Creating mountains in your garden railway

"Mountainscaping" your landscape
1. This German garden railway could be modeling Deutschland’s highest Zugspitze mountain, with its 6,430' gondola ride.
Hanna Moog
All mountains have a summit, but not all peaks, ridges, and foothills look alike. Some mountains have treelines, above which are no trees-just rock and low alpine plants. Others are green, with trees to the top, or all gray-brown, with sparse vegetation. Rather than listing the hardscape steps to create a certain type of mountain, I'll share several ideas so you can build your own unique mountain to suit the needs of your railway. Let's see how others have chosen their locations, styles, and building materials.

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