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.

We reveal top tips and techniques for weathering model trains. ...

01/02/2019

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What's the difference between scale and gauge in model railways? Here's our guide to understanding model sizes. ...

16/01/2019

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Colourful private owner model railway wagons would normally be full of coal, so putting anything else in them can ...

09/01/2019

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We take a look at suitable loads for mining areas. Coal is an obvious choice, but coke, stone, ballast and ore all ...

09/01/2019

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Watch the experts at Woodland Scenics show you how to create shrubs and bushes. ...

09/01/2019

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A step-by-step guide to model railway baseboard construction demonstrating how easy it can be to build the most ...

04/01/2019

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Trees are a vital part of a model railway. They add height and look pleasant too. Here are a few options to ...

01/12/2018

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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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