Australian Model Railway Magazine

Making Gymea Lilies in HO Scale

About a year ago I was driving along Heathcote Road, in the Sutherland Shire (NSW), and noted how striking these plants were in flower with their numerous, large, spear-shaped leaves, singular flower stalk that can reach to 4m and the large, red, bowl-like flower. I thought they would make an ideal addition to my layout.

Some months later I was in an IKEA store and found an artificial plant that would be ideal for making scale models of the lily leaves. The artificial plant consisted of spear-shaped upright leaves in a shade of green that was ideal to represent the real thing.

Later, in the same store, I found another

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