The author reviews the construction of the pre-fab, metal-sided building styrene kit, including the integration of the structure into their club layout.
The author describes the thoughts he went through developing a design, track plan, and realistic integration of his layout into this available space (he had several options). Includes a sketch of the track plan.
Using 1-inch thick insulation foam, the author shows what he did to build removable background mountains for his layout. It is mostly a pictorial article, describing the building, carving, and painting of the foam. Included are photos showing the various tools used to shape the foam, and how a 2x4 was used to provide the stiffness for the foam.
This article chronicles the history of U.S. narrow-gauge prototype railroading.
Using Christmas wreaths (old and new ones found at Hobby Lobby), the author stripped off their branches, painted them with spray paint, dipped them in white glue mixed with water, and sprinkled ground foam to make realistic looking conifer trees in a matter of minutes per tree. They scale to about 20 feet tall in S-scale.
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