Weathering model railroad cars, one of the main components on a model railroad layout is one of the most important aspects for making your scenery as realistic as possible. Master modeler George Sellios is one of the hobby’s best at weathering model railroad cars and the many elements of his layouts. Mike Tylick is another master modeler who specializes in weathering cars. So to help you figure out the best way to weather freight cars, Mike walks you through the step-by-step process he uses. You’ll learn the proper technique and materials necessary for weathering model railroad cars efficiently. See what you can do to make your cars as realistic as possible, and as always, have some fun with it!
If you’re building a long backdrop for your model railroad layout, you’re going to have to connect the boards together using nails or staples, which means you’ll end up with a fairly visible seam. Expert modelers generally have a couple options during the process of model railroad backdrop construction to cover this seam, but we’ve…Watch Now >>
Some of our favorite model railroad layouts are set in decades past, as far back as the 1940s, when the rail industry was first booming in the west and evidence of World War I still lingered. This era is so fascinating to us that we decided to try our hand at recreating model train scenery…Watch Now >>
One of the greatest tools of the model railroader is forced perspective. The illusions you can create with proper scaling and the right angles are seemingly endless, and these illusions can often be essential for a realistic model depending on the scene and space constraints with which you are working. An important illusion that expert…Watch Now >>
Setting the scene for a model railroad can be a very enjoyable experience, especially if you take the time to experiment with the layout and mood of the backdrop. When you choose to paint your own backdrop instead of using enlarged photographs, you allow yourself a greater deal of room for trial and error. That’s…Watch Now >>