|From Mr Kinrade's site and what I'd like to play on|
Although I'll never be able to match his layouts I think adding rubble will break things up and make my existing terrain look better. So with that in mind I made a trip to the local pet shop. I can hear you thinking 'what the heck has a pet shop to do with making rubble?' Well I remember reading somewhere that aquarium gravel makes decent rubble so I bought a couple of bags. I went with a sandy gravel for stone building debris, and a red gravel for brick. The two bags cost me £8 and I added my existing grey kitty litter, which I use for basing, to give me concrete debris. I poured the contents into a couple of plastic containers and gave it a good shake to mix it up.
I laid out one of my DzC city posters to act as a base (this also makes clean up easy as you just pour the rubble back into it's container), added some 4Ground buildings and layed out the rubble mix.
|The red is nowhere near as bright as it appears in the picture.|
It didn't look quite right so I broke up a couple of wooden tongue depressors into small pieces to represent beams etc and added them to the mix. Although it's nowhere near as good as Mr Kinrade's I'm happy with the result. Next up will be a raid on my parts box to grab some spare wheels and other bits to add to the rubble. Then all I'll need will be about twenty or so ruined buildings of various sizes. I wonder if the Halifax do mortgages on model railway buildings.