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As the name suggests, this is where you’ll find a number of additional railway modelling techniques such as detailing, modification and painting. Follow these guides, and the many more found on this website, to make yourself a better railway modeller.

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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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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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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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How to make a shunting tractor

Phil Parker shows how easily a die-cast road model tractor can be adapted to…

15 December 2022

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Installing the Magnorail system

Want to learn more about Magnorail and how to animate your model railway? Phil…

15 December 2022

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Getting started in garden railways

Building a railway in the garden can be cheaper than you think. Garden Rail…

21 October 2022

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Model railway trackplan types explained

There are a few trackplan types around which model railways are based. Here's a…

13 October 2022

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Model railway baseboards: all you need to know

At the heart of every successful model railway lies a baseboard. Here's a guide…

26 September 2022

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Locomotive lamps: a beginner's guide

Important for identification and safety, locomotive lamps once played an…

25 August 2022

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On the picket line: we show you how to model workers on strike

It seems like strikes are in the national news almost daily at the moment, with…

10 August 2022

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Tunnel portals: all you need to know

Tunnel entrances can take many different forms. We look at widely-available…

By Howard Smith | 02 August 2022

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Model Railway Buildings: A Beginners Guide

This guide aims to explain the key differences between the different model…

14 July 2022

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Make a key for clockwork locomotives

Finding a suitable lost key for clockwork models can prove difficult. Here’s a…

By Phil Parker | 31 January 2022

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Ask Phil: What's the difference between a narrowboat and a barge?

Are narrowboats and barges the same thing? Reggie by e-mail.

By Phil Parker | 06 January 2022

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Ask Phil: What are angle plates?

Watching your baseboard building video, I'd like to know what the jig you used…

By Phil Parker | 22 December 2021

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