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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Five great layout features

Add a dash of interest to your model railway and show it at its best with these…

24 June 2022

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Model Railway Static Grass: All you need to know

We all aspire to achieve realistic-looking grass on our model railway, this…

08 June 2022

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How to assemble a 'download and print-at-home' kit

Michael Russell shares techniques for constructing a paper-based model building…

27 May 2022

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Enhance your layout with a narrow gauge feeder line

Inspired by a recent trip to a preserved railway, Phil Parker builds a narrow…

13 December 2021

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Build an industrial water tower

You can't have a steam engine shed without a water tower, so to accompany the…

By Phil Parker | 07 October 2021

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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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