Kit building

Model railway kits come in many forms: buildings, locomotives, wagons…you name it, there’s likely to be a kit available to buy. In this section we show you how to build a number of model railway kits and in many cases we reveal how you can further improve them.

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How to build a stone warehouse kit

Phil Parker investigates a new range of laser-cut kits, ideal for modellers with…

01 September 2020

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How to build your first Metcalfe card kit

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

01 September 2020

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How to build an LNER 32FT Brake Van

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

19 August 2020

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Building a 16mm Welsh Methodist chapel

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

17 August 2020

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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

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How to build a pit head

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

04 August 2020

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LCUT creative assembly and painting tips

A short tutorial about working with LCUT creative parts. A small station build…

08 July 2020

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How to make a portakabin kit

Howard Smith constructs a multi-media kit for BRM's project layout and provides…

05 June 2020

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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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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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How to build a laser-cut signal box kit

We build a laser-cut kit from LCUT Creative - a fine addition for many layouts.

14 May 2020

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Phil's Practical - Build a 2 aspect colour light signal

Working signals make a big difference to the look of a modern layout. We build…

29 April 2020

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How to build your first O gauge kit

Modelling in the 'senior scale' might be unfamiliar territory, but employs many…

22 April 2020

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Model Railways – Using Pencils on Brickwork – Top Tips

Using pencil crayons is quick, easy and will work on most materials, especially…

17 April 2020

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Model Railways: Working with Plastic Sheet – Top Tips

From buildings to wagons or locomotives, these sheets can be used to good effect…

16 April 2020

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