Doing Grass

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I did a lot of grass this weekend. Before you call DEA, the local police, Neighborhood Watch, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, please let me explain. When a model railroader does a lot of grass, chances are he is doing just what I did – putting down more scenery on his model railroad layout. As a matter of fact, I also did some weeds, some gravel, some black-top, some ballast, and even some (gasp) talus. I’m happy with the results, and thrilled that a little more of the “Plywood Pacific” disappeared under a blanket of static grass, paint, ground foam, talus, and crushed limestone. Oh yeah, I drank a beer on Saturday, and had a glass of wine with dinner on Sunday, but I drank responsibly, didn’t drive, and I’m well over 21. Maybe I’ll do some more grass next weekend. As a model railroader, of course!

Here are some photographs of the Oak Hill area, showing the disappearance of the raw plywood surface:

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Picadilly Wholesale parking lot gets blacktop surface.

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Scenery added around MFA Grain Elevator at Oak Hill.

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Grass and ballast added.      Oak Hill.

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Plywood disappearing under scenery at Oak Hill.

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Track ballasted and grass growing at Coop Fertilizer siding.

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Scenery added around McGraw Oil Company.

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Mike enjoys family, music, computers, photography, travel, trains and most all facets of model railroading, especially ops.

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