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.

Read More

Or share this article:

How to build your first Metcalfe card kit

Many a modeller has learnt important constructional skills by building card…

01 September 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

Phil's Practical - Personalise a J94

With the reappearance of the ex-DJM models J94 as part of the EFE Rail range, we…

23 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to illustrate your first trackplan - Part II

Phil Martin concludes his class on successful layout planning and illustrating.

19 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to build an LNER 32FT Brake Van

Seeking variety for his fleet of rolling stock, Tony Wright turned to this…

19 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

Building a 16mm Welsh Methodist chapel

There are around 1600 Methodist churches and chapels dotted around the UK, often…

17 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

Phil's Practical - Build a narrow gauge flat wagon

There can be very few garden scale modellers not familiar with the Hudson skip…

14 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

Phil's Practical - Model a rock face

Rock faces are very handy on a model railway. While the prototype tried to avoid…

06 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

Phil's Practical - Weather a steam locomotive

Real trains get dirty – Phil Parker shares how to replicate this on models to…

04 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to build a pit head

Looks can be deceiving with this intricate model, which is easier to build than…

04 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to create rust with hairspray

Phil Parker shares a method for creating realistic rust, often used by military…

04 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to create your ideal trackplan

Planning a model railway is akin to a crossword as ideas mesh together. Phil…

04 August 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

Phil's Practical - Use an electronic static grass tool

If you plan a lot of scenery, or you're looking to build several layouts in the…

30 July 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

THE SEE IT/MAKE IT CHALLENGE: ROUND SIX

Urban decay creeps into the subject matter for the final round of our See…

By Howard Smith | 30 July 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

How to build your first shunter

Phil Parker assembles this accessible new industrial locomotive from Planet…

22 July 2020

Read More

Or share this article:

Phil's Practical - Light your layout with LEDs

No matter how hard you work on your layout, if people can't see it, your efforts…

22 July 2020

Page 4 of 15