Supplies Needed for 4x8 layout

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Newbie52, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Newbie52

    Newbie52 New Member

    I was wondering if anyone might have any ideas on how much Woodland Scenics, grass product and foliage one might need for a 4x8 layout with about 70% being landscaped. I mean how many of their foliage bags, I was thinking about 4 and about 3 canisters of 3 colors of grass product, with 1 bottle of the Woodland Scenic cement. Hopefully this is not a stupid question but I am trying to buy supplies now and will begin building when I retire next year. Pete
  2. eddieb

    eddieb New Member

    That is a really hard question to answer. It depends on a number of factors, including the type of terrain you are modelling - winter, summer, dessert, rocky, how sparce you intend on scenicing your layout.

    One trick I have learned is paint the base coat the same or similar colour as the ground foam you intend on using.

    As far as I am concerned, you can never have enough scenery products and you will need additional stocks just in case you damage your layout so that you can perform repairs.

    Woodland Scenics actually sells a kit that will scenic an 8x4 area, although I have never used it, but based on my experience with other Woodland Scenic products, you will probably need that and more to complete your project.

    On another note, if you have a blender, some foam and some paint, you could always make your own ground foam products. This is an economical way to make scenery products, but make sure you don't use your wife's good blender!

    I am sure that you will get quite a bit of feedback on this thread. I hope my comments help.

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