Flower Beds

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Flower Beds

Postby LongleatCentral » Sun May 16, 2010 6:15 pm

Hi i wish to make a few flower beds for my station. Sadly its in N (very small) anyone know how to do this???
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Re: Flower Beds

Postby Son-1 » Sun May 16, 2010 6:50 pm

Busch do various plants. http://www.gaugemaster.com/search_resul ... rentpage=1

So you could have a rose bed.
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Re: Flower Beds

Postby LongleatCentral » Sun May 16, 2010 7:08 pm

Son-1 wrote:Busch do various plants. http://www.gaugemaster.com/search_resul ... rentpage=1

So you could have a rose bed.


thanks for that they look very good. Ill have to wait till i can afford it though :)
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Re: Flower Beds

Postby buz » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:51 am

Hi
Start with cut down plastic milk bottle lids or similar this will have to be primed with plastic primer before painting.
That rubbish tea from "T" bags makes great looking fertile garden soil.
In the center of the bed stick the smallest poplar tree you can find this will look like a pencil pine
use very fine green foam and colored foam for flowers.
Don't know if "N" garden gnomes are available oops sorry you said station, put station name board in bed.
in "N" the effect is what your after if "N" flowers are made and you want them go for it
look at all scales for garden plants I am sure "T" and "Z" will yield some useful plants.
There is nothing unfortunate about it being "N' it will be easier to get an effective flower bed than in OO scale.
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Re: Flower Beds

Postby rocketman » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:45 pm

Have a look at this OO forum
http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=28628
Some of the techniques and manufacturers are the same.
and you will need to save up or learn the craft of tiny gardening!
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Re: Flower Beds

Postby buz » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:02 am

Nothing sad about it being "N" gauge.
Are we talking station or garden flower beds ??
Do you know if there are any flower kits avalable in "N"
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Re: Flower Beds

Postby b308 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:39 am

Most general scenic flocks will be suitable in N, so get a few and make your own flower bed!... Even trees can be used in most scales... bushes on O and trees in N...

Try also these:

http://www.internationalmodels.net/acat ... enics.html

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Re: Flower Beds

Postby guinnesskid » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:03 pm

Flowersoft from cardmaking/scrapbooking outlets also makes very effective beds, borders and hanging baskets.
I'm thinking of becoming an alcoholic - It's cheaper than N gauging and not quite as taxing on my brain.


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