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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Phil's Practical - Build a Wickham railcar shelter

When they're not carting Permanent Way teams around, Wickham Trolleys were…

04 June 2020

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THE 'SEE IT/MAKE IT' CHALLENGE: ROUND FOUR

Test your brick stair-making abilities in the fourth round of our See it/Make it…

By Howard Smith | 04 June 2020

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How to make a Class 20/3 from an RTR model

For two decades, these machines have worked a variety of trains. Jack Taylor…

03 June 2020

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Hornby’s most notable moments

Our beloved manufacturer of model railways has reached its centenary. We reflect…

02 June 2020

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How to make an HRA from Bachmann’s HTA

In line with prototype conversions allowing denser aggregates to be carried in…

28 May 2020

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Phil's Practical - Build a car park

Car parks are an essential part of any scene, we show you how to lay your own…

27 May 2020

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How to fit and program a DCC point motor

Fitting point motors used to mean lots of time-consuming wiring and soldering,…

26 May 2020

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How to create summer scenery on your model railway

Summer is marked by the exuberance of the natural world as plant life races to…

22 May 2020

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THE 'SEE IT/MAKE IT' CHALLENGE: ROUND THREE

It's weeds galore in this latest installment of our modelling challenge - but do…

By Howard Smith | 21 May 2020

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Top 10 money-saving tips for your railway modelling

Look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves. Howard Smith…

21 May 2020

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How to build a 16mm scale stake wagon

We assemble Brandbright's stake wagon kit in 32mm gauge. Based on a typical…

20 May 2020

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Phil's Practical - Garden shed to beach hut

Summer is on the way. Relive those lazy days on the beach in miniature by…

20 May 2020

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How to build a battery-powered locomotive for the garden

Dave Skertchly builds a budget 16mm locomotive for his garden line.

18 May 2020

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How to model winter on your model railway

We create a miniature scene to depict the depths of winter, using a selection of…

18 May 2020

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Model Railways: How to make a pre-grouping coach

These four-wheel coaches are in plentiful supply, though can be upgraded with…

15 May 2020

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