I've been away from modeling for the past few years, and when I decided to return, of course I went to Sierra West first. One of the first builds I saw was Ken Karns' Loco and Services Shops, and I could not believe my eyes. The buildings were special, but the dirt, details and scenery surrounding the buildings rivaled KarlA's great thread on scenery. But there was less about the scenery than the actual buildings in Ken's threads, so I emailed Ken about his scenery techniques.
One thing led to another, and now Ken has graciously agreed to address his scenery techniques in this forum. I will leave it to Ken to explain how he approached the Loco and Service Shops diorama. But I'm sure there will be many questions from the rest of us along the way.
Let me just thank Ken up front for taking the time to do this.