When a toy train is placed on a railroad track that’s surrounding by general things, play sessions won’t be very thrilling. However, trains that cruise around an environment that has lights, sounds, and architectural elements command attention because all of these individual components make the setting stand out. If you want to design a place for your trains, you’ll need background components, architectural structures, and general terrain.
Design a Background
Modern trains and vintage trains travel in different environments. If you’re going to buy modern trains, you’ll need to design a background that features traditional buildings in the distance. Vintage trains will require a background that has less structures since these trains were commonly use throughout the old west era.
In order to make a backdrop for a modern or vintage scene, you’ll need a wide format printer and a few posters. The printer will help you print large pictures of destinations where conductors drive trains, and the posters will help you secure the prints in place behind the display.
Use Lego Buildings
Lego building kits feature tall buildings and small buildings. You’ll find generic options that are built for towns and urban areas and many iconic buildings that are only found in specific cities and countries. Although you’ll have to connect many blocks in order to create a Lego building, the completed design will make an impact after you attach the final brick.
Make Fake Grass and Soil
A train scene won’t stand out if the ground underneath the track is unappealing. The terrain in a train scene will only stand out if a display has designer elements that reflect actual locations where trains are used.
If you want to make fake grass for a scene, simply shred a few pieces of green construction paper. Then, arrange the pieces in layers around the train track. In order to make gravel or soil, crumble small pieces of brown or gray construction paper and place the pieces around the display.
These tactics can help you design an appealing environment for a train. If you want to enhance a scene with train sounds, consider using a decoder by TCS Wowsound.