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    Every modeler has their own preferences for how they like to weather the components on their model railroad layouts. For some it’s paints and chalks, for other it’s knifework and sanding. Whatever you choose, the fact is, weathering is an essential aspect of creating a realistic layout. One weathering technique that often goes underutilized is… Read more »

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    When it comes to designing and finishing the buildings on a model railroad layout, attention to detail, a steady hand and a bit of patience can take your structures from average to outstanding. If you’re committed to putting in the time and energy to create realistic buildings, you’ll notice a big difference in the way… Read more »

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    Although you’ve probably heard this a thousand times before, but a Track is a model too. It only makes sense to make your track look as good as your rolling stock, locomotives, and your structures! NMRA Master Model Railroader Gerry Leone shows you a few helpful techniques for weathering track in this premium video. You’ll… Read more »

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    Just because your layout scene is complete, doesn’t mean you can’t go back at a later date and add additional details. In this video, Erik Bergstrom takes you through the creative process of adding additional detailing to a popular Turtle Creek Central Project Railroad. See how adding decals and weathering using pastel chalks can be… Read more »

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    Weathering is an important component on a model railroad layout and is a major part of making your scenery as realistic as possible. Master modeler Allen Keller is known for his skills of weathering the elements of his layouts, and has done numerous kinds of weathering techniques over the years. There is one method of… Read more »

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    Weathering the components on a model railroad layout is one of the most important aspects for making your scenery as realistic as possible. All railroads, no matter how old or well constructed, will experience aging and wear and tear, especially the trackage. Rust, warping and dirt happen to real railroad tracks, so naturally they should… Read more »

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    Ask any experienced model railroader their opinion on weathering the components of a layout, and we guarantee they’ll tell you it’s a necessity. You can’t achieve the most realistic scenes possible unless you make them appear to be lived and operated on, which requires weathering. On David Barrow’s HO scale layout of Cat Mountain &… Read more »

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  • Weathering Structures with Water Colors

    When you look at some of the best model railroads built by experts, you’ll notice that they don’t usually feature buildings with clean white walls and elements fresh from their boxes. There is almost always some form of weathering, especially for scenes set in rural scenes or in past decades. That’s because weathering components of… Read more »

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    In most cases, when it comes to creating buildings for your model railroad scenes, the more weathered the scenery the more realistic it will appear. That’s because very few railroad towns feature polished train stations with freshly painted exteriors, but rather chipped siding and distressed coats. There are a variety of model railroad weathering techniques… Read more »

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