I’ve viewing your site for some time and I truly find it simply great. Every one has something to contribute to help others model layouts and to help keep interest in this hobby.
My Dad started model railroading with Lionel and the moved on to HO. As a young adult, I started modeling off and on for several years but never finished. Who really does or wants to. So since being retired recently, I thought I’d start again.
However, I now longer have space as I once did now living is Southern AZ. Here, we have no basements or attics. So, my one option was the garage. The layout dimensions are four feet by fourteen feet and the scale is HO.
Recently someone referenced using ceiling tile as a hardscape for rocks/mountains. I’ve had great success with this process.
I made formations trying to achieve a strata effect found here in the Southwest. I then applied hydrocal, then washes of woodlands products and dusted with scenic express products.
Color to me is everything. I then added some shrubs and rocks well that’s about it. I’m working on a caboose bed and breakfast/excursion area, a small town and some small yard for staging cars etc.
Again, thanks for the site.
Just stunning stuff from Jim. A huge thanks to him for sharing – please do leave a comment below, and if you have any questions I’m sure Jim will help!
The effect Jim has achieved – so simple and cheaply – reminded me of this stunning layout too.
It’s a another cracking ‘how to’, which with Jim’s permission, I’ll add to the Beginner’s Guide which is now stuffed full of good stuff (and also keeps this site going, by the way).
That’s all this time, folks. Please do keep ’em coming.