Inspiration to create these new ones came from a recent foray to Homebase where I found some vinyl floor tiles with a water effect.
The tiles have a ripple and a series of blue shades. In addition they are self adhesive which makes life a lot easier.
Each pack comes with six tiles (30cm x 30cm) - at around £7.00 more than enough for my needs.
The river sections I wanted needed to extend across the 3 metre table and would be no wider than 8cm at any point. This way they could fit all my 10mm bridges.
Using hardboard as the base I began to cut out a series of lengths and curves.
Eventually I had enough to stretch across the table. In addition to standard curves and straights I also created one fork.
Using each hardboard base as a template I began to cut out the river sections from the tiles. A sharp stanley knife is more than sufficient.
The river laid out - now for the banks.
Using copious amounts of white glue I covered each bank in grit, ballast, sand and cat litter. I prepared the 'mix' prior to starting. The sand is children's green sand not flock. These were left to dry for 48 hours.