Sunday, October 19, 2008

There was movement at the station ......

For those who have been following this blog I give you something to ponder.

The first picture is of an upper layout level support made from a piece of 1/4" threaded rod. The branches are Woodland Scenics and are glued to the trunk with hot glue. I was going to use 'No More Gaps' a water based flexible crack filler but when I was gluing the branches on I just kept going. It worked fairly well. The tree is part painted with water based house paint from those little sample pots, very useful.

The final photo shows the finished support. The trunk has extra colours added using pastels and the foliage is light green Woodland Scenics foliage.

I will post some more when I move this little project along a bit further.

What I can say is that it will add a another level of operation to the layout, sorry for the pun.


B. Kooistra said...

Ray, that is pretty slick. Did you do something similar on the lower level?

I can't wait to see the final results of this little project of yours! You're really going to town there. . .

Ray P said...


Thanks, yes, I have three trees about 10" to do on the lower deck under Wollar. This was a good trial of the technique I have been thinking about for some time.

I have to get more of the various size Woodland Scenics tree/shrub/branch armatures before I can start the others.

Yes, the 'project' is moving along nicely.

I like you're new pic, very suave.


Both Sides Of The Border said...


Very sneaky and very effective. Might put that one in the back pocket for future reference.

Regards Daryl