A first pass of scenery at the car barn

NS&T 8 on the lead track to the storage yard.

I enjoy creating scenery and think a good static grass applicator is one of the best investments a hobbyist can make. (Mine is the Grasmaster from Noch, which I highly recommend. It has provided reliable service for more than a decade.) There’s nothing else that transforms a model railway quite like spreading some glue about and firing up Old Sparky.

One of the advantages of working from home is that it’s easy to steal a few minutes here and there between corporate commitments to pour a bit of ballast, spread a bit of dilute glue, and apply greenery. I’ve been doing that on my NS&T Car Barn layout over the past couple of weeks and the results can be seen in these photos.

NS&T 8 pulls a pair of boxcars from the storage yard.

Photos spanning several decades show the Welland Avenue property was quite overgrown through much of its life. I’m trying to reflect that in my S scale interpretation of it.

This is a first pass. I plan to add more details – after I finish the two in-progress background structures seen in the above photos. But for now, I’m happy to no longer be looking at bare track on an expanse of cork.

Published by Trevor

Lifelong model railway enthusiast and retired amateur shepherd who trained a border collie to work sheep. Professional writer and editor, with some podcasting and Internet TV presenting work thrown in for good measure.

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