Detailing the village of Timber Ridge is half the fun!
Notice -- Trians, track, buidlings, trees and other scenery matterials are not included in the Timber Ridge kit.

The intersection in the village of Timber Ridge is ideal for a gas station, diner or convenience store, but remember the era that you are modeling -- there were no convenience stores in the 1940's or 1950's. Tilt-up concrete buildings and double-wide mobile homes also came along in later years.

Your industrial section can take on many forms. Liberal use of ballast, gravel, trees and weeds can bring the area to life. Don't forget the cars, trucks and people.


Adding signs, people and cars to the village brings a sense of reality to the scene. Notice the street signs and the stop sign at the corner. And we're reminded that drivers were required to use hand and arm signals when preparing to turn corners in their automobiles. We used portions of roofs borrowed from other kits to form the "board walk" in front of the village stores.


Ballast can be added to your Timber Ridge layout just as you would on any other layout. Spread the ballast between the rails, shape to the desired contours, then pre-wet with water to which you've added a few drops of detergent (we use Windex right out of the spray bottle). Then drip diluted glue onto the ballast. Woodland Scenics' Scenic Cement works very well for this purpose.


Remember, details make the scene. Here, we find Sam the sign painter altering the population numbers for Timber Ridge. It seems Ian O'Toole's wife gave birth to a baby girl last night.


Weathering and aging of structures and signs can also make a big difference in what would be just an ordinary scene. Piles of junk (equipment, tools) relative to the scene also lend an air of reality.


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