LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 17 – a Rusty Underpass and Freight Yard Update

Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I give you an update on the Western Avenue yard board and the progress of my road underpass project. Be sure to view my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscale as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscaleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chicagosubnscale

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 16 – underpass, MOW truck & trackplan

Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I update you on two projects I am working on, as well as my current trackplan of the staging yard and the Western Avenue yard, with a preview of the planned peninsula. Be sure to view my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscale as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscaleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chicagosubnscale

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Morning work update

Quick bit of painting done before work today – wanted to get the underpainting done so that I can start painting the models this weekend. First up is putting a layer of undercoat on the underpass. I also took the opportunity of adding a layer of the primer to my Showcase Miniatures MOW truck, while I had the airbrush out. I went through my detail parts drawers and found a selection of grafitti – had no idea I had collected so many! But perfect for the underpass.

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Underpass update

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 to look great once painted, weathered and detailed with graffiti. I’ll also be adding LED’s to light the interior

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Weekend Work Update

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 Walthers Steel Overpass kit, which I am using to build the underpass underneath Western Avenue Yard (see previous post for more details). I am combining 3 of these kits in order to span the width of the yard and create a nice modelled feature where you’ll able to look through […]

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