Weeds are an important part of having an authentic and creative model railroad layout. In this video, Allen Keller teaches you a fun technique for creating weeds for your model railroad scenery using fake fur. Fake fur is pretty easy to find at any craft store and usually is available in big sheets. Go through the process of creating weeds using fake fur with Allen. See what tools and other materials you need to make these weeds as realistic as possible. Learn how to paint the fur in different colors to transform the fur to appear as grass. Find out how brushing the fur with a cat brush makes a huge difference in the end result. Use these helpful tips today for creating weeds for your model railroad layout, and don’t forget to have some fun while doing it.
Who knew adding intrigue to your model railroad scenes could be as simple as spray painting a couple colors on the backdrop? Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong! You may not have known that with just a store-bought template and two cans of model railroad spray paint (or regular spray paint), you can…Watch Now >>
For those of us who haven’t been blessed with artistic talent, the idea of painting backdrops for model railroad scenes can be pretty nerve-racking. But fear not—there are a number of excellent alternatives available to help create a beautiful scene without ever having to pick up a paint brush. One such option is to use…Watch Now >>
Not every stop along a major railroad is complete with town center, service station and saloon–some components of a railway are just small stopovers en route to the final destination. This is the case for Cooper, a long passing siding that connects the main lines of C&S Railway. In our next segment covering the branch…Watch Now >>
Oftentimes, holes and gaps in a model railroad backdrop are essential in order to have a train end up somewhere else in the scene. These holes in a structure help give it more depth and add to the aesthetic appeal and realistic nature of your model. However, when left exposed they can have the opposite…Watch Now >>