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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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The Great Model Railway Challenge: Scarborough Flyers

Team captain of The Scarborough Flyers, Iain Hale, gives us an insider’s view of…

22 September 2019

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VIDEO: Brush painting skills for railway modellers

Brush up on your wood effect painting methods with Howard Smith.

14 August 2019

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How to upcycle your wagons for your model railway

With so much second-hand stock on the market, upcycling a wagon is an economical…

14 August 2019

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VIDEO: Basic soldering skills

Learn basic soldering skills as we build this etched kit, ideal for beginners.

30 July 2019

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How to scratch-build in plastic for model railways

Here we demonstrate beginners’ techniques for working with plastic sheet,…

30 July 2019

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The BRM Guide to Colour Light Signals

Recent years have seen a considerable expansion in the number of companies…

25 July 2019

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BRM Meets: Frizinghall Model Railways

Howard Smith visits this extensive model shop in West Yorkshire, sited adjacent…

05 June 2019

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BRM meets the Diesel and Electric Modellers United

It's DEMU's 25th anniversary in 2019 - we have a chat to some of those involved.…

25 May 2019

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3D printing model railways, is it the future?

The traditional method of scratch-building models is still the preferred choice…

13 May 2019

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Where to store your model railway layout?

If your model railway isn’t to become cumbersome, you should consider where and…

15 April 2019

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How to fit pickups to older model locomotives

Here we give you a step-by-step advice to transform your erratic-running…

09 April 2019

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Building a track cleaning wagon for a garden railway

If you don't want your trains slipping and stumbling along the line, a rail…

21 March 2019

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How to build a ‘Salmon’ wagon

We offer some best practice advice on assembling two variants of a wagon from…

20 March 2019

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Model Railway Tools for Beginners

We take a look at the top model railway tools and equipment needed to help you…

15 February 2019

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Model Railway Scales and gauges explained

What's the difference between scale and gauge in model railways? Here's our…

16 January 2019

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