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.

Adapting card kits can be very enjoyable as we demonstrate with this Metcalfe LNWR signal box. ...

18/09/2019

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Phil Parker demonstrates weathering techniques for beginners to make your wagons more realistic. ...

29/08/2019

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It's one thing adding buildings to your train set, but don't they look a bit clean? Let's make them more realistic ...

27/08/2019

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In this latest guide, we update the venerable Airfix autocoach so that it can sit more easily with modern RTR ...

27/08/2019

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Struggling to differentiate your RTR locomotive from the crowd? Here’s 18 quick transformational tips to improve ...

21/08/2019

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Fine-tuning a digital decoder to suit driving or operating requirements can seem confusing. We guide you through ...

21/08/2019

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

14/08/2019

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Brush up on your wood effect painting methods with Howard Smith. ...

14/08/2019

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With so much second-hand stock on the market, upcycling a wagon is an economical way of improving your stock as ...

14/08/2019

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Time is the enemy of scenic modellers. With it comes damage, dust, dirt and destruction. Here we offer basic tips ...

14/08/2019

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Your first train set is supplied with an oval or circle of track and might include a siding, but nothing stops you ...

13/08/2019

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Here we offer up some advice for getting the best results from unassuming plastic telegraph poles, and the correct ...

06/08/2019

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