How Do You Make Model Railroad Scenery?
Model railroads can consist of a simple circle of track at the base of a Christmas tree or be an elaborate, whole-house system of platforms, ramps, and shelves running through walls and around the room near the ceiling. Model railroad scenery can be made from almost anything. The trick is to use the correct scale for your particular train. Common scales are garden scale, OH, HO, N and Z. Decide where the high and low points will be on the layout. Use a carpenter’s pencil to mark an approximate position for each major landscape feature, such as ponds, hills, tunnels and bridge approaches. In the landscape diagram, the blue area is a water feature, thin black lines crossed by thick black lines represent tracks, and the green areas represent tunnels. Use plastic canvas to make an armature for each tunnel. An armature provides shape and support by varying height, depth and position. Bend the plastic canvas into a U-shape along its length. Attach the edges to your layout using a staple gun.