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.

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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We show you how to model and weather a Skytrex O Gauge Cable Drum Kit. ...

18/09/2018

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Wanting an industrial layout feature led us to fit a smoke unit to a plastic chimney kit. Here's how

12/09/2018

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Any RTR model can be improved with extra detail and little effort, as we show with a Bachmann Midland 1F 0-6-0T. ...

12/09/2018

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Watch these basic tips on working with wire to help you wire your layout in both DC and DCC. ...

06/09/2018

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This short practical shows you how to give ‘Dogfish’ ballast hoppers a weather-beaten appearance. ...

05/09/2018

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