DO YOU DIG PONDS?

MAKING A SCENE

Using a project for Over Peover (HM143) ANTHONY REEVES explains how a pond was added to a field – and shows it isn’t as difficult as you might think.

TOOLS

» Pen/Marker and Paper

» Jig-saw

» Screwdriver and screws

» Assorted paintbrushes

» Scissors

Materials

» PVA glue

» Scenic modelling materials

» Scenic water (optional)

1. Once the shape and size of the pond has been decided it must be carefully cut out from the baseboard leaving a hole like this. Care must be taken whilst performing this step. Ensure the area beneath the pond is free from wires and replace/strengthen any framework which is cut into while making the opening.

OCCASIONALLY when planning and constructing model railways, certain scenic features may be overlooked until a little further down the line we realise that we would like to add that feature. In this instance a pond was to be added to an existing field.

Although the field had already had a basic covering of static grass it was a little bland and didn’t have much impact on the layout.

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