My Library - Magazine Articles By Bill Henderson

A Reprise for Weeds

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-06
Page:
69
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
The author stumbled on some fiber intended for use in aquarium filters, and discovered a great way to model light, airy brushes.

Add Depth to Your Forests

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-05
Page:
99
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
Using craft stores' "baby's breath" dried flowers, the author describes how he adds 3D depth to the layout's backdrops when modeling dense, distant forests.

Landscaping by Guess (and by Gosh)

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1998-08
Page:
82
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Scale:
HO
Description:
Blending 3D items with the background, modeling rivers and their banks, building rock out of rotten wood, integrating building flats, and adding vegetation that even surprises the builder him- or herself. Tips include such things as materials such as 3M synthetic steel wool and nylon scouring pads have enough texture to represent brambles and brush as seen on the lower embankment.

Tunnel Through the Wall

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-07
Page:
84
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he hid an unsightly hole in the wall by modeling a coal breaker plant on one side and a coal unloading shed on the other side. He also describes how he dealt with hiding a pole in his layout, by curving the back drop around it, while the track goes into a tunnel behind it.