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    Timothy Leerhoff NNTP User

    Model Railroaders....

    If you need weed tufts here is a cheap way to make them.
    http://ardleybridge.fotopic.net/c1412580.html

    If you want to make your own pine trees ask and I can walk you through
    how to make some pretty nice looking ones (4-9") using galvanized wire,
    masking tape, wisk broom bristles, chopped up hemp rope, fine ground
    foam, some paint (trunk color mainly), and aquanet to hold it togehter.
    Tools - vise grips/pilers, cordless drill with a hook in the chuck,
    wire cutters

    You can see pics of the trees and the latest from my build on facebook,
    or http://community.webshots.com/user/timothysysop look under the model
    railroad album.

    --
    Timothy

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    Re: Model Railroaders....

    Hey Timothy Leerhoff:

    >If you want to make your own pine trees ask and I can walk you through
    >how to make some pretty nice looking ones (4-9") using galvanized wire,
    >masking tape, wisk broom bristles, chopped up hemp rope, fine ground
    >foam, some paint (trunk color mainly), and aquanet to hold it togehter.
    >Tools - vise grips/pilers, cordless drill with a hook in the chuck,
    >wire cutters


    Or I can go down to my local Walgreens or Walmart after Christmas and buy
    a package of 3 trees for model villages for 25 cents. Did that last year
    and got some real nice ones. Of course, I don't have the satisfaction of
    building my own but.......

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    Kim (4/3/2009 10:13:12 AM Mountain)

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    Timothy Leerhoff NNTP User

    Re: Model Railroaders....

    > Or I can go down to my local Walgreens or Walmart after Christmas and
    > buy a package of 3 trees for model villages for 25 cents. Did that
    > last year and got some real nice ones. Of course, I don't have the
    > satisfaction of building my own but.......


    Those do look OK in the background, especially if you want white on
    them......

    Another way to make conifers is with dowels and furnace filters. Takes
    longer and can even look better......

    I prefer to use all three to get a mix that looks more real.

    --
    Timothy

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