A professionally filmed 60 minute production, jam packed with graphics, illustrations, hints and tips for both the model train set newcomer and hobbyist. Filmed over 12 months, it takes the viewer through a step-by-step process of locomotive selection and planning your layout through to completed construction including viaduct, scenery & backdrop and water feature.

With many of the big brand names used in the construction process such as Bachmann, Hornby, Gaugemaster, PECO, Metcalfe Models, Javis, Woodland Scenic and Oxford Rail to name but a few, the production is both educational and entertaining.

Director of photography Stewart Menelaws gets to relive a boyhood hobby when the production studio turns one of its offices into the railway hobbycraft project room. Originally planned for television, the production changed direction as Stewart saw the need for a concise product that would help both newcomer and enthusiast alike.

The world of model railway construction is presented is this 60-minute program packed with film, graphics, illustrations and detailed photography. This concise, how-to build a model railway layout, filmed over nine months, takes the viewer on a journey through site preparation and on to layout completion. With such a vast range of products available, we take a look at track, trains and rolling stock that will help to make informed choices that will start the planning process. We look at choosing the correct timber materials and construction methods for your baseboards that will even include a styled finish to match the room.

Electrical wiring is covered with practical hints and tips for the newcomer with further help on our dedicated website Buildamodelrailway.com

Choosing buildings and accessories and the use of scenic materials to blend platforms and structures to the baseboard. Learn how to build a Viaduct drop section complete with water effects, trees and shrubs. Every railway needs a tunnel and we show, step-by-step, how to create one utilizing various scenery products that will bring the layout to life. Taking a sheet of hardboard cut into strips and see how to create a simple backdrop for the layout. Join us as we construct a model railway from start to finish.

View the trailer for Volume1 here on our Youtube Channel.

A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD IS ALSO AVAILABLE.  Click HERE to buy and download it to your computer, laptop, tablet or phone.

NB The DVD version is not available from us in the USA / Canada NTSC format – however you can download the digital version by clicking the link above.

Building a Model Railway Part 2 – Just Released Dec 2019

The first part in the series was aimed at the model railway newcomer and hobbyist. Part 2 takes the viewer into greater detailing and technologies, filming around the country with interviews from leading manufacturers and dealers such as Bachmann Europe, PECO, Metcalfe Models, DCC Concepts, weathering specialists TMC and more. Get to grips with track ballasting, static grass application, Digital Command Control technologies, weathering and building effects – see  more and buy Volume2 here.

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