Dave’s been back in touch with a wonderful step by step video on scenery for model trains.
And best of all, you can see him running his trains at the start of the vid.
The end is quite entertaining too, as you’ll see.
I’ve added pics, but they don’t really get across hoe Dave does his does stuff, it’s wonderful to watch.
(Vidos is below the pics.)
I have just uploaded a new video showing step by step how to add scenics to a model Railway.
I tried to speak slower as a few have problems understanding my Yorkshire acent on the last one, but I am sure that they will understand and realise how easy it is to add scenics to a layout.
I have started out with a piece of plain board and built up a Diorama with a hillside, ballasting, adding static Grass, shrubbery, etc.
Its step by step, just sorry it is a bit of a long one but I tried to get everything in to it…
… to this.
Crumple up newspaper in water to create the embankment.
Add as many as you need for you scene.
Tap it down and leave to dry.
Add base coat for the static grass.
Add the base coat on the front too.
Even out the ballast with your finger.
Add some brown to the base coat.
Add green and some glue.
Do the same all over the scene.
Add different shades of ground cover.
Cover up the tracks.
And the screw, add glue…
Get busy with the static grass – you can see it stands up nicely.
Hairspray will keep it in place.
Shake on more static grass.
Add brush and brambles to the edges.
Add trees and more brush cover.
Spray on the sleeper grime.
Wipe the rails clean.
Add rust pain to the rails.
Touch up with different shades.
The finished scene… but the pics don’t do it justice, have a look at the vid, it’s really worth watching:
A huge big thanks to Dave for sharing his Scenery for model trains vid.
I’m always banging on about making a start and I think a diorama is an excellent way to dip your toe in the water.
A layout, is not different to a ‘large’ diarama. When it comes to wiring, just start simple.
Best of all, a diorama can be anythign you like, an engine shed, a railway hut by some track… anything:
Here’s one from the archives, and another one from Dave:
I have enjoyed your site for a long time, since I have retired had to find something to fill the spare time, I purchased one of your (Big Bundle Deal) and printed out one of the Engine sheds among many others.
I have created my own version of the Engine shed as shown in the pictures.
With added and above doors are my creation of lamps, LED lights.
Scratch built table and chairs with tools.
Side walls have ventilation fan vents.
I have dreamed to set up a model railroad layout for a long time and when I started to make it a reality one thing came up after another, like kids, education, weddings and now I have time and room to finish the dream, but not much of a budget.
Best to all talented people like Hall of Fame Dave, talented hobbyists and their many beautiful layouts.
(You can download all of the engine sheds here, with this bundle deal.)
Now on to the very same Hall of Fame Dave, who has also sent this vid in:
just uploaded video showing building that Railway cottage from your site, turned out not bad, and it was easier than what I thought, just a case of getting a decent piece of card to put the print on, then cutting to size.
So there you go, if you don’t know where to start, pick a scene, build it, and see if you enjoy yourself. I suspect you’ll find it a lot of fun. Pottering over scenery for model trains is relaxing too, just go at your own pace and enjoy it.
Leave a comment below if you have any tips on making that start, or tinkering with scenery. I’d love to hear from you.
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.