Rivers, streams, lakes and seas are something every model railway builder wants but notoriously difficult to get right. Until now. Here’s a simple, easy and foolproof way to create beautiful waterways and waves for your layout.
A natural looking river, lake or coastline can make a huge difference to a model railway. Done well they add an extra dimension to a layout. Unfortunately, they’re rarely done right and all too often end up wrecking an otherwise nice model railway.
But by chance I came across this video. It reveals in a simple manner how to create incredibly authentic looking waves and waterways.
The technique used is blinding obviously when you think about it but is one I and others I’ve spoken to hadn’t thought about. Watch it and let me know what you think.
There’s also this technique which creates smaller but equally good waves.
Finally, for suggestions on modelling other types of water, see this handy guide.