This page serves as a complement to the erstwhile 'Thoraldby' layout (RITES OF PASSAGE - 18), although not replace it in the context of this series where I've 'charted the route' of an imaginary modeller who's worked through from the research and planning to the nitty-gritty of a layout. Read on...
Opt for buildings out of the box and 'plonked down' on your layout, or go for kits and 'kit-bashed' or scratch-built structures that provide an amount of interest and involvement in their creation.
Due to a limited supply of real high street models in 3D I have started to make three dimensional models out of all the Metcalfe and Superquick low relief. This is an early example. There will be more
With some basic electronic knowledge and wiring skills, you too can have a working trolley system in your HO layout.
Step by step instructions on scratch building a model using free plans found on the internet.
In this article we look at general revenue-earning wagons and brake vans. We look at their shape and purpose, and partly at their history and provenance
Be inspired or just take a quick break from dreary reality by marveling at this collection of videos showcasing wonderful layouts in Z, N, HO, O and G scales.
This whole thing started with a contest win. I won a book that showed different "green" items. You name it and this book had a picture of it made from something that had been something else originally. One of the pictures that really jumped out...
Whether you buy Ready-to-run or assemble model coach kits, there are ways of building up your model railway passenger stock - see also No.6: Passenger Stock, Prototype vs Model + Book list
Build a base board, lay the track and shape your world with scenics. Take your time, do your research, watch dvd's/video's and the result will reward the effort