Easy Landscape Creation With Styrofoam

A great option to create landscape for your model railroad is to use white Styrofoam board. This is a popular material as it is easy to use and is inexpensive. A 4 x 8 foot sheet of 1 ½” thick Styrofoam is a great size to cut and shape. The Styrofoam is best cut with a hot wire foam cutter. Kevin shows you how…

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6 Responses to Easy Landscape Creation With Styrofoam

  1. Tommy says:

    where can I order a copy of this instructional iinformation? Is this a complete video of scenery tips? where is the foam wire cutter available?

    THANKS!

  2. Bob says:

    This is a really cool video! I’ve been using styrofoam to create little landscapes for my reptiles for years (it’s much safer than sand and provides great climbing surfaces). I picked up a few tips here that I’m going to use for my new geckos. Thanks

  3. Gordon Waring says:

    Thank you Kevin for your video! It has given me a lot of ideas on how to create the best layouts! The way you have showed me how to create this scenery is very good. Now all I have to do is apply it to my type of layout ( 8′ x 6′). I have learned a lot from your video!!

    I too have used a hot wire, but not to cut a train scenery layout.

    The blocks I cut were a little bigger (1200 wide x 700 high x 3800 long). The cutting machine I used was a Wintec Computerized Foam Cutting Unit, eg (Table size 6 metres x 2 metres). The largest free form thing I cut was a 3 dimensional 3.8 metre Great White Shark. I am not at that company any more. But from time to time they ask me back to do jobs for them.

    I am good with electrics. Can I make my own foam cutter? Or is it better to buy a unit from a hobby shop.

    Kind regards

    Gordon

  4. Jim says:

    Hi,
    our ebook jumps around on me. I start to read something go for a few pages then go’s off to something else, don’t getthe complete picture.
    Thank You
    Jim

  5. shaun says:

    hi i am new to railroading but all the help and tips are brill many thanks

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