Techniques

Let our BRM experts help you become a better railway modeller. This section is dedicated to providing you with essential techniques covering DDC, scenery, track, weathering, kit building plus anything else we feel you need to know. The majority of these ‘how to…’ articles are step-by-step guides, written by railway modelling experts in a format that all modellers will understand. We’ve also included a number of video tutorials too.

How difficult is it to convert a locomotive to DCC? We asked Phil Parker to find out

22/04/2019

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After planning your circuit, laying track is the first important step to ensuring your train set runs smoothly. ...

18/04/2019

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We build this shed kit from Roxey Mouldings, which is ideal for soldering beginners. ...

18/04/2019

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If your model railway isn’t to become cumbersome, you should consider where and how you’ll store it around the ...

15/04/2019

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Digitrains has been trading for nearly 15 years from its Lincolnshire base. You meet them at exhibitions up and ...

15/04/2019

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We explain why computer control can make operation of your DCC layout easier, highlighting Bachmann’s flagship ...

14/04/2019

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Here we give you a step-by-step advice to transform your erratic-running locomotives into purring kittens. ...

09/04/2019

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You're new to model railways, but already you're hit with technical terms – 'DC' or 'DCC'? Here's everything you ...

08/04/2019

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If you don't want your trains slipping and stumbling along the line, a rail cleaner is essential. ...

21/03/2019

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We offer some best practice advice on assembling two variants of a wagon from the 1950's to present era. ...

20/03/2019

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

05/03/2019

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We take a look at the top model railway tools and equipment needed to help you get started. ...

15/02/2019

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