How to do model railway scenery

How to do model railway scenery depends on where your setting your model railway. Ask yourself; is it a country branch line? a city terminus? a loco shed? an industrial area? is it in the mountains? is there a lake? where ever you set the layout will depend on what you need scenically.

For example, a country branch line is not going to need lots of houses and shops, this would be more appropriate in the city or town, additionally if it’s an industrial scene like a colliery your unlikely to have fields of cows and sheep next door.

The best thing to do is to go and look at the real thing or photos, books, magazines etc that’s got you inspired and model that. Be creative with it.

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About North Western Models


At North Western Models we believe that it’s the detail that brings a model railway to life.

North Western Models was established in 2015 by Kevin Colley and Christopher Gore as an online model shop based in Stockport, Cheshire. Initially dealing with high quality detailing accessories and kits, North Western Models prides itself in serving the model railway community to promote the notion that detailing helps to bring a model railway to life.

Kevin and Christopher have a lifelong passion with railways in general and also with model railways. Between them, they have planned, built and exhibited a number of layouts in 00 and N gauge at various local model shows. Kevin and Christopher regularly attend a number of exhibitions each year, either trading as North Western Models or with one of their layouts which is currently on the exhibition circuit.

Kevin Colley, North Western Models Co-founder
Kevin Colley, North Western Models Co-founder