“I rebuilt the old 1950 lionel plastic train. I cut the train half and built the coffee sticks on the half train. And see the boxcars. I too rebuilt them. I removed the plastic boxcars. I kept the metal flatbeds and the wheels, built the wooden coffee sticks on the flatbeds.
“Hi …try this one ….made a set up with a lake in it …made the sunken row boats a dock pilings sticking up from the bottom ….painted all the under water sceanes..But here was the trick ..I made a whole in the deepest part of the lake
An put a plug in it ….then I mixed up enough clear wall paper ( cellophane glue )paste pored it in to where I wanted the water line to be an stopped … A few days later the top started to harden …an if you moved the dock ever so slightly the movement left like water ripples on the surface of the transparent paste ……when it got to the hardness necessary to hold the load I pulled the plug ….an when the unhardened glue ran out ….you could see through the top layer an see all the thing under water …..you know plants ,rocks, anchors
Let me know what you think
I enjoy all the tips and layout pictures and look forward to each new post. I have been working on my own 00 Scale layout since June. I came into the possession of a DCC Loco with sound in May and I was hooked. I immediately started planning my own. I decided to name it The Great Western England Railway or GWER. The area I am modeling I call Farland. The main Station is Farland Howe and the country station at the other end of the layout and the highest point on the loop is called Shell Hill. My wife’s name is Michelle, so Shell Hill. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
I live in Colorado, USA which is a long way from the UK, but I have traveled there many times and lived in London as a kid for a few months. It made a lasting impression.
Please do keep ’em coming.