Once you've gotten to the point in your modeling where you've got trains running, it's time to start thinking about building the scenes through which your trains will run. If you've planned your scenes based on a specific prototype, then you already know what kind of vignette you need to build. If you're proto-freelancing, then you've probably got a good idea of the kind of scene you need to build. If you're just building something to look better than bare plywood, well, think about what kind of terrain you've imagined the trains operating through. Once you know what kind of terrain you're going to build, how do you do it? Here's one method to get the first landforms in place on your layout.
Tools and materials required
The items you will need (in approximately the order that you will need them) for this process are as follows: