awesome trees !! - what are they ?

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  1. fran1942

    fran1942 Member

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    I found this websie and was really taken aback by the trees he has used.
    They look to me like they are natural plants rather than pre-manufactured and purchased from a shop.
    Can anyone identifty what they are and/or where they could be acquired.
    Thanks very much.
    The site is called "Blood sweat and tears". A most impressive layout.
    Here is the link:
    http://www.bstrailroad.com/
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    They could be "supertrees" from Scenic Express (I think). I believe they are some sort of seaweed or something. Other possibilities include blossoms from the "smoke bush" plant, sage brush (although these look too tall and slender for that). You can also see some caspia/baby's breath trees.

    Andrew
  3. shortliner

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    Could also be from this guy - this is from the Small Layout Design group


    From: "The Wildlander" <ken@wildlanders.com>
    Date: Mon Aug 1, 2005 3:44 am
    Subject: New forum for making trees solowildlander

    I started a forum for making miniature trees. I have had a lot of
    people ask me how to decorate the armatures and I am not as talented
    as others are. I am a botanist that collects the armatures and not
    very artistic or creative. So I created the forum so folks can get to
    talking and helping one another.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TreeMaking

    I have a cronic health issue that is causing me untold problems. So I
    am holding off on taking new orders in August (2005). Will still take
    orders but will fill them a month or two down the road. I apologize
    for the inconvenience to folks.

    -Ken
    http://www.upickers.com/knarly/knarly.asp

    I've seen some of his trees on his site, and they are AWESOME!
    Hope it helps
    Shortliner(Jack) away up here in the Highlands
  4. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

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    Ha Fran, why don't you email Gary and ask him?, his address is on the site.
  5. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    The trees on Gary's layout were made from a local weed called elephant grass, although I'm not sure that's its true name. This information is from a feature on the BS&T in the July 2001 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman. And believe me, the photos don't do justice to the layout: it was really impressive in person. In April of this year, Gary dismantled and sold the layout in anticipation of a move to a smaller home. Some of the trees ended up on the layout of one of my friends.
    Wayne
  6. MilesWestern

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    OH MY GOODNESS!!! HE TOOK TO DOWN? Oh no!! That's too bad, I thought it to be one of the best layout's I'd ever seen! that's real sad....why? why? why?
  7. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    Cos' his pleasure was in the building; now he's got a chance to start over!!
    Nothing lasts forever!!
    (my best guess)