Scenery

Every model railway needs scenery. This can mean rolling green hills, muddy fields, pretty ponds of a forest of pine trees. This section is dedicated to helping you improve your layout's scenery. Articles and videos range from modelling static grass through to building telegraph poles.

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How to create summer scenery on your model railway

Summer is marked by the exuberance of the natural world as plant life races to…

22 May 2020

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Phil's Practical - Garden shed to beach hut

Summer is on the way. Relive those lazy days on the beach in miniature by…

20 May 2020

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How to model winter on your model railway

We create a miniature scene to depict the depths of winter, using a selection of…

18 May 2020

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Phil's Practical - A ruined roof

Here Phil builds a barn roof that has seen better days. The slates have been…

14 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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Phil's Practical - Pitch a tent

While we can't go camping at the moment, tents make an interesting scenic detail…

04 May 2020

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Phil's Practical - Bed in your buildings

Model magazines have been telling readers to avoid gaps under buildings for over…

22 April 2020

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Phil's Practical - Make a puddle

Puddles are a rare feature on model railway layouts and modelling them depends a…

16 April 2020

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THE 'SEE IT/MAKE IT' CHALLENGE: WEEK ONE

Tired of mooching around the house during this epidemic? Fear not - we've…

By Howard Smith | 01 April 2020

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How to model an Autumn scene

Creating a seasonal shift from the summer on your model railway has never been…

28 March 2020

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How to make a fence for a model railway

Obligatory on Britain’s railways for safety and legal reasons,we demonstrate how…

30 January 2020

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Ideas to make better backscenes

Andy York looks at how we might better set the scene on our layouts. Don’t just…

09 October 2019

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How to model a cliff or rock face

Observation is everything when it comes to creating a low-cost detailed rock…

25 September 2019

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How to repair scenery on your model railway

Time is the enemy of scenic modellers. With it comes damage, dust, dirt and…

14 August 2019

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How to create a spring scene

Looking to add an instant splash of colour to your layout? Here we show you how…

17 July 2019

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