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The glue dries clear. This is what the grass along­side the track looked like after a first pass. I added a sec­ond layer in some places later. Squeeze the fi­bres out on to the white glue. How thick you want your grass to grow will de­pend on how much glue you ap­ply – more glue equals more fi­bres. I also wanted to plant some shorter weeds around the road and around the goods yard. I used the new Noch 2.5mm grass fi­bres with sub­tle colours. The first step was to paint a very thin line of PVA glue around the base of the build­ing with one of the thinnest paint­brushes I could find. To rep­re­sent the weeds be­tween the lines, I dabbed just a lit­tle glue with a brush on to the tops of the sleep­ers, and around them. In some places along the road I wanted to plant taller, yel­low grass that you see dur­ing sum­mer. Ap­ply glue to the fi­bres al­ready in place with a paint brush… Ap­ply a thin layer of grass glue with a brush. Ap­ply the glue with a stip­pling mo­tion, rather than brush­ing it over the sur­face. I then used the WW Scen­ics Pre­ci­sion Pro Grass elec­tro­static tool to plant the 2mm grass fi­bres in the glue. I fixed the al­li­ga­tor clip to the ad­ja­cent rail. I then filled a Gauge­mas­ter Puffer Bot­tle with a blend of fi­bres. Hold your fin­ger over the top and give the bot­tle a vig­or­ous shake to ‘charge’ the fi­bres. …I used Noch golden yel­low 2.5mm static grass fi­bres to rep­re­sent tall dead grass. I used a Noch Gras-mas­ter 2.0, at­tach­ing its al­li­ga­tor clip to a rail to com­plete the elec­tri­cal cir­cuit. I used the Gras-mas­ter 2.0 again to cre­ate th­ese ‘ran­domised’ clumps. You can you see that there was a very thin gap un­der the base of the build­ing. It had to go… After the glue had dried, I re­moved the ex­cess and this was the re­sult. Hid­ing the gap be­tween build­ing and ground was worth the ef­fort.

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