P & C Railroad Version 2 - Progress Report - 2000-08 Report
08/27/2000
08/27/2000
The top of Bears Paw Mountain is layers of foam insulation board that were glued together, and the whole thing is removable, so that I can get to the track below. However, I noticed that the foam sagged a bit and left a noticeable gap in the front. I have installed some foam boards in the interior of the mountain to provide support for the top.
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Here is the top installed.
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I spent some time carving the top.
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Next, I painted it and put some ground cover on it.
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Here it is from a different angle. I put some bushes in front of it to hide the seam. The bushes are glued to the layer that holds the track. Now I can remove the top to get to the bottom level track, and then easily replace the top.
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I built up some more foam layers in Closet Mountain, in the back left-hand corner.
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The revised Hershey module is getting track again.
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Here you can see the three tracks next to each other, although the one in front is really the branch line leading to the North Ogle yard.
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Same area, different view.
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I added a spur in the back of the main turn-back loop. This is where the steam engine sits. I also installed the turnout for the mine scene inside the loop.
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I built this Walthers gravel kit to be the main building of the mine scene.
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I recently bought a couple of rock face molds. Here I have cast a few of them and glued them to the front edge of Bears Paw Mountain. The photo background is just a test.
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