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Model train scenery

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Model train scenery. Get inspired and try out new things.
Model road layouts add interest and realism to a model railroad. Just like in real life, roads can almost always be found near a railroad track. In this video, Gerry Leone, National Model Railroad Association’s Master Model Railroader gives his tips for creating model train roads. Leone starts by building a gravel road. His gravel roads are made from 60 grit sandpaper which is coarse and textured.

Model road layouts are a great way to add realism to your model railroad. Learn how Gerry Leone makes asphalt and gravel roads for his layout.

Model railroaders are reputedly among the most frugal (read: cheap) hobbyists around. Why spend good money for details when you can utilize some very common household items? In the old days some folks swore by used coffee grounds for ground cover until the humidity turned their layout into giant Petri dishes of nasty mold and mildew. Or dryer lint for chimney smoke and who knows what? Wine corks converted into fuel tanks. Everyone has their favorite “free” scenery items and good on ya!

Model railroaders are reputedly among the most frugal hobbyists. So why spend good money for details when you can utilize some very common household items?

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Model railroaders are reputedly among the most frugal hobbyists. So why spend good money for details when you can utilize some very common household items?

Creating realistic cliffs and rock formations in miniature is surprisingly difficult but with these techniques and a bit of time anyone can do it.

Creating realistic cliffs and rock formations in miniature is surprisingly difficult but with these techniques and a bit of time anyone can do it.

How to make your own grass – Model Railway Engineer, the UK's biggest model train blog

A short but great tip for making your own super-realistic grass for your model railway by modeler Stephen Fay.

Here's a great tip I've just read about for cheaply creating dense tree growth and forested areas.

Here's a great tip I've just read about for cheaply creating dense tree growth and forested areas.

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Page 1 of 3 - Wireless DCC System for ?90 (using SPROG, Raspberry Pi and JMRI) - posted in DCC Discussion Topics (not questions): This weekend, I finally got the following cheap wireless DCC set-up working nicely: Although Im using a Sprog Nano and an SBoost, you could easily use a Sprog II which would bring the costs in at around £90. If you already have a DCC booster then you can simply buy a Sprog Nano to use as the command station which brings the costs down even further (£20 less). A...