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Slot Rally Hill
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One of our club members is also a wargamer and made stone walls and bridge the same way as this...VERY effective, very easy, very cheap but the finished product doesn't look easy or cheap Thumbup

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A layer of brown wall paint was then applied to the dried tile adhesive/sawdust mixture with a brush.
The same wall paint was spread on the road surface with a damp sponge, to get a realistic effect on the track.

       

       

The bottom of a small puddle was painted in several colours. The deepest spots were painted dark and the shallow edges light.
Thereafter several layers of Faller Premium Natural Water 171661 followed.
A 1:1024 scaled slot track of Slot Rally Hill was made from paper, balsa wood, polystyrene and tile adhesive.

       

       
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Now that the entire landscape was painted brown, small items such as fences could be placed.
The posts were sawn from fireworks rockets and stirrers were used for the planks.
The fences were inserted into the landscape by using nails at the bottom of the posts.
The paths and entrances were covered with grit from the model train shop.

       

       
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#44

Brilliant work as always Hub.

Thanks for taking the time to show us how you did it, much appreciated, and very useful. Thumbup
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Now that all the fencing was done, it was time to start working on the grass fibers with PECO's Static Grass Applicator.
Here you can find a few photos regarding that process:

       

       
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In the photos, you’ll have recognized some twisted copper wire trees.
For these and all shrubs I have grown seafoam (Teloxys aristata) in our garden.
You can find more about growing sea foam yourself in the March 2023 issue of Slot Car Magazine and issue 2/2023 of the German magazine Car-On-Line.
Here are a few photos about that theme:

       

       

After the grass was ready, all the trees were placed in the landscape.

       
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Twisted copper trees, a great idea

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Now it's starting to look like a scenic track:

       
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Looking at the second pic immediately reminds me of Ballaugh Bridge on the TT course

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That's on old photo as the Railway Hotel has been called The Raven for years

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Hi Kevan,

It's nice to see that a photo of Slot Rally Hill evokes these kinds of similarities.
But it's a coincidence, because I hadn't Ballaugh Bridge in mind, when I made this part of the track.
Anyway, thank you for posting the photo.

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