Water Falls

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by UPJunkie, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. UPJunkie

    UPJunkie Member

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    i am going to attempt to put a water fall on my layout, and i need some help with it. Does anyone know of a site or just have some pics of their layout or someone else's layout. i saw one in the Model Railroader and can't remember witch one it is in

    Thanks for all the help you guys give to all of us two :thumb: :thumb: up
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Man there have been a bunch of waterfalls in MR, can you narrow down what you are looking for any?
  3. petey

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    Try searching on various site by inserting waterfalls. One of the ways to do this is with artist's gels.
  4. UPJunkie

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    i just need to know what all i need to do to make the waterfall (step-by-step). On the pics, I was going to see what kind of rock will look good behind the water :confused:
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    this is in Ho Scale and the water fall will have a 7 inch drop to it
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    :wave: Hi UP, go to the Woodland Scenics web site they have information on what I think you want, I use their Water Effects and I think it works great and is simple, as for rocks it is what everkind you want to model. For instance I model limestone and some granite as that is what is in my area. Let me know how it goes. :thumb: Jim
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    jmarksbery do you have a pic or two of your water fall i just need an idea of what i got to look forword to
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    hey UPJunkie, heres a picture i hope you can use, its not the best quality, but it gives you an idea.:wave:

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  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Here's one I made at the end of a canal that spills into a river. I followed an MR article (sorry don't have it anymore or know which issue) that used fishline to create the texture of the waterfall. I cut a piece of plexiglass to size, wrapped transparent fishline tightly around it and glued the ends to the glass. Then I glued the assembly in place in the scenary. I had painted the area behind the falls black. After installation I poured acrcrylic glss medium on the canal and pulled it down over the falls. It took several coats to make it look "wet". Then I added a little cotton at the bottom to simulate churning water and dribbled more gloss on that.
    Ralph

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  10. UPJunkie

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    this will work perfect guys thanks for all the help :thumb: After i get done i will have pics to show off
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    :wave: Hi UP, here's a small one I am working on using the WS Water Effects. No fuss, nothing extra. Just do it the way you want. I like this stuff it is very easy to use.
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