Z Scale Model Train Layout

By Robin Christle

Here are some pictures of what I have been making with your tools. They are scenery layouts for Z scale trains. In the Portland train show picture, the mountain behind it was also carved with your tools. I haven’t been able to find the construction pictures for it.

People at the shows are always surprised to find out these mountains are made of foam. I then show them the foam samples I made showing the construction process and a picture of how it started out looking like a pink foam cake. I am going to help two members at our club meeting get started on building a layout. I plan on taking my Hot Wire tools with me.Model_RR_robinc_01

Club meeting


First cuts (left) and foam samples (right)


First paint and texture


Portland train show