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Build the Black River Junction - part 3

Adding scenery from the hills to the river and building a road in between
Good looking scenery includes a variety of layered textures and colors. We’ll take a look at how to build some of those first scenic layers on our HO scale project railroad, including this hillside.
Bill Zuback photo

You may be surprised to find that the biggest part of building our HO Black River Junction project railroad wasn’t the benchwork, trackwork, or even wiring the layout for DCC. In the end, the scenery took the Model Railroader staff the most time to build.

Actually, once you stop and think about it, that fact shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. If you look at most any finished model railroad, or any real railroad for that matter, you’ll find that a relatively small percentage of it is taken up by the railroad itself. Instead, the larger portion of space is filled with the towns, industries, rivers, and hills that surround the trains.

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