Model Railroad Scenery using Extruded Foam - Tutorial

okane Mar 19, 2007

  1. okane

    okane TrainBoard Supporter

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    Model Railroad Scenery using Extruded Foam


    Here is a 9 part tutorial on this topic that a friend pointed me too. Each runs on average of about 8 minutes.

    I found this quite interesting and informative a picture is worth a thousand words, hope you enjoy this as well.

    Part 1 - YouTube - Model Railroad Scenery using Extruded Foam: Part 1

    Part 2 - YouTube - Model Railroad Scenery using Extruded Foam: Part 2

    Part 3 - YouTube - Model Railroad Scenery using Extruded Foam: Part 3

    Part 4 - YouTube - Model Railroad Scenery using Extruded Foam: Part 4

    Part 5 - YouTube - Model Railroad Scenery using Extruded Foam: Part 5

    Part 6 - YouTube - Model Railroad Scenery using Extruded Foam: Part 6

    Part 7 - YouTube - Model Railroad Scenery using Extruded Foam: Part 7

    Part 8 - YouTube - Model Railroad Scenery using Extruded Foam: Part 8

    Part 9 - YouTube - Model Railroad Scenery using Extruded Foam: Part 9
     
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  2. mjdx88

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    Thanks for the post Owen, =) i just watched the first one....this looks pretty detailed. Can this be made a sticky?
     
  3. HemiAdda2d

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    It sure can! ;) I need to take the time to watch those....
     
  4. okane

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    Hemi, thanks I was thinking about doing that, got side tracked after I posted. These get quite detailed as he goes through each stage. I was amazed that the greatest amount of time was spent carving and contouring the foam. The grass, ground cover took a lot less time than I thought.

    These have really helped me to visualize what I need to do.
     
  5. MK

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    Awesome videos! I only saw the first few minutes of a few and I love them. Need to come back and watch them all when I have time. Please keep this as a sticky!
     
  6. onegreenturtle

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    dear owen, thanks alot. being new to this hobby this will come in very handy. again thank you,:thumbs_up: james nichols
     
  7. Fotheringill

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    I will be carefully watching and listening to the entire set since I will be using foam in my expansion.
     
  8. mjdx88

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    So i tired out the tips shown in the videos tonight...and let me just say wow. My rock formations came out amazing and very easy to do. You dont need any of the tools that where shown in the video other than the metal ruler and some sand paper. I will post some pics later, the paint is drying and i need to add some flock.
     
  9. Steve Brown

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    Great videos just watched all of them and there are some great ideas.
    thanks for posting the links.
    Steve
     
  10. iamlittlejon971

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    great clips! i am new to model railroading as some of you may know and it is quite helpful. i used to be into tabletop wargaming such as warhammer and such. that required scenery in which most popular was to use this foam stuff. i actually have a tabletop landscape, i should try to make it into a railroad.
     
  11. train1

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    Seems like you've helped out quite a few modellers with one single reply on this thread Owen. The vids will come in handy.
    Haven't heard how your layout progress is coming.....what's new ?
     
  12. Lownen

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    They need to make this a "sticky". I'm going to want to re-visit it as I progress.
     
  13. MANDONY

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    This is a great opportunity to mix with paperwad-plaster sheets to do buildups.

    I noticed that the moderator on the youtube coughs quite a bit. A paper respirator should be used when carving.

    For small layouts, like N Z, the XACTO type razor saw blades could be useful too.
     
  14. virgule

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    Yes, absolutely! Carving this stuff or simply breaking a piece in two actually spew very fine particles that hang in the air for you to breath. It also build up static electricity which make the particles stick to you... then you get the urge to scratch your nose...

    You can see this very well at the 4th minute mark of part 2. Nastly:tb-ooh:
     
  15. jhn_plsn

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    The links to the videos no longer work?
     
  16. DiezMon

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    sure they do.. I just tried them.

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiCSW3Pn5gw&annotation_id=annotation_430834&feature=iv"]YouTube- Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]
     
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  18. Mike C

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    Links do not seem to work anymore......Mike
     
  19. r_i_straw

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  20. MC Fujiwara

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    If you go to Evert's YouTube channel, you can see a whole bunch o' tutorials, from paving roads to handlaying a curved turnout.
    What can I say: the dude documents pretty much everything he does, and shares it. Good man, good stuff!
    [And he coughs through most of them: I'm guessing it's allergies to the cat that walks over his layout from time to time ;) ]
     

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