N-railway Pine-trees (1/160 Scale)




Introduction: N-railway Pine-trees (1/160 Scale)

After creating trees with leaves (see N-railway trees (1 / 160 scale), I look over the web how to make pine trees. Here is my version of making pine trees.

Have fun !!!!!!

link to my other trees:    https://www.instructables.com/id/N-railway-trees-1160-scale/


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Step 1: Materials Needed

What do you need to make a pine tree:

-sisal-rope green (see next step)
-iron wire (the flower shop)
-screw machine
-a hook
-board with a hook and something to hold it in place.

Step 2: Coloring the Rope

To begin you must have good rope. After some research  I'll find out that Sisal-rope works the best.
But sisal is yellow / white and a tree is dark green.
Fortunately, you can color sisal-rope with DYLON-fabric paint.

Because Sisal rope have two strand's, you have to get them apart.
For the rest just follow the instruction of the paint.
Let dry overnight.
And ready.

Step 3: Preparing the Workbench

Attached the plank with the hook on the workbench.

Clamp a second hook in a screw machine.

Put two iron wires between the hooks.

Step 4: Preparing the Rope

Cut the rope in smal pices (about 3 cm). Remember it is scale 1/160 that means that 1 cm is about 1.6 meter in real sice.

Put the pices of rope between the iron wires.

Step 5: Round and Round

 Then comes the fun part.

Just put the screw machine ON and when the wire snaps, you ready.

Step 6: Finish It All

Cut the trees separately and cut the branches into a nice shape

That's all ..

Have fun.             Comments are welcome..........


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    4 Discussions

    Somewhat similar to the way I make my oaks and Chestnuts and other trees, This method can be used to make wonderful foreground trees and you have come up with an easier and quicker way to do itl I do take tape, plastic filler and a razor saw for bark and then paint the trunks. Wonderful foreground trees, and you mechanized will save me a lot of time on my 36" wide 12 foot long N scale layout.


    6 years ago

    Looks good, but I'm too lazy for that much work.