Techniques

Our aim is to help you become a better railway modeller by giving you the latest railway modelling advice from our team of experts. This section includes modelling techniques covering track, weathering, kit building, scenery, DC-DCC plus other essential model railway skills.

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VIDEO: Painting stone with Phil Parker

In the Spring 2024 issue of BRM, Phil built a water tower with a stone base.…

23 May 2024

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VIDEO: Using Humbrol Smart Mud

In his latest practical demonstration, Phil Parker creates a country lane using…

23 April 2024

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2024 VIDEO: Weathering an N gauge wagon

Working in smaller scale requires some changes in weathering techniques - Phil…

11 April 2024

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Modelling rope with Phil Parker

Rope should be everywhere on a steam-era layout - but making miniature rope look…

04 April 2024

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We build the Flying Scotsman!

Time for a bit of fun! We take Locomotion's new brick-building kit of this…

22 March 2024

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Simple model railway trackplan ideas

Lacking inspiration? These trackplans can offer interest, modelling…

By Howard Smith | 20 September 2023

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Working with plastic or styrene sheet – top tips

From buildings to wagons or locomotives, these plastic (or styrene) sheets can…

30 August 2023

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A guide to DCC decoders

Here are the most popular DCC decoder options for your model railway…

By Howard Smith | 30 August 2023

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How to model a beach scene

Join talented modeller, Jamie Warne, as he shares some key modelling tips and…

20 July 2023

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How to model stone walls

Jamie Warne's practical tips can help you create realistic stone walls for your…

13 July 2023

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Top five tips to improve your card kits

Card kits are a great way to introduce yourself to the modelling hobby,…

24 May 2023

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UK model railway eras explained

If you’re undecided on which railway era to model on your next layout, here we…

17 May 2023

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Scratchbuilding an Upper-Class open balcony coach in 16mm scale

Scratchbuilding is less of an economy and more of an adventure suggests Dave…

27 March 2023

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The Peckforton Light Railway

Rik Bennett treats us to a tour of his 16mm scale line and explains its history,…

27 March 2023

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Building the PDF models 16mm scale cabbed Hunslet

Scott Rixon adds some battery steam power to his fleet with this gorgeous…

By Phil Parker | 27 March 2023

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