How-To Guides and Tutorials

Dry Brushing For Beginners: Simple Techniques For Maximum Realism
Dry brushing is a widely used method for adding weathering effects to models, such as buildings, locomotives, and rolling stock. It's an easy method to learn and provides a range of great weathering effects. Find out how it's done.
Modelling Level Crossings: Real Life Inspiration
Level crossings are an integral part of a railway and make for a great scenic feature on any layout, from the steam era to today's modern railways. 
Can you join Hornby and Peco track?
The short answer to this question is yes. But there are exceptions and you'll sometimes need a converter. Read on to find out exactly what you'll need to use Peco's track sections with Hornby's set track system.
Modelling A Harbour or Quayside Scene In OO Scale
Harbour scenes are a great way to add interest to a model railway layout. In this guide, Iain walks us through the process of modelling and detailing a simple harbour scene.
Weathering Scale Model Scenery Bowstring Bridges
A little weathering can go a long way and bridges are one structure that can really benefit from a little detailing with weathering powders. This simple guide walks you through the basic process of adding rust, dirt & grime to a girder bridge.