Winter all the time

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pcarrell

Just a guy
I like winter. I know some of you don't, but I do.

Since that is the case, I'm thinking of doing a perminant winter season for my latest layout, but I've not done one before. Since I model Maine, this shouldn't be too big of a stretch of the imagination at all.

Any tips from those of you who've done it? I know to stay away from baking soda, but what other things can you pass along from your experience?
 

SpaceMouse

Fun Lover
Phillip!

Welcome to the light side.

No one here ever gets a kettle brewing like they do over there. Just fun and frieinds.

Never did snow, although Woodland Scenics makes a shake-out fuzzy for it.
 

pcarrell

Just a guy
Hey Chip! What up?

Yeah, I saw their stuff and it looks pretty good.

I'm wondering a bit about how snow will hold up over the long haul too. Will it stay pretty white? I've got my layout going into a dedicated, climate controlled train room (spare bedroom), so dirt and dust should be at a minimum.

So, anyone able to shed light on any of this?
 

SpaceMouse

Fun Lover
Hey Chip! What up?

Yeah, I saw their stuff and it looks pretty good.

I'm wondering a bit about how snow will hold up over the long haul too. Will it stay pretty white? I've got my layout going into a dedicated, climate controlled train room (spare bedroom), so dirt and dust should be at a minimum.

So, anyone able to shed light on any of this?
I've got an airbrush that says it will. :)
 

grove den

naturally natural trees
IIIII' m dreaming of a......my be next year

Phillip: You're brave to take the challenge of making a winter layout. I like winter a lot too.
About the fact that it will stay ..... forever, I am not shure because dust comes/goes/kreeps every where!! So the hint of Spacemouse is a good one .
I did not make a layout with winter as item but I've seen many of them on exibitions/mrr events. Most of all they made the snow with plaster of paris for snow that has to look like 10 inches thick and 2 or 3 layers of latexwallpaint( of course WHITE) for snow less than 1 inch.
Most of the problems to model snow, I think, you have to solve by yourself, but that is just the fun of it,
I could look up some tips and tricks from how to do/make.. but you'r still in the "thinking phase" so just let me know if it is time for it...

Jos

ps I add a pic. it is in HO scale so not N
 

Pdragon

New Member
pcarrell - I use WS snow and found it met all my needs. Of these needs, clean-up was the most important followed by visual reality. All snow gets dirty after a time and I wanted something I could easily clean up and change out. WS snow vacs up very well and is easily replaced. If you're looking for a real snow storm, this stuff, plows, shovels, piles and almost anything else you think the real stuff does. I'm not into 'big storms' as it tends to hide a lot of the detail of the layout buuuutttt, it also hides so places and things you might want to hide! I don't use the 'springler' cap of the jar. Rather, I find I have better control just spreading it with a small spoon.

Hope this helps. Like to see some pics when you're done.

Dick


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Steve B

Firefighter
I was looking into doing a winter layout but decided against it, the groundcover would be easy though, especially if you went for heavy snowfall
 

OldGettysk

Running the MC & Buffalo
Snow scenes look great . I use to use a spray snow out of a can . you can control how much and where you want it to go !
 




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