How To Make Rocks For Your Model Railroad Scenery

Want to create some rocks for your model railroad scenery that are easy to make and easy to paint?

Then check out the video below because Woodlands Scenics provides the perfect solution using Lightweight Hydrocal and rock molds.

Click the video to play and turn up your speakers…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28s6Peq_m3I[/youtube]

Items used in the video:

UPDATE:

I just got this informative email from a reader which will certainly help you… Thanks Perry 🙂

Dan, I use Hydrocal as well. But, once the mixture firms up, and while it is still pliable, I pin the moulds to the area I want them on.  They dry in place and stick to the hill/mountain without glue.

Usually my hills are made from 1″ foam insulation. I also add a small drop of dish soap to the interior mould (prior to use) smeared lightly, so as to provide an easy release from the mould when dry.

I use large safety pins to keep the mould in place while drying. These are bent open to force the mould tight to the surface. The pins are inserted through the edges of the mould and are large enough to swivel over the mould.

You can build a large area this way and then paint the whole thing as one unit. Cheers Perry Doig

Here’s a photo of Perry’s amazing rock work… click the image for a larger version.

Perry Doig's model railroad showing the great rock work and model train sceneryclick the image for a larger version

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Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan fell in love with model trains at the age of six when he visited an NMRA Convention in Seattle with his father. Forty two years later, his passion remains just as strong. After achieving a successful career in architecture, Dan’s particular interest is within layouts and buildings. With a wealth of knowledge on the subject, Dan loves nothing more than sharing this with others and is delighted in the forum of members who are brought together over the hobby they have in common. Dan lives with his wife Helen in Washington. As a professional painter, Helen has learnt through Dan about Model Trains and they now enjoy working on projects together. The only member of the family who isn’t allowed to join in is their over-enthusiastic Labrador called William who has been strictly banned from the workshop! You can find Dan on Google here!
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Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan fell in love with model trains at the age of six when he visited an NMRA Convention in Seattle with his father. Forty two years later, his passion remains just as strong. After achieving a successful career in architecture, Dan’s particular interest is within layouts and buildings. With a wealth of knowledge on the subject, Dan loves nothing more than sharing this with others and is delighted in the forum of members who are brought together over the hobby they have in common. Dan lives with his wife Helen in Washington. As a professional painter, Helen has learnt through Dan about Model Trains and they now enjoy working on projects together. The only member of the family who isn’t allowed to join in is their over-enthusiastic Labrador called William who has been strictly banned from the workshop! You can find Dan on Google here!