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The wonderful detail of this elaborate trestle needs careful support from the surrounding landscaping.
An N Scale railway trestle with tiered landscaping down the banks

An N Scale railway trestle with tiered landscaping down the banks

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The temptation with strong details like this wonderful N scale trestle, is to let them stand alone. Here you can see how careful landscaping can add to the effect, and give you interesting focal points (there are deer on the slopes) while you wait for the train to cross the trestle. The heavy forest at creekside helps to place this scene at the edge of the wilderness, while the lighter landscaping in front seems a natural part of the view of the construction details.

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