Corn fields

BNSF FAN Jul 9, 2000

  1. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Does anyone have any good suggestions on how to model corn fields? Thanks for any info.
    Richard Turney

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  2. Craig Martyn

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    I don't know how to make corn fields, but I do know how to make rows of crops.

    Take a piece of corrugated card board, dip it in warm water and let it sit. Then come back and peel up the top layer leaving you will the corrugated part up.

    Let it dry, glue on layout and have at it.

    Sorda the same thing, hope this helps.

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  3. mdrzycimski

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    There was an article a few years back in NScale (I think) that showed how to model a corn field in the tall green state (before harvest time). You use a green outdoor doormat (the rough plastic kind that simulates grass). Use scissors to start removing pieces to make rows. Then use needle-nose pliers to bend and squash the remaining pieces to resemble leaves. The mat was cut to size and "planted" in the layout using dirt or dark brown ground foam turf. Looked pretty good after they finished.

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  4. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Four (4) references for you to chase up on modelling cornfields -

    Model Railroader - April 1993
    Rail Model Journal - June 1995
    Railroad Model Craftsman - October 1998
    Mainline Modeler - August 1999

    Gary.

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  5. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  6. virtual-bird

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Alan:
    Gats - how can you keep coming up with all this information? Is your brain a database [​IMG]

    Or have you been searching the web again?
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    Im laplinking into it first to download..

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  7. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Guys,

    For a great magazine index, you must try Jeff Scherb's (now Kalmbach's) great database at http://www.index.mrmag.com/
    I use it often to hunt down information for my projects.

    And no, Bruce, you can't laplink [​IMG]

    Gary.

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