Hand Household Hints All, I'm learning rapidly I have found lots of little things around the house that are quite useful for modelling. I'm not talking screwdrivers, hammers, or commercially available materials etc. I thought I would start a thread on what useful things and purposes they can serve that you can find round the house. Here are a few: Any others to add? Toothbrush: for finishing off ballast work and removing gunk from under the railhead. Hairspay: Spray your trees heavily, then sprinkle fine colour flock on them to add that extra bit of realism. sticks real well, without the gunk of glue.