Readers Model Layouts: More from Guy

You may remember from a previous post that I showed some photos of model buildings and scenery sent in by Guy. If you missed this post you can see it here : Guy’s Layout Models HI DAN, I’M WORKING ON A NEW PROJECT FOR MY LAYOUT. AS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REMEMBER, I WORK…

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Dave Is Starting Again

Proving the motto “A model railway is never finished” the ever talented Dave is once again completely restarting his layout from scratch. While it’s sad to see such an amazing layout go, it’s exciting to think of what will replace it. With Dave starting from scratch it will be great to keep track with what…

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Comparing Flex Track

With so many different tracks available, it’s hard to know which one will best suit your needs. A lot of it will depend on what you want from your track and whats important to you. For example, are you interested in how your track looks? If you are planning on weathering and adding ballast to…

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Making a Scene for your Layout

No matter how well you plan your layout you may find that you have areas which will seem empty and like it is missing something. These areas are usually located near corners or on the outskirts of any stations or service areas that you may have. Depending on the era and style of your layout…

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How To Build A Model Railway

While the model trains that you can buy today are getting more sophisticated and advanced, the process of building and decorating your layout with scenery has remained virtually unchanged for decades. In the following 3 part instructional video from the 1970’s you can see that the process used when creating a model train layout is…

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Woodland Scenics Learning Kits

After looking at any of the tutorials about creating realistic scenery, the temptation will almost always be to go out, buy all the stuff and get stuck right in. Now while this is a good attitude to have, it might be worth considering to try out what you have seen on a test piece or…

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Making Scenery and Loads from anything!

You don’t have to spend lots of money on adding details to your model train layout. It is possible to create details for your layout from items that you can buy cheaper from hardware and home improvement stores, as well as free from bits you can find around the house. For example, some brands of…

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Create a Layout the Woodlands Scenic Way

A name that you will hear again and again when you are involved in model railroading is Woodland Scenics. If you are not familiar with them (and if not why not?), Woodland Scenics is one of the top manufacturers of scenic materials for the detailing of model train layouts. As well as creating a wide…

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