This weekend I started painting the track, the first step of the scenery process. I started by spraying the two lower staging yards with Krylon Camouflage spray paint. I find this gives a good base to the sleepers and the rails. I’ll follow this by painting the rails and tie […]
Well, it’s finally happened – I’ve finished all the wiring and trackwork for the Western Avenue Yard (see photo below). This now means, as promised…I can start the scenery for this section! I’ll start with the residential area first, adding the streets and houses (might have to kitbash or scratchbuild […]
Just a small project while on holiday, but every little counts! Unfortunately I don’t have any paints with me, so this is as far as I can get, but a little progress is something!
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!
Yes, it’s been quiet…but finally got back into the railroad room again this weekend! We’re having a heatwave here in the UK and we don’t have air conditioning in our houses…or layout rooms…but today I fired up the portable aircon in the layout room, and it struggled away enough to […]
Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I show you the latest progress on my build, as I finish off the Western Avenue Yard trackwork and come close to starting the scenery on this section of the layout.
Managed to get a few projects done this weekend #acoupleofhoursaweekendFinished installing the LED lighting for the lower staging yard. Really happy with how this looks – just shows how important layout lighting is.I also installed decoders in 2 of my Metra MP36PH’s and tested my Amtrak advanced consisting as those […]
Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I show you two projects – installing lighting under the 1st level to light up the lower staging yard, and the new frame I’ve built to shoot top-down videos for this channel. Be sure […]
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 […]