Model Railroad Construction Progress: October/November 2009
Ok. I admit it. I'm kind of cheating here by putting two months worth of updates on one page. Now that work's let up a bit
I have the time/energy to do some updates.I got a kit to build for review courtesy of Ron Pare at
www.modelersguild.com. It was quite a challenging best to put together and I'll be doing a
full review of it on the site. I did a video blog of my adventures putting it together. Check out my Youtube vids:
Here are a few snapshots of the beginning of the project.
Here are some pics of the finished platform.
So far the work I've been doing this month has been more logisical/organizational. The clutter on ly layout was getting out of control so I went
and bought a set of drawers from Home Depot. It's definitly cleared up the collection of supplies that was building up on may layout.
Next I needed to tackle the growing pile of clutter on my work bench. As you can see from the first picture I have a clean workbench.
So where did everyting go?
I just built a shelf behind the crosspiece that holds the table together. I glued on a 1.5 inch strip of pine
on the edge to keep smaller parts from rolling off. I sealed off the back edge with duct tape to keep parts from falling out the back.
Ok, so it's still cluttered but at least it's out of sight.
Ahhhh...Now finally I'm getting back to work on the layout.
I'm starting to work on painting the back drop behind the river scene. Stay tuned...
After Airbrushing a darker blue on the backdrop, I started tracing the mountain range on blank sheets
of paper I had taped together. I''''' then use these tracings to cut out the stencils I'll use for
airbrushing the mountains.
But first...I airbrushed some clouds on the backdrop using batting and a decorative wisk broom.
Here are a couple of close-ups of the clouds.
I airbrushed the mountains today. I still need to do some more work on the mountain in the foreground.