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Model Railroad Scenery


Model Train Scenery - vegetation

Model Railroad Scenery is what makes your railroad come alive!  Plywood and tracks provide only a simple skeleton of the train layout.  To capture the true art of model railroading, you definitely need some scenery.  Your trains need a place to live, a purpose for existing - transporting goods and passengers from one place to another. The scenery and structures define what those places are.

One third of the space on your layout should be dedicated to scenery according to the unwritten rule book on designing and building model railroads.  Of course, if it's your layout, you don't have to follow any rules.  However, if you want to enjoy all the wonderful aspects of model railroading, you will definitely want some scenery. 

Some model railroaders never get into scenery because they just don't know how to get started with it. The Model Train Scenery section of the website has multiple easy-to-read pages on developing your own model scenery - from terrain, mountains, rocks and cliffs to ground cover, layers of vegetation, trees , rivers and waterfalls. There are also some great books out there related to model railroad scenery that helped me a great deal when I started doing this and I'm sure they could help you as well. 

Within this category of our store, I have listed the best quality items I could find that will provide you with the supplies that you need to begin developing your scenery. Even if you are an advanced model railroader and wish to rejuvenate your layout or build a new one, you will find most of what you need here. If you can't find what you're looking for, let us know and we'll find it for you.

Also included in this section are some DVDs showing beautiful scenery that others have created in the name of model railroading. If you want to see what's possible and if you need inspiration, watch one or two of the videos presented here and you will see what I mean about how artful and enjoyable this hobby can be with the right scenery.


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