The Trains · January 9, 2021 0

I’m getting railroaded…

Here’s something I learned. Acrylic white mixed with a color they call “coffee” equals a nice gray. Acrylic white mixed with India ink, equals a particularly unpleasant shade of black. Hoping to paint over it but it’s a long shot.

Even more lessons learned putting together a train layout. I told Frank, why don’t we just cover that little hill with shrubs, and see how that looks?

HO scale shrub hill

As it turns out, the reindeer moss and other moss that is suitable for HO shrubs (I guess), cannot simply be slapped down into a little puddle of glue; the stems need to be removed. This hill looks like a bunch of old Christmas trees and whatnot were tossed down the hill, like this is Alice’s Restaurant.