Although the layout is set in the heart of the black country, there was probably a little more greenery than you’d first thought.
As can be seen in this shot of Abbiss’s land sale wharf in Baggeridge.
The trees for the layout are built from simply twisting small gauge wire together and securing them with masking tape, not only to bind the wire but to bulk out the trunk and thicker branches, but it also removes the visible wire twists too.
Several strands are secured in a pin vice and twisted until the length of untwisted wire is sufficient for the smaller branches that make up the upper part of the tree.
Once several twisted strands have been completed then they can be bound together by the masking tape, until happy with the thickness of the trunk and branches.
A quick and simple tree, probably took only 10-15mins to get to this stage. Always a good idea to use photos of real trees or go for a walk in your local park to get plenty of ideas.