Geoscenics wagon loads are proving a real talking point
Finely graded power station coal (using the 'N' gauge pack) in this Hornby HAA looks just like the real thing.
Since the latest issue of Model Rail hit the shelves, I've had quite a few emails expressing interest in the Geoscenics wagon load kits that we're offering as a free gift to new subscribers. These are excellent kits that add an unbelievable degree of realism to RTR and kit-built rolling stock. Containing coal, ballast/stone and iron ore, about 10 wagons can be filled with each commodity and sheets of high grade card are supplied to form false floors for the chippings to sit on.
A full demo of how to use the kits also appears in the latest Model Rail (issue 162). Remember that natural materials are used to represent their miniature equivalents (or as near as possible), so their realism is virtually unmatched. The dust of each set of chippings is also an excellent source of weathering powder. Kits can also be ordered direct from Geoscenics.