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Can see the forest for the trees…

Posted on Jan 11, 2012 by in Random/cool, Updates |

I have spent the last couple of days working on trees.  I borrowed a tree making machine and have started making armatures for evergreen type trees.  The machine helps in making the bottle brush type of trees.  It helps by twisting a pair of wires around fibers cut from hemp rope.  After twisting the wire the armatures get cut into tree shapes.  So far I have only rough cut one tree, but the results are stunning even before painting and flocking.  I intend to purchase one of these machines as soon as I can.  Until then I will twist as many as I can.  Half will be for my home layout, the Get Out and Push railroad, and the other half will be for the San Leandro Historical Railway Society.