- Iain Rice shows some simple fixes that can help bring wagons up to a standard that makes them suitable for use on his layout
- Under frame improvements for ready to run and kit wagons
- Wagon body improvements. Iain moves on to enhancing the look of wagon bodies by adding details.
- Building wagon kits. Whilst strictly not improving ready to run wagons, kits can be used to increase your wagon fleet. These two may be improved upon.
- Painting Wagons. Iain shows how he paints wagons, for more on painting visit the Painting & Lining Room.
- Weathering Wagons. Some wagon weathering techniques from Iain Rice. We also cover weathering wagons in the Weathering Room.
- Improving Wagon Performance. It is important that wagons run well and Iain covers this topic here. There is also discussion on troubleshooting poor performance of our models in the loco building room trouble shooting section.
Wagon Loads & Sheeting
Having realistic loads in and on wagons is as important as having realistic wagons.
- Wagon loads and sheeting – a video from Iain Rice showing how wagons are loaded, loads are tied down and sheets applied.
- Tarpaulins – Although not specific to wagons this article by Andrew Hicks describes how to produce realistic looking tarpaulins
- Scalescenes Tarpaulins – our thanks to Scalescenes for making this sheet of tarpaulins available for download from the Missenden Railway Modellers website free of charge.
- Detailing Ready to Run Wagons – Karl Crowther has produced this extensive and informative article on detailing RTR wagons.