My son and I have a layout under construction and we found a product that resembles wild grass or dirt, depending which side you use.
It is available in many craft stores and is called “pot toppers”. They come in 2 sizes, 10.16 & 17.78 cm..
You fit the topper into the top of small clay flower pots and push the stems of your artificial flowers through the topper to create a potted plant.
We created the abandoned signal tower using one 17.78 cm pot topper.
Thanks for putting these pictures up for people to see and comment, here are few taken of the terminus station with some trains this time!
This was the first test run a couple of days ago, with some final track tweaking a couple of minor electrical issues and thorough cleaning it all works OK. The pictures show a typical view of somewhere in south west England in the early seventies as an example.
The work continues, detailing the engines which some are “straight out of the box” the buffer beams require full detailing, people, signals the list goes on as we all know! While again I stress virtually all what you see is off the shelf I estimate about 30 hours total to create this station.
If your readers wish to know the sequence and checks along the way I would be happy to list them as even with this simple approach there are pit falls and I have fell into many of them! Hope you like the station coming to life at last! Engine sheds next! As I am sure your readers might notice I am a diesel hydraulic fan! but I have steam and other diesels awaiting a run!
Just uploaded a video again, this shows the upper level now near complete with the track rust added and viewed with the truck cam, also a good tip starting at 5.40 on how to make a card building look like a stone dressed or pebble dashed cottage / out building.
A big thanks to Dave, Tom, and Steve. Particularly liked Dave’s truck cam. And yes, Steve, we’d love to read your check list! I know what you mean about the pitfalls – there are lots listed in the Beginner’s Guide.
That’s all this time folks, please do keep ’em coming.