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Model Railroad Construction Progress: January 2010
I decided to put the turnout in place temporarily to see how my locos/rolling stock would go through it.
Here's a few shots of the river scene with some of the plaster castings glued in place.
Here's some more castings added...
Ok. It probably would have been better to paint the river bed first. Better late than never I guess...
Now here's the really fun stuff. I decided to go ahead and start staining the rocks I put down so far. I used acrylic washes of
Grey, Burnt Sienna, and Black. So far, So good.
It's been said that "Necessity is the Mother of Invention". I just found that out today.
I kit bashed a sqewed bridge out of an Atlas Warren Truss bridge. The original bridge got damaged when some
card stock I had stacked on a shelf above it fell on it. Anway I wanted to take the bridge outside to the garage and airbrush it.
Even though it was warmer out today the air temperature was still to low for airbrushing outdoors. So what's a poor Model Railroader to do?
Well the solution started with this cabinet I had out in the garage.
It has a shelf that slides out
the front. I figured if I could put a heat source under the shelf then that would create a warm envelope
around the model that would allow me to airbrush it in an otherwise cold garage. I positioned a sealed Oil heater
in front of the cabinet (I would not recommend using an kerosene or quartz type heater due to the flamability
of the vapors near open flame or red hot coils).
I then cut a hole in the shelf and stapled some screen over it.
The model sits on the screen and is surounded by warm air allowing me to
airbrush it and let it dry at room temeratures in a cold garage.
Here's some pictures of the old damaged bridge.
Here's some pictures of the new bridge. I airbrushed it a wheathered black and added a touch of dust to it.
Here's a few pictures of the bridge abutments and surrounding rocks in place.
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