all moan about the changing high street and lack of model shops in many…

04 September 2021

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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…

04 September 2021

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How to model graffiti on your model railway

Love it or loath it, graffiti has become a common feature on railway property…

02 September 2021

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How to model different trees

Tired of your trees looking similar, or worse, like lollipops? Make your…

01 September 2021

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How to create a park scene for your model railway

A communal centre-point for many villages, towns, or cities nationwide, parks…

31 August 2021

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Ask Phil: Creating ice and snow

We see a lot of summertime layouts, but looking outside, I'm tempted to set mine…

30 August 2021

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How to make model hedges

We provide a step-by-step guide to making realistic model hedges for your model…

29 August 2021

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Modelling Russell Lupins

Adding a bit of colour to some wasteground is easy using this simple modelling…

By Phil Parker | 17 August 2021

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Planting model trees

Nobody wants their scenery to fall apart. Phil Parker shares a commonly-used…

10 August 2021

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How to create a railway modelling farm scene

Skilled railway modeller, Jamie Warne, talks us through his farmyard diorama…

By Phil Parker | 26 January 2021

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