Apr 25, 2011
A few more photos of the ground cover
Now to add some bushes and trees
I added a few trees to the bare hillside tonight to give some height to the scene. Tomorrow I'll add some bushes, flowers and weeds
Very nice. Excellent work. Jim
I made a start on scenicing the slope in at the front of the layout today. Usual method of gluing grass mat to the base and adding some bushes
I have added a few more foreground trees to the west board before commencing scenic work on the Eastern end of the layout.
CSX GP38-2 switching cars in the west yard
Of course I like everything about the scene. I especially like the grain elevators set among the trees. :thumbs_up:
Unbelievable attention to detail. Wow. Such patience, and an great eye for reality.
The next big job on the layout was to separate the two main boards on the layout. The first task was to remove the lighting, the backscene and the small end board from the West Yard board, so I could 'jiggle' it loose from the East board
The joining bolts and wing-nuts were then slackened and the boards loosened apart. I had been careful not to lay the polystyrene blocks and plaster bandage across the board joints, so the two layout boards separated quite easily
Moving further eastwards, I have added the ground cover to the east yard and am just waiting for the diluted white glue to dry on the ballast, wood chippings and static grass, before starting on the hills with the Silflor grass
The hills de-nuded of the temporarily-added trees, enabling me to affix the ground cover and forest floor
Work on the scenics is progressing rapidly now, in fact too rapidly to upload any progress photos for nearly a week. The backscene has had the sky repainted, the silos have finally got a name, the main road bridge has had some work done on it and I've planted a load more trees.
Here are some photos
I've also been planting some new grass seed. Lets see how quick it grows in the Alabama sunshine.
Well, the grass seems to be growing quicker than 'Chia Pet' and possibly even kudzu. It has already covered the next hillside and more. The trees are following rapidly behind.
Here's the next set of photos
The trees are now on the other side of the road bridge
I have also been working on the highway guardrails
Now to make some more trees
WOW!! Your trees look amazaing. Are they homemade or are they kits? Scenery looks fantastic.
Your amazing!! You are a master modeller! Each week I wonder if its real or not. Its a shame your soooo far away. I'd love to see your layout in person.
WOW!!!!!!!! You are GOOOOOOOOD!
The grass continues to grow rapidly on Sweehome Alabama as the green baize spreads eastwards towards the freight house. I also added the greenery to the small area behind the backscene, which is visible through the fiddle yard exit in the backscene.
First up, some photos taken from behind the layout with the backscene removed for to make the scenery work easier.
More photos to follow, taken from the front of the layout
Moving to the front of the layout, the grass and underbrush have now been laid as far as the freight house. The trees will follow just as soon as I can 'grow' them.
Excellent work Jon! What type of grass are you using?