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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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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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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 battery-powered locomotive for the garden

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

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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Top tips to fighting dust on your model railway

Howard Smith provides ideas to combat the perennial problem of dust on our model…

13 May 2020

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How to enhance Hornby’s Family Fun Project

We gave Phil Parker a Hornby Family Fun Project to build, but asked him to…

11 May 2020

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Layout build: Runcorn Salt Union

Follow Howard Smith's build of this OO gauge layout in this series of 'behind…

By Howard Smith | 04 May 2020

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Model Railways - How to close couplings on rolling stock

Tired of unrealistic gaps between your coaches? We demonstrate how Keen Systems'…

30 April 2020

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How to adapt Heljan’s 1361 0-6-0PT

Creating a Chapman & Furneaux industrial locomotive from Heljan's versatile…

27 April 2020

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Creating Thomas the Tank

As the cheeky character celebrates its 75th anniversary, Phil Parker retraces…

21 April 2020

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Model Railways – Making Holes – Top Tips

Whether it’s wood or brass, quite often you’ll need to make a hole in a piece of…

20 April 2020

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

So, lockdown continues for at least three more weeks... fancy entering our…

By Howard Smith | 17 April 2020

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