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Modeling Paved Roads - Getting Started
Making Paved Roads for Your Model Railroad Layout

A paved road or parking lot adds a lot to an industrial scene. Adding roads, including the embedded track, is easy and requires only common materials.

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Few model train layouts would be complete without roads. Paved roads are a common sight from cities to the countryside and are an easy way to add life to your scenes. Adding paved roads, lots and railroad crossings to your model train layout is easy using tools you may already have around the house.

What You'll Need:

  • Permanent Marker
  • Foam Tape
  • Drywall Joint Compound (dry mix - 30-45 minute set time)
  • Water
  • Mixing Tray / Bowl
  • Putty Knife - Choose a size appropriate for your project.
  • Sponge
  • Paper Towels
  • Paints
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