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Sycamore/Maple Branches with Leaves
Pond & Marshland Plants
Branches with Leaves
Unbelievable is the only way to describe this large, 8" x 2-3/4" fret containing 16 sections of tree branches with correctly shaped leaves (lots of leaves) that are to scale in N-scale and accurately represent the foliage found on Sycamore or Maple trees. Until now, ground foam was the only way to describe foliage in N-scale. Not any more...
Click on the Painting link under "More info" and learn how to give these branches and leaves a realistic appearance. Then carefully cut them out of the fret, randomly mount them on one of our Bare Tree Frames, a plastic tree armature or an Azalea branch clipping, gently twist and shape them into a realistic appearance, do a little minor paint touch-up, and...viola! You have a tree that really LOOKS like a tree!
Also, for more realism, you can add a little dab of Elmer's (white) glue to the joint where you attach the branch and let it dry before you do the paint touch-up. This will make it look more like it has "grown" from where you attached it.
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More REALISM for N-Scale!!!
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It's about time! Nearly every model railroader has, or is working on a layout, NTRAK module, or diorama that includes a water feature in one form or other. It may be a major attraction, or just a minor accent, but it always adds variety to the scene and is pleasing to the eye. Now, you can add some dazzling detail with foliage typically found in and around these areas. This large fret contains 8 sections of plant life that we're all familiar with. Each section contains bulrushes (cat's tails), reeds, ferns, lilies, foxgloves, etc. A wide assortment with amazing detail. Click on the detail button above and note the veins on some of the leaves.
Oak Branches with Leaves
Ivy/Grape Stems & Leaves
Here's another breakthrough in detail sophistication. Imagine a Grape arbor or pergola next to that house or building. Build a walkway trellis and string Ivy or Grape through it. Wind it around a pole or tree trunk. Let it climb up a structure. Just spray the entire fret a nice dark green (touch-up the stems with brown if you like) and let your creativity go to work. Look closely at the Detail image above, you can easily see the veins on the leaves! This large fret is in 4 sections, each with 8, 45 scale-foot runners with leaves. That's 1,440 N-scale feet of plant life (over a scale 1/4-mile).
This large fret contains 16 sections of delicate meandering branches densely clustered with leaves. Not only do the leaves have the distinctive Oak shape, the leaf texture is apparent. Due to their minute size and delicate nature, many other types of foliage can be modeled using these leaves and branches. Save any extra little "clippings" for yard debris, pickup truck loads, trash barrels, dumpsters, or other areas that need "enhancing". Use segments as climbing plants on buildings and trellises. There are literally hundreds of places that can be improved with a little touch of imagination.
Here's a way to turn a rather mundane plastic tree armature or wooden branch clipping into a thing of beauty. Just add our Weeping Willow Branches with Leaves. Spray the entire fret (face and edges) a light willow green. After it has dried thoroughly, carefully cut out and mount the branches as described above, shaping them so they hang (droop) down like the real thing. Start from the lower branches and work to the top. Pause periodically to do a light touch-up on any paint nicks or scrapes. Before you know it, the mundane has been transformed into the magnificent. These leaves and branches can also be used to model Eucalyptus trees, common throughout the world in many varieties, as well as various other vines and plants with long slender leaves.