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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Phil's Practical - Model a rock face

Rock faces are very handy on a model railway. While the prototype tried to avoid…

06 August 2020

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Phil's Practical - Use an electronic static grass tool

If you plan a lot of scenery, or you're looking to build several layouts in the…

30 July 2020

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Phil's Practical - Build a steam era campsite

When steam trains ruled the rails, tents were made of canvas and you didn't…

16 July 2020

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Building a micro layout step-by-step

Phil Parker builds "Ferness Quay" - a micro layout only 30in long but showcasing…

09 July 2020

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Phil's Practical - Make your own stick on grass tufts

While it's possible to buy ready-make grass tufts, it easy enough to make your…

07 July 2020

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Phil's Practical - Improve a diecast lorry

With a little bit of work, any diecast vehicle can be transformed from a shiny…

25 June 2020

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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…

19 June 2020

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Phil's Practical - Lockups underneath the arches

The space under a railway viaduct in town doesn't stay empty very long. We open…

17 June 2020

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Phil's Practical - Build a simple display case

Don't hide all your model locomotives in a cupboard. We show you how to build a…

10 June 2020

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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…

10 June 2020

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Phil's Practical - Build a car park

Car parks are an essential part of any scene, we show you how to lay your own…

27 May 2020

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How to create summer scenery on your model railway

Summer is marked by the exuberance of the natural world as plant life races to…

22 May 2020

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Phil's Practical - Garden shed to beach hut

Summer is on the way. Relive those lazy days on the beach in miniature by…

20 May 2020

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How to model winter on your model railway

We create a miniature scene to depict the depths of winter, using a selection of…

18 May 2020

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Phil's Practical - A ruined roof

Here Phil builds a barn roof that has seen better days. The slates have been…

14 May 2020

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