Building a Model Railway DVD Series Vol 1 / 2 /3

With the completion of the Build a Model Railways series of DVD’s with the release of Part 3 ‘ The World of Railways’ we are offering the chance for those who have not already purchased Vols 1 & 2 to purchase the set of three at the discounted price of £33 for all three ( List price £12.50 each ). Fantastic gift for the railway modeller or enthusiast in your life, the aspiring modeller who just needs a push in the right direction, or for yourself.

​Professionally filmed 60 minute productions, jam packed with film, interviews, hints and tips for
both the model railway newcomer and keen hobbyist. Watch trailers for all three DVD’s on our Youtube channel.

Part 1 – BUILDING A MODEL RAILWAY – From Start to Finish – 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.

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, 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.

Part 2  – Detail and Technology – 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, Ten Commandments Models and more. Get to grips with track ballasting, static grass application, Digital Command Control technologies, weathering and building effects. Join us as we develop our layout with the help of leading manufacturers. We take our card building kits to another level and visit the Metcalfe family business. Watch as we weather, electrify and create special effects. We visit the home of PECO, synonymous for its rail track, as we go deeper into track ballasting and static grass application. We look at a range of exciting rolling stock, some from Oxford Rail, and go behind the scenes of Bachmann Europe. Technology specialists DCC Concepts come to the studio to bring our layout to life with lights, smoke and sound.

Following on from Build a Model Railway – from Start to Finish, Part 2 is another jam packed production taking the hobbyist to the next level. Watch the trailer to Part 2  here on our Youtube channel.

Part 3  – The World of Railways – takes the viewer deeper into the world of railway modelling, filmed in multiple locations around the country with interviews from modellers, manufacturers and dealers such as Bachmann, PECO, Hornby, DCC Concepts and many more. From the garden shed to the garden itself – featuring both solo modellers and model railway clubs. Visit model railways that tell a story and discover the marvels of 71/4″ scale engineering that will take you on a journey through forest and hillside.

This highly informative and engaging presentation makes it an ideal gift as well as an excellent resource to have to hand – the perfect complement to DVDs 1 & 2.

Watch the trailer to BUILD A MODEL RAILWAY VOL 3 on our Youtube Channel



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