Take your scenery to the next level!
Ever wonder how to build that beautiful scenery you see in the pages of Railroad Model Craftsman? Wonder no more! Expert scenery builder Paul Scoles shares his techniques, tools and methods, taking you through the process of scenery building step by step. Enhanced with additional photos and text, "Building Scenery with Paul Scoles" puts years of scenery building experience right into your hands.
You can create beautiful scenery
Not sure where to start? Looking for foolproof methods? Paul Scoles takes you through the steps to create beautiful scenery and terrains for your model railroads and dioramas. Breaking down the process into simple steps, you'll quickly learn how to work with various materials to create the look you're after. Learn how to create convincing rock castings, install them on your model railroad, and apply realistic coloring effects. The results will be nothing short of amazing!
From concrete jungles to lush forests
Convincing roads and structures are just as much a part of scenery as are rivers and trees. Paul Scoles introduces new methods and materials for making realistic streets and parking areas, and how to blend in these man-made features into the natural surroundings of your model railroad. Real streets are made from concrete... Why not use it for your model? This new book will show you how!
Bring on the snow
Scenery on your model railroad can be anything you want it to be, representing any time of year! Special chapters highlight how to create the effects of old snowfall and bare winter trees on your model railroad or diorama. The results will make you reach for your hot cocoa.
Appropriate for any era, any scale
One of the great things about scenery is that few features are scale-specific. Aside from certain trees and man-made strutures, Paul Scoles' methods can be applied to any model railroad representing any modeling era or scale.
Updated from the pages of RMC
From the pages of Railroad Model Craftsman, Buidling Scenery with Paul Scoles is updated and refreshed with new photos and additional information. This book is an essential new book for any model railroader looking to build realistic scenic effects. From the basics of ground cover to building tall evergreens and detailed deciduous trees, from enhancing track to applying ballast, from creating deep riverbeds and making convincing water, Paul Scoles' methods will make you feel comfortable learning new skills and ideas.
Don't let a lack of scenery on your layout hold you back from realizing your dream... Order your copy today!
Softbound, 96 pages, color.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Chris Lane
Chapter 1 - Realistic Track
Chapter 2 - Ground Cover
Chapter 3 - Ground Cover Tricks
Chapter 4 - Steep Slopes
Chapter 5 - River Banks
Chapter 6 - Ballast
Chapter 7 - Water
Chapter 8 - Douglas Firs
Chapter 9 - Deciduous Trees
Chapter 10 - Hidden Feeders
Chapter 11 - Rock Casting
Chapter 12 - Coloring Rock Castings
Chapter 13 - Paver Sand Ground Cover
Chapter 14 - Rough Waters
Chapter 15 - More Deciduous Trees
Chapter 16 - Details
Chapter 17 - Using Real Concrete
Chapter 18 - Winter Ground Cover & Snow
Chapter 19 - Bare Winter Trees
Chapter 20 - Urban Details
Chapter 21 - Finishing Touches