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How to Add Greenery to Your Model Layout

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How to Add Greenery to Your Model Layout

There are various details when it comes to putting together a model railroad. When decorating your scenery, it's important to take note of the various methods to choose from in order to best suit your needs. Here are a few methods to help you along the way: Sawdust- One of the oldest methods in the book, hobbyists have been utilizing sawdust in their scenery for years.This is one of the cheapest and easiest methods to use. You can easily apply the sawdust with a layer of clear-drying adhesive before sealing it. Various manufacturers also sell it pre-painted for added effect. The...

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5 Tips and Tricks for Detailing a Modern Boxcar

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5 Tips and Tricks for Detailing a Modern Boxcar

When it comes to your model railroad layout it's important to note what era you're theme is and consider the important details. Boxcars play a vital role in your layout as they've been used for years to transport goods across North America. When utilizing modern boxcars, it's important to maintain consistency for a realistic railway approach. Here are five tips and tricks for detailing a modern boxcar: 1.) Reflective Strips - Initially designed to prevent accidents and collisions on unprotected or dimly lit crossings, reflective strips allow for greater visibility at night. It's important to remember this detail when decorating your modern boxcar. ...

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3 Tips to Make Your Model Railway More Realistic

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3 Tips to Make Your Model Railway More Realistic

Building a model railway can be time consuming and tedious... especially if you are aiming for a more realistic approach. Here are three tips to help make your model railway more realistic. 1. People - The presence of people is essential when it comes to making your model railway appear more realistic. In particular, people breathe life into your model. Think about it... when you take a look around the world, there are people everywhere. People walking around cities, on trains, walking throughout parks, etc. Pay attention to minor details, especially people.  Details also include what the people are doing....

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The World's Largest Model Railway

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The World's Largest Model Railway
Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany holds the Guinness World Record for the world's largest model railway. 

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Creating a Backdrop for your Model Railroad Layout

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Creating a Backdrop for your Model Railroad Layout
Creating a backdrop for your model railroad enhances your scenery and helps to set the tone of your model railway

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