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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 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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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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How to create your ideal trackplan

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

04 August 2020

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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

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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

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Airbrush maintenance guide

Tired of your airbrush not performing as it should? A service and clean of its…

14 July 2020

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Phil's Practical - Load your beer wagons

Did you know St Pancras station was designed around the storage of beer barrels?…

02 July 2020

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How to design a control panel for your model railway

Switches, wires, lights and push buttons combine in these often-complex spaces.…

17 June 2020

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Phil's Practical - Build a simple display case

Don't hide all your model locomotives in a cupboard. We show you how to build a…

10 June 2020

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Hornby’s most daring moments

Hornby has never been afraid to create innovative and unusual products. Phil…

08 June 2020

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

Test your brick stair-making abilities in the fourth round of our See it/Make it…

By Howard Smith | 04 June 2020

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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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