The vegetable patch has been created on a slope with rows of beetroot, lettuce and seedlings represented using various types of scatter materials. The strip of dark brown earth represents land which has recently been dug over after a crop has been harvested and is ready to plant. At the back of the vegetable plot next to a gooseberry bush is the usual heap of dead leaves, twigs, old garden canes etc. Next to the lawn I have modelled raspberry canes, chives and rhubarb.
As plants flower at different times, I have modelled a few of them ‘green’ representing those which have either flowered or are in bud. These are dotted here and there in the flower beds and borders.
The K&M model fir trees are ‘as bought’ but with trunk areas textured, painted and weathered to create the old, moss/lichen coated appearance. Note that the larger deciduous K&M trees on Crowley micro layout have had their trunks expanded before detailing. I feel that thicker trunks create a heavier, more grounded appearance but this is down to personal taste. I find that the easiest way to create a thicker trunk is to simply wrap masking tape around the original trunk until I think it looks ‘about right’.
Crowley is one of my OO gauge scenic model railway layouts. To see more model railway layout baseboards I have designed and built visit my website www.brianford.co.uk.