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This rambling blog is about building a couple of simple layouts in HO, the available space is rather small but the prototype was not built on the grand scale, most rural stations were merely a curved loop and a siding, which is easy to replicate.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Inspirational scenery

Thanks to Gordon and Maggie Gravett - Pempoul

Examples of 'layered scenery' by Martin Welberg

 Layered scenery is built up out of several layers and colours. However during application, try not to  mix static grass but stay with one length and colour. Colours are made up out of more colours fibres to tone down this bright colour most suppliers carry. Bright green with beige tones it down a lot; beige with some green gives a more dried grass appearance.

Start with two layers of fine turf or combined with real dirt. Then add a minimal of six layers of grasses before proceeding with weeds and other materials. Most of my scenery is build up from in between eight to twelve layers of different materials. Keeping spots open and try to work as randomly as possible rather than the uniform look of so many layouts.

Thanks to Martin Welberg

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