Here’s how to add grass to your layout – a big thanks to John:
John Arthur here – I haven’t shared with you in a while and thought this might be a good time to get back in touch.
When I was last in touch, I shared how I made some homemade scenery materials from coir fiber and rubberized horsehair.
Working right next to that area, I recently added an open grassy scene with a creek passing under the tracks, the whole of which serves to visually separate the yard from staging and an industrial switching area.
I used a variety of materials including a lot of teddy bear fur, Heki wild grass, a little bit of Silflor pasture and lawn mats, Polak flower material, and scenery mats, grass tufts, and thicket materials from Martin Wellburg. They all help to add grass to your layout.
The trees I made are are SuperTrees, from Scenic Express.
I scratch built the culvert from styrene and brass pipe, and poured the creek with Envirotex resin over top of some river rock material and darker paint for deeper areas.
Below are some pictures of the progression and a video of trains running through the completed scene.
I hope you enjoy!
If you want to see John’s first post, it’s here (and there also a silly offer on that page – you can still grab it if you want to).
A big thanks to John – an excellent piece on how to add grass to your layout.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.