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.

Setting up a DCC decoder properly can be simple, as as we prove in this easy-to-follow tutorial. ...

24/10/2018

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We show you how to fit DCC Sound into an N gauge Dapol GWR ‘Hall’ 4-6-0. ...

24/10/2018

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A straightforward chassis swap is all that’s required to breathe new life into a broken down kit of this iconic ...

18/10/2018

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A massively popular model, here's how you can add detail and character to a Hornby Sentinel in around two hours ...

18/10/2018

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Model railway weathering does not have to be difficult or expensive. Follow these simple steps to get started ...

18/10/2018

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Metcalfe's small cottage kit looks great as a basic build, but a few simple tweaks can make it look amazing on ...

17/10/2018

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We build a simple corner shop car kit and then add some realistic details to produce a stunning building for your ...

21/09/2018

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Real railways run on a bed of crushed rocks called 'ballast'. We explain how you can add ballast to your model ...

21/09/2018

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You have bought a model railway 'starter' set. That's a great start, but how does it work? We show you what to ...

21/09/2018

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Simple model railway track plans can still offer plenty of interest, modelling opportunities and operating ...

20/09/2018

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Grass 'flock' can turn a bare baseboard into a life-like layout. Watch our video on how to use this simple and ...

20/09/2018

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Colouring bricks are usually simple enough, until we tried some laser-cut ones, where our 'usual' methods just ...

18/09/2018

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