To suit the period and location, I wanted the track on this layout to be overgrown with weeds. Great results were achieved with static grass, grass tufts and a little scatter, secured with small, random blobs of PVA applied with a small brush. Autumn and winter grass shades are preferred, producing a convincing late summer, bleached look. After 12 hours, the glue will dry clear and extra grass clumps, from War World Scenics (www.war-world.co.uk) can be added, along with a little traditional scatter here and there for variety. When happy, a light misting with cheap hairspray will hold everything in place. Before running trains, you’ll need to remove any stray fibres from the railheads, point frogs and blades.