House looks great! Looking forward to more postings, when you're able to add them.
Thanks! The summer months take me outside a lot more than keep me inside, so it's been a little slower-going, but I'm in the process on another one of the buildings...and I'm due to post an update on it. Maybe soon! Thanks for staying tuned!House looks great! Looking forward to more postings, when you're able to add them.
Smart move, better to take the extra time and know everything is right before committing to permanency.Time to get back at it! I’m laying out my track to test it first. I’m just thorough, I suppose. I’ve got plenty to do, but here’s the progress thus far. I’ll lay the track and mark centerlines for the cork roadbed, then come back through, pull it up and glue down the cork, then nail the track down through that.
A viaduct goes "over" the tracks, not under them. So you'll be able to hide more with it that way.I've been painstakingly painting the rails and ties lately...it's somewhat tedious, but also somewhat therapeutic, ha ha ha! I also dug out my structures in order to lay down the bases of the ones that HAVE bases and plan my sidings, "main street" area and roads. Also, I've decided to build a viaduct for one of the roads to pass under the tracks behind "main street", so trying to figure out where and how that will go has been a mental project. I want it to hit the tracks and the backdrop on an angle, so that I don't have to sweat the backdrop too much because it'll be out of the direct line of sight of anyone viewing it (rather than having it hit at a 90-degree angle). But we shall see how it goes. Gonna be "tricky" either way.
Off I go to paint more track...more soon! Thanks for reading!
A viaduct goes "over" the tracks, not under them. So you'll be able to hide more with it that way.
Ha, here in Chicago, we always called the bridges where the streets passed under the tracks a viaduct. Like this...probably thousands of these around town: https://flic.kr/p/dsVxXU
Local dialect, I suppose. Whenever there's a huge rain, even the news talks about how the viaducts are flooded near such-and-such intersection.
Either way, it'll hide the road's intersection with the backdrop pretty well. I'm using through plate girders for both tracks, figuring it will help "block" as much of the backdrop as I can. These were all over the South and Southwest sides of Chicago, near where I grew up, and I've grown to like them. https://flic.kr/p/ocU55L
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