Composing a layout scene can be hard and often frustrating for many modelers. The temptation to overcrowd things is alway there and most of us wade right into that trap, myself included. The solution is to study the prototype as closely as you would for a freight car or structure.
In TMC 06, I share the trials and frustration involved with analyzing why a scene on the I&W wasn’t working and the solution I came to. Continuing the theme, modeler James McNab shares his techniques for creating what he calls the Endless Horizon effect on his HO Iowa Interstate Grimes Industrial Line.
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