Tunnel / Mountain question?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by trainsteve2435, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. trainsteve2435

    trainsteve2435 Member

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    Hello everyone, i need to know the easiest, most in expensive way to for or create a tunnel liner without useing the Woodland Scenics molda? I need to create a mountain and tunnel scene on one end of my layout and im planning on useing 1/8" masonite board for the profile board. Anyone with any experience, or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks!:thumb:
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Crumpled tinfoil painted black. Use a cheap spray paint, like matte black rust primer.

    Andrew
  3. wickman

    wickman Member

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    I would think any material that would take the black paint would do the job . My tunnels are more of a mined out area with out walls , but I will have to do something at the openings . Thanks for reminding me I'll put it on my list.sign1
  4. kchronister

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    Light cardboard, perhaps? (I've heard it called posterboard or 'oaktag' depending on where you live). Cheap, flexible, takes paint easily...
  5. Doc Holliday

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    I'm making my tunnel interiors out of white styrofoam. I bent a copper wire into a tunel shape and placed it inot my soldering gun to make a hot wire cutter. I follow a radius template for the curve radius I want. After I cut out the main section, I rough it up a little with a file and paint. I previously posted a pic on this thread
    http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=15014
    Doc