Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode follow along as I show you how I built my road underpass, along with weathering & graffiti and adding the lighting. I then demonstrate the underpass lighting and the realistic effect it produces.
I recently received a few of the new Showcase Miniatures Modern Signal Bridges, essential for any modern layout. I’m almost finished the build of my first one (still have to add the signals), but so far am very impressed!
I painted the underpass this weekend. Heavy rust at the front, getting less towards the back. Not quite sure about the road colour at the moment, but so far I’m happy with the rest. Graffiti will be added later this week.
This evening I added the 3rd Walthers Steel Overpass kit to the two I’ve already assembled, and now the underpass is ready for painting. Next step is to spray a layer of undercoat, then concrete paint for the walls and road, and a ‘steel’ paint for the columns. It’s going […]
This weekend I had the chance to spend some time in the layout room, working on various projects. The first one was adding the flextrack mainline that connects the Kato Unitrack on the helix to the track on Level 1, the eastern end of Western Avenue Yard I received another […]
I’ve finished the initial build of the first Metra station. Still plenty more to do, such as weathering and interior details, but for now it is perfect for testing the initial track plan of Western Yard. The Metra station is on the Western side of the yard, at the back, […]
I’ve started trying to do an hour a day, or a least a half-hour a day in the layout room. I’ve started building the Kato/Faller North American Suburban Station (which is close enough to a few of the Metra stations), mainly because I need to make sure I get the […]