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

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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.
Terry Toenges

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

You could also try white batting.

Feel like a Mogul.
Jerrys HO
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 10:20:23 AM »


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.

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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« 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.

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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.

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