TREVOR GIBBS MODEL RAILROAD PAGE 16
(created November 2nd 2006)
|THE BUDDS!!!||NEW "CANADIAN" TREES!||THE GRAIN ELEVATOR|
MRE HINTS |
AND TIPS ***
SIMPLE TO MAKE LQ SIGNALS
MODEL TREES!!! PINES AND ALL!!!
I finally bit the bullet and started making some trees from wire and rope a while ago but they appeared somewhat demented. I asked my good friend Tom Welsh at Sunshine MRC who generously made me a number of armatures perhaps with a better wire than I had tried to use!
The results while not brilliant are quite pleasing having used spray paint in Indian Red for the branches as well as a clear paint in a spray that I got from the Reject Shop locally! Now all I need is to make some "Half trees" to meld in my backdrop to the front scene! The layout does look a lot better for these!
Many of those original trees are still there while others will be renovated for the Reginald Bridge area but the pines are definitely adding to the Canadian atmosphere!
My Company cottage betwixt the pines!
I built the house from on article in the N Scale Clinchfield in Model Railroader and placed a sitting figure in front... to act as a railfan enjoying the action.
The GP-9 is running as God and Canadian National intended... long hood forward.
I intend to make some shallow depth pines to merge my not terribly fantastic background to give it all even more depth, as per an article by John Nehrich of NEB&W fame!
Compare this view from other views on these pages and the hill looks a whole lot more dramatic ... at least I think so and definitely gives the impression I wanted!