Terrain for Trains
Customer Photo File -- Page 2

Joe Scavo of Brea, California, wanted to build a
model train layout for his father; he wanted it to be a relatively effortless task and when finished, to run trouble free. He chose our High Sierra and Kato Unitrack. As can be seen in the photo, Joe altered the track plan, eliminating the front passing siding and five switches. His scenery work is outstanding with dozens of trees, lots of bushes and lush grassy ground cover. Even though Joe used two Kato truss bridges, they look quite different thanks to the two colors.

His use of bushes and foliage under the bridge at the rear is a great example of how to hide the foundation steps for the timber trestle. All the buildings are "out-of-the-box" ready to use types from Bachmann, Model Power and Life Like. The layout is also enhanced by the many cars, trucks and people that have been given homes and jobs here.







The family residing at the farm house has a game of Croquet under way in the side yard, while patrons of the Railroad Hotel look on from the second floor walkway. Notice the realistic use of ground cover, road paving, and Woodland Scenics trees.




The details on Joe's layout even extend to the pond where he used Envirotech 2-part epoxy for the water, adding fallen logs and limbs along the shore and in the water. Have you spotted the fisherman sitting on a fallen tree on the shore? Additional rocks (Woodland Scenics Talus) have been added at the base of the mountain, creating a very realistic scene.

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