Following my Experiment with Felt terrain on Hex Grid, I was unsatisfied with using a grey felt strip for a railway line. So I went looking for a patterned felt that I could use. And I found it: Gingham Printed Hard Craft Felt in Black.
Gingham Printed Hard Craft Felt Sheet comes in, more or less, A4 sheets. And it is hard. I’ve never encountered hard felt before but I like it more than the normal soft stuff for roads and railway lines.
I chopped the felt sheet up with clothing scissors. I cut the strips to they had two lines of check in each “railway line”.
I think the effect on the table is better. Unfortunately, the photo doesn’t really do it justice.
For the sake of comparison I also took a photo of the same table with grey felt railway lines.