How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery – 2nd edition – is the book for you, if you are a model railroader and searching for a fast, easy way to build scenery. The book introduces the Water-Soluble method of building scenery. Simply by following the step-by-step descriptions in the book, you can build excellent scenery.
How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery – 2nd edition starts with designing scenery with plans and models. This is explained in Chapter 1. The plan includes but is not limited to determining the railroad era want to model and the railroad you want to prototype. You need to think about the geology or lack of and the theme of the scenes you want to model. The second chapter explains how to build the scenic forms. The author takes you step by step through the process of forming the base shells that form the scenery you want to create.
The third chapter of How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery 2nd edition goes over colors, textures and adhesives that you need to use in the process. Chapter 4-7 deal with rocks, rubble, finishing textures, trees, foliage and modeling water. Chapters 8 and 9 go into detail on how to make a scene look realistic using backdrop scenery and detailed foreground scenery.
Chapters 10 of the book deals with special situations and special effects. “Live” scenery is explained in this chapter. The book also discusses weathering scenery, using pastel chalks, watercolors, urethane foam rocks and many other techniques. the backdrops, background scenery and foreground scenery. Chapters 11 explains how to model the changing seasons. The last chapter even deals with rejuvenating old scenery on your layout.
How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery- 2nd edition covers topics from planning a scene and to how to make it look realistic on your model railroad. If you are building a model railroad this book will be help you make it better with realistic looking scenery. This book is a must for the serious model railroader who wants his layout to look beautiful and realistic.