P & C Railroad Version 3 - Progress Report - 2001-08 Report
08/26/2001
08/26/2001
After completing the track plan transfer, I painted the plywood sheet laid out the track. I had hand-built the needed turnouts for this area. The rest of the track is flextrack.
2001-08 Report
Happy with the track plan, I started gluing down the AMI roadbed.
2001-08 Report
And then installing the track.
2001-08 Report
Meanwhile, the mountain gained some rock outcroppings from castings I had made. I also took the time to paint them and apply some various colors of ground foam to blend them in.
2001-08 Report
This is just an update photo of the opposite corner from the big mountain, in front of the closet. Not much going on here yet.
2001-08 Report
The same thing on the side of the layout that is in front of the room's two windows.
2001-08 Report
I wanted to have water on the river, so I applied a layer of gloss medium to the river bed. Before I did that I had painted the river's edges a brown matching the scenery base to mimic shallower areas. This was the first time I used gloss medium. What you see in the photo below is what the material looks like when you apply it. It will dry clear.
2001-08 Report