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TrainLegend150


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« on: May 08, 2012, 06:12:07 PM »

Hello! I was just wondering, if someone wanted to get some snow-like material for their HO scale layout, what material would you suggest?
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NarrowMinded


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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 10:17:58 PM »

Check these past topics.


http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,16908.0.html
http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,13912.0.html

NM-Jeff
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phillyreading

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 06:23:58 PM »

For an H.O. race car track, I used cotton stapled to the plywood (with a household staple gun) and glitter in a bag and used hair spray to keep the glitter in place.
Bought the materials from a crafts store, except the hairspray.

Spray snow looks good, but I don't know how easy it would be to remove if you want to do a differant scene at a later date.

Lee F.
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 07:36:08 PM »

You could also try white batting.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 10:20:23 AM »

TL150

I have used the Woodland Scenics Snow for my kids projects. Easy to use and looks good.

A neighbor bought some of that instant snow while on vacation and brought me a couple of packs. It also works well just make sure you use a big enough container when you add the water as it does expand A LOT.

Jerry
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Johnson Bar Jeff

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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 11:09:50 AM »

When I set up for Christmas, I just cover the table top with an old white flannel sheet. I have some thin, white foam-kinda thing from the craft store that comes in little sheets like felt--I don't know what it's called--that I cut into strips for "packed, snow-covered" roadways and paths. I have trees that came with snow already on them  Roll Eyes and I just ignore that there is no snow on the roofs of buildings.  Roll Eyes
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Pops


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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 01:51:01 PM »

I use a product from Department 56 called "Fresh Fallen Snow".
Works great and easy to use.  It's best for temporary though.  I don't think it would glue down well (but not sure).
Vacuums up easily when a change is desired.

 Roll Eyes

Most collectibles or Christmas stores carry Dept 56.
http://www.department56.com/products/ProductDetail.aspx?item=56.49979&unav=TRUE&noselect=TRUE&ms=PRD&msi=59526&ts=5%2f10%2f2012+12%3a54%3a34+PM&cat=VL||CP&subcat=ALL&filter=ALL&himg=1&pg=12&searchpc=SCH&si=xrljrnnxxypncq55qdlqb445&totalpages=76&smenu=products&qs=%2fproducts%2fProductThumbnail.aspx%3funav%3dTRUE%26noselect%3dTRUE%26ms%3dPRD%26msi%3d59526%26ts%3d5%252f10%252f2012%2b12%253a54%253a34%2bPM%26cat%3dVL%7c%7cCP%26subcat%3dALL%26filter%3dALL%26himg%3d1%26pg%3d12%26searchpc%3dSCH%26si%3dxrljrnnxxypncq55qdlqb445%26totalpages%3d76%26smenu%3dproducts
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Keusink

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012, 06:15:32 PM »

Our Polar Express (HO) set goes up on the dining room table in November (you'll wonder where we eat in the meantime). It has permanent snow, created by a commercial scenery product company.

The reason I add to this post is that I found the snow effect was greatly enhanced by adding liberal amounts of white glitter. It sparkles and shines realistically, like snow in the sun. White glitter is available almost everywhere.

Chris
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