[ Buildings ] [ Grass
] [ Hills ] [ Tarmac
] [ Trees and Bushes ]
To achieve more enjoyment from your favourite track many people decide to
fix the track to a board and decorate it with buildings, obstacles, garages
and pit crews, track
side advertising, and landscaping. You can find above links to their respective
topics, with descriptions and evaluation of different methods of scenery
My advice is
to read all the methods used and decide for yourself which one fits your
circumstances best. As what may have been right for me, might not be right
Scenery can be bought or
built, expensive or cheap. It all depends on your skills, the amount of spare
time you have to spend on your project, and your budget. Ready made buildings and structures are
great for when you don't have the time or skill to create your own. They are
expensive however especially if you buy good looking models (the ones
without the plastic look to them).
When it comes
you can buy trees, but you will still have to do all the grass and hill work,
as ready made alternatives just don't exist. Landscaping is the easiest and
most fun stuff to do. If you are building track for you kids, this is often
the part of the project which you and them can work together on. Working
with papier-mâché and model-rock is great.
I would like to repeat my
self, read all the methods used and decide for yourself which one fits your
circumstances best. If you haven't got the money, build it. If you haven't
got the time, buy it.
in creating a realistic scenery for your Scalextric race track there
are now available landscape mats and scatters. There are also
scatter papers which can be made into hills.