Modelling the South Eastern

Notes, hints, tips and longer downloads to help modellers in all scales achieve authenticity.

Modelling Wealden Scenery: observations on trees and woods; finding twigs and prunings; making individual trees and forests; creating panoramas of trees and backgrounds, hedging and fencing; cottage gardens, bonfires; hop gardens: click HERE for a pdf 

Modelling South Eastern trackwork – historical notes on ballasting, chairs and sleeper spacing, rails; cosmetic improvements to commercial track, sleepers and ballasting at points, making shingle ballast, placing and drainage: click HERE for a pdf

Painting the SER: a series of booklets covering all aspects of paintwork, colour, lining and lettering. The result of 30 years of research.

Painting the SER: Locomotives. Click for Part 1… for Part 2…for Part 3

Coming later: carriages, wagons and infrastructure such as buildings and signals

Sourcing materials, model figures, electrics, etc: click HERE for a pdf