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How to weather a locomotive using paint washes and powders

Model railway weathering does not have to be difficult or expensive. Follow…

18 October 2018

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How to modify a 'Tin Turtle'

A straightforward chassis swap is all that’s required to breathe new life into a…

18 October 2018

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How to ballast track

Real railways run on a bed of crushed rocks called 'ballast'. We explain how you…

21 September 2018

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How does a train set work?

You have bought a model railway 'starter' set. That's a great start, but how…

21 September 2018

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How to build and detail a card kit

We build a simple corner shop car kit and then add some realistic details to…

21 September 2018

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Model railway track plan ideas

Simple model railway track plans can still offer plenty of interest, modelling…

20 September 2018

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VIDEO: How to add grass to a model railway layout

Grass 'flock' can turn a bare baseboard into a life-like layout. Watch our video…

20 September 2018

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How to paint laser-cut brickwork

Colouring bricks are usually simple enough, until we tried some laser-cut ones,…

18 September 2018

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VIDEO: How to model a railway cable drum

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

18 September 2018

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How to model a smoking chimney

Wanting an industrial layout feature led us to fit a smoke unit to a plastic…

12 September 2018

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Fast and simple detail tweaks

Any RTR model can be improved with extra detail and little effort, as we show…

12 September 2018

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VIDEO: Working with wire on your model railway

Watch these basic tips on working with wire to help you wire your layout in both…

06 September 2018

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How to distress wagons

This short practical shows you how to give ‘Dogfish’ ballast hoppers a…

05 September 2018

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VIDEO: How to build a plastic diesel depot

Enjoy this detailed video on building an O gauge Heljan diesel depot kit.

01 September 2018

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VIDEO: Building a model Wickham Trolley

Follow our step-by-step guide to building a Thamshead Models (BH Enterprises)…

15 August 2018

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