Moving Mountains: Building Realistic Hills & Mountains for Your Layout

All good model railroads start with a flat plywood base, but unless you happen to be modeling the farmland of the midwest, it will soon become apparent that the real world rarely has this appearance.  Hills and mountains are a great way to add scenic interest to your railroad and to develop the believability of …

Winter Landscaping: Tips and Tricks for Creating a Winter Layout

At this time of year, we’re all thinking about what we can do to create an inspirational winter layout, teeming with realism and seasonal features that makes us feel like we’ve stepped into a true winter wonderland.  Let’s take a look at how you can create a stunning winter layout by following a few simple …

Woodland Scenics Built & Ready Rustic Water Tower

When picturing a small North American town, there are several iconic structures which will almost universally come to mind. A white, steepled church, a railroad depot, perhaps a bandstand, and almost always, a water tower. Constructed at a height tall enough to distribute pressurized, potable tap water, water towers are a common fixture of both …