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The layout is ready for more work.
I've cleared out everything non-essential from the train room, which gave me a little bit better overview of how to proceed.
I've got me some electrical work to do before I continue with the track laying.
I built a Timberline kit I had in the stash.
The Hardware store:
An old kit with some small faults.
I had to true up the walls, as they were leaning and also a bit too wide.
The shop windows, built from wood strips and plastic castings were a challenge as the templates were wrong and the...
Painted the new rockwork today.
I have now soaked the surface with diluted Modpodge so I can add the black/raw umber wash.
Had some time to spare today.
I've painted part of the fascia, it looks so much better in black.
Done a bit more rockwork as well. I use ordinary plaster in aluminum foil.
Then I found an oil pump on Thingiverse that I printed on my resin printer last night. I'll see if it can be...
I made a bridge for the road to the tunnel.
3D printed sides and cardboard/wood subframe.
I've just graveled the road, so the bridge is a little wet ...
Sylvan car I also built recently.
I guess the material inside foam core sheets?
I made a retaining wall out of Depron foam that I scribed with a pencil before painting it with gesso and some paint.
I glued it in place with hot glue.
I surrounded it with my homemade Sculptamold.
I made some utility poles today.
It's an Auhagen kit.
I installed them temporary on the layout.
I will add E-Z line later.
Tested the new turnout control. I'm really satisfied.
The benefit of these bulbs is the high CRI rating of 90%.
It really brings out the colors.
I installed the new lights over my layout today.
I use 6 W LED bulbs with 2 feet gaps in between them.
It's a LOT brighter now!
I installed lights in more of the buildings and connected them on the layout.
Now I'll have to see what else needs lights.
Installed lights in some of the buildings today.
The General store.
The Pool hall.
It is great with LED lights.
Some new pics.
C-25 at the engine house.
K-27 filling water.
The town of Holy Cross.
The mining company presidents residence.
I've started on the trees.
Definitely going to need a LOT of trees for the layout....
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