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Stour Valley Dream - layering grass texture

Fen End Pit

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Thanks to some encouragement from one of my friends this week I got around to trying to layer some additional grass textures on the cutting sides. I used Peco Scene Layering Spray which worked pretty well, it doesn't seem to colour the existing grass but holds the next layer of static grass securely. Getting different lengths and colours of grass fibres makes quite a difference to the overall look.

 

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The pickup goods approaches the overbridge on its way from Clare to Cavendish.

 

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Cambridge bound Cravens DMU crosses over into the loop and heads over the small girder bridge.

 

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The same train pictured from the overbridge, I think the cutting sides look a lot better now we have some additional layers of static grass.

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I also managed to get some work done on the coal siding, adding some coal pens and sacks of coal (3d printed from the thingyverse). I need to make some coal scales and a suitable shed.

 

David

 

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Really nice, great attention to detail overall, love the point rodding and the fence post wires.

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On 08/11/2019 at 14:59, NXEA! said:

Where is your ballast from? Looks super. 

Hi NXEA

 

The ballast is just Woodland Scenics medium grey with a wisp of Railmatch sleeper grime over the top.

 

David

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David.

The layered static grass looks very effective. The shots of the layout are wonderful and you are certainly capturing the atmosphere and look of a country railway.

Does look like a bit of vacuuming of the track might be required.

Dave.

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I always like to see pictures of your layout.

I have not looked frequently the past several months, due personal circumstances and doing research for my collection of Oxford cars.

Wish you a nice Christmas holiday and a good and healthy 2020.

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