I've seen a partially completed Woodland Scenics layout kit in a local
franchise hobby outlet. It basically is a big box with instructions and
all the scenery materials required for the layout. You still have to do
the same cutting, gluing, plaster cloth application, painting and turf
application you would do if you purchased all the supplies separately. I
haven't compared the price of the kit to the price of the separately
purchased supplies though.
Everyone has talent; most haven't brought it out yet. Start with
go slowly at first, and watch your skills grow. There truly are
people with more
aptitude than others - but anybody who can pick up his name and sign
credit-card receipts can, with practice, and enough time, develop
for nearly any modeling project. Don't take "no" for an answer, most
I've never put this kit together; my first layout was just snap-track
nailed to a
4x4 sheet of 3/8" plywood with no frame :) but I can tell you general
Patience is what you most need. If you feel intimidated by lack of
don't think of the project as a whole. Think of the current step.
Think, "I need
to spread glue on this riser, then place it on this baseboard and let
That's not so hard, right? Think of the current step, not the next.
"I need to cut this and glue it down and..." Think instead, "I'm
going to cut this
piece exactly 12" long, and make the end square". Instead of rushing
things, enjoy the lesser intoxication of working slowly and with
care. I can't
emphasize enough how important patience is when you are starting out
new craft. Work only fifteen minutes a day on the project if that
You will find that you learn more this way, and your work will quickly
President, a box of track and some plans.
Here is some good tips and trix to make nice trees!
Sorry the text is in Swedish only, Pictures says more than word anyway!
It's like learning to play the violin. Read, practice, learn, practice,
talk to the experts, practice. If you're not happy with the results, rip it
out and try again. I think the designing and building gives more hours of
enjoyment than watching the trains go round. Most experts weren't born that
way, they just got into doing what they enjoyed, and were happy putting in
the years and getting better every day.
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