Sunday, 5 January 2014

N Gauge Model Railway Layout Restoration Part 19 Basic Scenery Created

N gauge micro layout scenery with first coat of scenic scatter added
 
I applied a coat of green scenic scatter over the re-modelled railway layout scenery which had been painted with a base coat of green emuslion.  The almost 'instant' change in the appearance of the micro layout when the scenic scatter was applied was very motivating.  After the first layer of scenic scatter was added I found it much easier to visualise where I would add scratch built N gauge model trees, bushes and other scenic features.
 
 
Scenic scatter added up to the edge of the ballast and goods yards
 
It is important to try to undertake railway modelling tasks in the correct order so that creation of one part of the railway layout scenery does not spoil earlier work in other areas.  I allowed plenty of time for the painted muddy areas detailed in my blog post dated 31 December 2013 to dry and also made sure that the newly ballasted areas detailed in blog post dated 03 January 2014 were completely dry.  The new scenic scatter was applied up to the edge of the ballast and muddy areas at the edge of the goods yards.  If paint and freshly laid ballast were not fully dry, scenic scatter could have accidentally stuck to these parts of the model railway landscape.
 
 
N gauge model bridge with scenic scatter applied to surrounding landscape
 
The scenic scatter added around the model bridge helped to blend the feature into the micro layout scenery.
 
 
Road edges clearly defined by adding scatter to the model scenery
 
The newly applied scenic scatter helped to define the edges of the road which was created earlier.
 
 
View over the micro layout model scenery showing revised landscape contours
 
All of the work to reshape the model railway landscape described in my blog post dated 05 December 2013 and subsequent posts was evident in the new contours over the revised scenery.  Design of new features for the remaining flat areas on the railway layout baseboard became much easier to explore in relation to the model railway scenery already created.

The sides and ends of the model railway layout baseboard were also coated with PVA and a coat of green scenic scatter applied.  I find that it is worth coating the outer faces of the model railway baseboard framework to create a tidy overall appearance.

This is one of my N gauge scenic model railway layouts. To see more model railway layout baseboards I have designed and built visit my website www.brianford.co.uk.

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