looking for ideas - making century plants

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by nachoman, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    I will have a need for a few of these on my layout:


    anyone have ideas on how to make a few in HO scale? I'll probably want arund two dozen. Because of some past experiences with critters, I prefer to stay away from natural materials. I think the "stalk" can be made with wire armatures, but the base...??

  2. Jac's Lines

    Jac's Lines Member

    I've got a book called Scenery and Techniques from Model Railroader that suggests a wire or twig stalk and a base made by cutting off the the ends of the plastic pine needle clusters from X-mas decorations for a century plant. Tis the season, so you might scour the dollar stores. The photo in the book looks like a close approximation to me...
  3. Wabash Banks

    Wabash Banks Member

    Hmmmm, watcha doing with that century plant on the layout????? Plant enough of them and a distillery will pop up! Century plants are in the Agavi family....

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