Using several kinds of lighting including woodland scenics Just Plug, strips of long reel leds
as well as some 12-16 volt incandescent Veissmann gas lamps.
Wires for town site
Rigging bus bars and Just Plug light hub to a couple of mini plugs [added later) so the access section can be removed if needed with little trouble.
under the town section wiring in progress
Finishing the highway underpass leading out of town. I added led lighting and safety railings, as I have made the sidewalks higher above the road surface.
self adhesive LED strip light and connector
Here the railings have been added and some random trash added. (might add more later)
almost ready to install
View from road under the bridge showing lights, railing and a poster on the wall
Under the bridge
Will add a wall surface from sidewalk to the Road before installing the underpass
Needed to have risers at different angle than the standard 2, 3 or 4% for replacing lead up to bridge and overpass.
removing old risers on Bridge lead
Cutting risers lightly glued to board on band saw.
cutting on band saw
Ready to install.
Continuing town Building with concrete pad and wiring for soon to be Gulf Gas Station
Gulf Station in progress
Here is a general view of the layout, more detailed views coming soon. Working on several areas, including the Town and Logging area as well as the Yard.
Starting to flesh out scenery in the Logging Area.
Rocks cast in Hydrocal, from many different molds from several manufacturers, and from my own mold shown in last post from a previous casting. Most will be used in the mountain area around the logging branch.
Batch of cast rocks and the molds on the right
Large casting from one of the molds
Large cast Rock
I use a lot of different rock molds from various manufacturers, including Woodland Scenics, but I just came across a rock mold I made a while ago from a fine grained piece of rock found in the garden.
Latex rock mold
Nice detail in the rock and think the cast from it is going to make a nice outcropping in the river valley. Just needs some coloring and weathering plus some small evidence of vegetation.
Hydrocal Plaster cast made from latex rock mold
Started creation of the forest for the logging area of my layout. The Scenic Express trees look pretty realistic, but I’m going to try some various methods for enlarging the trunk diameter on some trees, which I’ll show in a future post.
Scenic express trees for start of forest in logging area
Here are Scenic Express trees after soaking in matte medium, then they will get sprayed grey/tan, then more matte medium, followed by Noch leaf flake flock in varied greens.
Scenic Express trees