BEGINNERS GUIDE: Transform your layout

Details can make a very real difference to a layout, transforming it from a train set to a model railway. JONATHAN NEWTON examines the options.

ONCE YOUR baseboards have been built, the track is laid and the wiring has been completed, you’ll want to add a few accessories to transform your train set into a model railway.

There are so many detailing and scenic accessories available to add that extra sparkle to a layout ranging from ground cover to 3D-printed bespoke figures for that finishing touch. A visit to your nearest model shop or a model railway exhibition is sure to reveal the full extent of what is on offer.

Here we present 20 top accessories that are sure to help breathe realism into your layout. HM

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