For Amber Waves of Grain…

Hi, all! Sorry for the lack of updates! I’ve been so busy working on the layout, I haven’t taken much time to document my progress. However, here’s a sneak peek at what’s happening on the South End of the Grainbelt:

Two Farmrail locomotives slumber in the hot, early summer sun during the wheat harvest of 1999 in Frederick, OK.

I’ve always wanted a wheat field scene in a layout. Nothing says Oklahoma quite like a golden field of Hard Red Winter Wheat, ripe for harvest. I dedicated a small corner of the layout to a wheat field, and overall, I’m pleased with the results.

I used two different blends of long, golden static grass from Noch and Heiki to achieve the field, and it turned out great. I’m still blending the soils along the edge of the field.

The water tower is a Tichy Train Group kit (most obnoxious model I’ve built to date) that I weathered heavily with artist oils.

I’ll have more updates here soon on other progress on the railroad. In the meantime, thanks for reading!

4 thoughts on “For Amber Waves of Grain…

  1. Very nice Alex. I like that look. Can you pull the camera back a bit and take a scenic shot?


  2. Love your blog and updates
    Hope you share more
    I think your backdrop on the Okie deserves a little more than just blue sky though, my only « critic »
    Have fun,
    Vianney from France


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