HOW TO BUILD SCENES FOR YOUR HO SCALE MODEL TRAIN LAYOUT

Published: 10th April 2010
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Discover how to build railroad scenes for your HO scale model train layout. This is a relatively simple process when you use the correct materials and techniques. Find out how below.



Mountains and landscape terrains for your HO scale model train layout are easily made by using styrofoam blocks from packing used by manufacturers. Small blocks of wood may also be used to make HO scale model train mountains and hills. After attaching the styrofoam and wood pieces, you will then need to form screen wire over the styrofoam and wood.



You are now read to mix the maccelluclay II (instant papier mache). The mixture should be pliable, you will now press the mixture (a thin layer) into the screen wire.



Painting your HO scale model train mountain will be the next step. If using a water based paint i. e. acrylic, it is not necessary to wait for the celluclay II (instant papier mache) to dry. If using an oil base paint, you will need to wait for the surface to be dry. Drying time usually takes 24 to 48 hours, however, you may speed up the drying time by using a hair dryer.



Plaster may also be applied to your HO scale model train mountain by using the same method. I prefer the celluclay II (instant papier mache) because of it being much lighter in weight.



Other added features to the celluclay II (instant papier mache) or plaster may be decorative moss purchased at most craft stores. Have fun and be creative to make your HO scale model train layout better.



Your Ho scale model train layout is only limited by your imagination. This and many other train articles can be read at Modeltrainpro.com



This article along with other model train articles can be read at www.modeltrainpro.com

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