The Wharf started out as a module that connected to the module club layout. However, it is now incorporated into my home layout, and it includes a cargo ship and multiple small boats. The buildings are all scratch built using photo texture images I down load from the internet, and then glue to foam-core board. Windows and doors are commercial purchase. The water is the base painted shades of blue with Gloss Gel-medium brushed on to create waves. Larger waves are created using light weight wall patching compound applied to give some height. An additional coat of regular Gloss Medium was then applied over everything. Google the artist and model railroader, Troels Kirk, to view an excellent video where he explains this ocean wave technique. Click on any image below for a larger view.