Friday, October 26, 2018

A bit more paint.

Decided I needed to make this the backdrop go a bit further and put on a second coat of Kilz before the blue.

Starting to think I need more light here

Thursday, October 25, 2018

North Doswell Cross Over

As Doswell has started (see post here for the track arrangement details) I needed some track down to anchor one end of my work so I would have datum point to build from.

At North Doswell, there is a cross over before the track makes the run to the next control point and on the layout, this is the same as there is over a 50' run to the next CP.

Finished product
Number 10s are nice and long but a zoom lens will squash them up a bit

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Track Progress to Doswell

The long runs have been spiked and the cross over at North Doswell is being test fit.

Next time, a 6" wide shelf is in order, as spiking flex track down next to the wall was a bit of a challenge - just not that much room for my 1:1 hands trying to pierce the ties on Atlas flex when the track is within an inch of the wall.

Try to remember that for next time...

Long way down

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Powered Rail Lament

After a while, soldering rail joints gets a bit old...

Friday, October 19, 2018

Roadbed for Hamilton Control Point

Working roadbed at Hamilton here lately so figured to share some in progress shots.

Hamilton has a single cross over on the main that allows access from the south to a industrial spur.

On the layout, this will be a #10 left X over into a #8 left turnout pair that will allow access to the spur via a tail track as this isn't a siding.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Finishing Upper Level Backdrops

Working through a couple of tasks to finish up some line items.

One of these was getting the upper level backdrop finished from a foundational paint perspective, but step 1 is to Kilz the wall so the blue can go on without any sort of bleed through from the default wall color.

Taping the line
As I needed to keep the edge consistent, out came the painter's tape again.

Finishing up with the brush in spots for the 1st coat

Monday, October 15, 2018

Scheduled November Sessions - Work Session and Open House

Work session has been set on the first Saturday of November, which is the 3rd.

The following Saturday, I will be hosting an open house after the NMRA JRD Meeting that day.

Updates after; more content will be published as there have been some additional work done.