How To Guides & Tutorials

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.
Modelling Wagon Loads In OO Gauge
Wagon loads add an extra dimension to a model railway. While trains do run empty in real life, an array of assorted loads add considerably to the operational interest of a OO gauge model railway layout.
What Is The Minimum Curve Radius For OO Gauge Track?
Generally, the recommended minimum radius is determined by the accepted Set Track standards in UK OO gauge modelling. But, similar to 3rd Class seating, the concept of 1st Radius curves is no longer considered to be of any use. So where does that leave...
What does DCC Stand for in Hornby Model Railways?
Many beginners in the model railway hobby often begin with a train set from companies like Hornby. These sets can be controlled using either traditional DC analogue control or DCC (digital) control. But what does it mean?
Is Hornby Dublo the same as OO gauge?
“Introduced in 1938 in both Clockwork and Electric as the 'perfect tabletop railway', Hornby Dublo quickly gained a reputation for quality and durability.  After World War II Clockwork was dropped and Electric locos were relaunched with updated...