Normally, you would expect that this model train layout was built in the US. But it was made in Germany. This model railroad layout, some say city edge layout, was built in HO scale. It was presented at the great Eurospoor Model Expo in Utrecht. On the layout, the electrified railway line between New York and Philadelphia is presented. The railway display is absolutely perfect and worth seeing because everywhere, for example on the streets, at the cars, at the buildings and at the locomotives, specialists and model builders have done a great job in weathering. All components have been completely weathered. And, the scenery looks almost like reality.
After watching this tutorial YOU will be able to make amazing and very realistic scenery starting from scratch. It can seem daunting at first but if you just take it one step at a time you’ll have your first master piece before you know it.
The techniques used in this video are easily applied to a whole range of scales and can be used whether you build model railways, war game terrain, doll houses, model architecture and just about any other type of model making you can think of!
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*Links to other related video’s*
DIY Static grass applicator:
DIY Static grass tufts:
Making free ground cover:
Cheap and easy trees:
This list is still under construction so be sure to check back in the next couple of days to see the updated list.
Base board – KNAUF Insulation Foam Board
Mod Podge undiluted
Mod Podge diluted 3:1 with water
Plaster of Paris
DIY: Static Grass Applicator THE MOST VALUABLE TOOL FOR MAKING SCENERY!!!
*Building the road*
Woodland Scenics Road Paving Tape
1.5mm Width Balsa Wood
Woodland Scenics Smooth-It
CA Glue Thin AKA Super Glue
Rustoleum Flat Grey Primer
Rustoleum White Primer
Rustoleum Satin Ivory Silk
Tamiya 5mm Flexible Masking Tape
Tamiya 6mm Masking Tape
Painters low adhesive Masking Tape
Woodland Scenics Asphalt Top Coat
0.8mm Felt Marker for road patch highlights and road cracks
Woodland Scenics Gravel
Yellow Ochre Pastel
AIM Weathering Products – Dark Earth
Midwest Cork Road Bed
Peco Code 83 Flex Track
Tamiya Hull Red
Woodland Scenics Fine Ballast Grey Blend
*Other Scenic Elements*
Mininature Static Grass – 6mm Early Autumn & 6mm Late Autumn mixed 50/50
Mininature Static Grass – 2mm Early Autumn
Woodland Scenics Coarse Turf – Light Green & Medium Green
Woodland Scenics Fine Turf – Burnt Grass and Weeds
MP Scenery Products – Blossom Flowering Fine Turf, I don’t make mention of this product in the video however there are some small patches of purple and red in a few spots on the diorama.
Woodland Scenics Fine Leaf Foliage – Olive Green
DIY: Sifted dirt mixed 50/50 with Sandalwood Grout
DIY: Ground up leaves and bark
DIY: Trees and twigs used to make homemade tree armatures
Noch Leaves – Olive Green (For DIY trees)
Woodland Scenics Rock Molds
Plaster of Paris
Vallejo Paint – Deck Tan, White, Mud Brown and Black Wash
*Signs and Signal*
Busch Crossing Signals
(Link to making your own street signs)
Green Screen by Nicolas Major, Licensed from
Rhodesia by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
– MRH columnist Ken Patterson’s March 2018 What’s Neat column:
– Bachmann’s new On30 0-6-0
– Modeling coal loads
– Korea Brass track cleaner/vacuum
– BTS sawmill project update
– Athearn’s new HO Challenger
– Drone footage, great runbys, and more …
Get even more great FREE how-tos for model railroading on the Model Railroad Hobbyist website. This video is just part of the TOTALLY FREE March 2018 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine.
Welcome back to Hither Green TMD in O gauge, 7mm scale, project Chunnel.
Today, We see the completed Traverser, and have a shunt around with Heljan class 33 sound fitted with Legomanbiffo sound, and Dapol class 08 09 shunter with Paul Chetter sound
The next video should be some wagon weathering, in the meantime, lets play trains