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Static Grass - N Scale

Static Grass - N Scale

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Static Grass Instructions


Static grass is ideal if you want to represent a detailed scene, or small lawned areas, if instead your trying to achieve a sweeping landscape for your train to whiz through at speed, traditional scatter is probably just as good as it won’t be distracting to the eye.


We recommend buying at least two colours to enable random mixing ‘just like real life!’


  1. Before starting any scenic landscaping we recommend mixing some old emulsions (to be found in most sheds/ garages) to a nice ‘earthy’ green/brown colour and painting the whole baseboard with it!
  2. Sift some of the grass fibres to remove any clumps, and fill your applicator/ plastic bag (our personal preference)/ plastic tub about half way up (don't fill it right to the top as the stuff just becomes a tightly bunched mass and won't come out evenly).
  3. Make a mix of 50/50 PVA glue and water, then add a couple of drops of good quality washing up liquid (to help break surface tension) and using a brush apply to approximately 2`sq (300mm) at a time, don't worry if you get the odd blob as this just adds texture.
  4. Shake your 'shaker jar' vigorously, then holding it about 4”-6” (100-150mm) from the surface start puffing gently. Build the grass up slowly working around the area, puffing from different angles.
  5. As you go along give the 'shaker jar' a gentle shake every so often to loosen any clumps that may form.
  6. Build the grass up to the thickness you want, don't worry if the PVA glue still shows through, it dries transparent and you won't see it.
  7. Every so often gently blow over the grass to loosen any stray particles, and to check your coverage.
  8. Once dry (best to be patient leave it a few hours) suck or blow off the excess andput it back into the 'shaker jar' for future use.
  9. If necessary re-apply where any patches appear too thin.

That's the basic principle. Our grass is available in several colours and sizes. It's best to experiment before starting on your layout. Layering one layer on top of another is a good way of achieving a 'scrubby grass effect'.


The key is to experiment and enjoy what you are doing!


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