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Model Railroad Construction Progress: April 2009
Here are a few shots of the completed road with dirt on the road banks.
Here is the same scene with some more dirt added.
I couldn't resist taking a few shots with the grain elevator in place.
Here is the last block of foam I wanted to put in the scene. I wanted there to be a brief transistion
from the plains to the mountain.
I painted the grade crossing center pieces a very light gray then gave it a shot of dust. I then glued them with E;mer's Squeeze & Calk
and weighted them down.
I finally started putting lines in the road. On the side road I used a combintaion of white and yello artists pencils.
I had to mark the the lines using the white pencil first because the yellow wouldn't show up on the road. May be the pencils I was using were too soft.
Anyway I was able to get it to work and it out exectly like I wanted. I didn't want the lines to look like the were freshly painted and
the pencils gave the lines a worn look.
I tried using the same methods on the main road and I'm not so sure I'm going to use that approach. I'm think
I want to have freshly painted lines on the main road so I'll mask the lines using painters masking tape and airbrush them.
Ok. I decided to take the plunge and airbrush the road lines. The first two or three lines are so so
but I started to get the hang of it. Here are some shots of my progress tonight.
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