Here is my ‘Tip for the Day’. Trying to complete a lot of scenery on your layout all at once can become very tedious and sometimes frustrating. I’ve found that taking a small area, planning it out and then completing it before moving on to the next project is more rewarding. This method allows you to try different techniques using various materials. If you complete a scene, and are not truly happy with it, you haven’t wasted a lot time and material.
You can continue to ‘tweak’ it until you are completely satisfied and then move on to the next project. Every time I complete a project, I like to add a small “signature” of some sort – much like putting a cherry on top of the ice cream! Sometimes it’s just a small sign that I remember from my younger days, or naming something after a friend or, in this case, I placed “myself” in the scene enjoying two of my favorite things – railroads and fishing!
Anyway, whatever you do on your layout should be fun and bring you great satisfaction at completion. Attached is a ‘before’ picture and two photos of the completed scene along with a short video.
Keep your rails shiny!
Wise words from Mark – and it’s a tip that is echoed by others in the Beginners Guide too.
That’s all this time folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.