To achieve more enjoyment from your favourite track many people decide to
fix the track to a board and decorate it with buildings, obstacles, garages
and pit crews, track side advertising, and landscaping. You can find above
links to their respective topics, with descriptions and evaluation of
different methods of scenery construction:
My advice is to read all the methods used and decide for yourself which one
fits your circumstances best. As what may have been right for me, might not
be right for you.
Scenery can be
bought or built, expensive or cheap. It all depends on your skills, the
amount of spare time you have to spend on your project, and your budget.
Ready made buildings and structures are great for when you don't have the
time or skill to create your own. They are expensive however especially if
you buy good looking models (the ones without the plastic look to them).
When it comes
to vegetation you can buy trees, but you will still have to do all the grass
and hill work, as ready made alternatives just don't exist. Landscaping is
the easiest and most fun stuff to do. If you are building track for you
kids, this is often the part of the project which you and them can work
together on. Working with papier-mâché and model-rock is great.
I would like
to repeat my self, read all the methods used and decide for yourself which
one fits your circumstances best. If you haven't got the money, build it. If
you haven't got the time, buy it.
in creating a realistic scenery for your Scalextric race track there
are now available landscape mats and scatters. There are also
scatter papers which can be made into hills.