Monday, 15 April 2013

Polbrook Gurney Colliery Update - static grass

Today the static grass came out, three layers (various makes) working from greens through to straw shades on top. The grass on the track will need a little trim - that's where a fresh disposable razor comes in - just draw it along the rail tops.

The first tree is in, it being salvaged from Polbrock. More will run along the rear in a random fashion along the lines of an over grown hedgerow, but without over crowding the scene, I like the feeling of space.

"An ex-L&YR 'Pug' propels a short rake of wagons up the gradient toward Polbrook Gurney Upper Pit. The Cornish engine can just be seen beyond the bridge.

I'll take you through the construction of this layout in Model Rail magazine, starting a new series from the May issue which is on sale from 18 April 2013.


  1. I think I'm going to be hooked to this new series

    *rushes out to buy the latest issue*

    Seriously, the grass looks amazing and shows that for serious modelling, you can't just make do with Teddy Bear Fur and scatter :)

  2. Very impressive indeed. The grass, as mentioned already by someone, looks excellent. The whole scene works.


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