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Author:  winced36 [ Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Trees for the tinplate layout

This time of year (November/December), there are many commercially available "trees" out there for the tinplater. Here's a couple I picked up from the dollar-bin at Target:
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The base is a simple wood disc painted gold, so, depending on one's personal tastes, a bit of rework required. Still, an alternative to the bottle-brush conifer.

Author:  javinda [ Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Trees for the tinplate layout

Oh wow. I have to get there; these would look amazing with some super fine glitter or truly vintage with some mica.

Author:  winced36 [ Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Trees for the tinplate layout

In his book Trains from Grandfather's Attic, Peter Riddle suggested using small pinecones to represent conifer trees on the layout. A bit of paint, some flock or snow/glitter, and they look pretty good. An inexpensive way to forest the pike.

Trains from Grandfather's Attic is an excellent book, by the way, well worth having if you're into prewar tinplate. A comprehensive look at trains from before WWII, it covers equipment, accessories, repairs, modifications, and a host of other topics. I've read it cover-to-cover a number of times; a really great book.

Paul II

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