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 photographs 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 structures, Paul Scoles' methods can be applied to any model railroad representing any modeling era or scale.
Updated from the pages of Railroad Model Craftsman. Building Scenery with Paul Scoles is updated and refreshed with new photographs 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.
Foreword by Chris Lane, pp. 5-8;
Realistic Track, pp. 9-12;
Ground Cover, pp. 13-16;
Ground Cover Tricks, pp. 17-20;
Steep Slopes, pp. 21-23;
River Banks, pp. 24-26;
Ballast, pp. 27-30;
Water, pp. 31-33;
Douglas Firs, pp. 34-42;
Deciduous Trees, pp. 43-46;
Hidden Feeders, pp. 47-50;
Rock Casting, pp. 51-56;
Coloring Rock Castings, pp. 57-59;
Paver Sand Ground Cover, pp. 60-63;
Rough Waters, pp. 64-67;
More Deciduous Trees, pp. 68-70;
Details, pp. 71-73;
Using Real Concrete, pp. 74-77;
Winter Ground Cover and Snow, pp. 78-80;
Bare Winter Trees, pp. 81-83;
Urban Details, pp. 84-86;
Finishing Touches, pp. 87-96.
Carstens Publications, softcover, 96 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., Color photographs.