Hope you and rest of the folks here are staying healthy and cracking on with the great opportunity to make models.
As I mentioned in my last post, I have a lot of how-to material that I want to share – some of my experimental methods worked great building the little Indian Rialways diorama and I think these techniques have merit to build larger layouts too.
This time my focus is tracks.
Believe it or not, I used spray paint to paint the tracks, and it worked really well. Yes, it is not practical if the track is already laid, but for those who are about to lay the track or want to start a new model railroad, I feel there is merit in completing the whole detailing of track and then lay it. It gives much better control to bring out the details.
And I also found some shortcut that works great for track laying too – two sided tape. Not sure if anyone else has tried it before, may be will figure out in the comments.
By the way, I used both concrete and wooden ties in this experiement.
Here are some photos of the painted tracks, and a video to show how I did it. I will share the video of ballasting and weathering next week.
“Hi Al, with this COVID 19 stay at home rule, the grand kids and I, with the help of many Zoom visits to the grand kids finished our o scale layout.
The grand kids can’t wait to come over in person to play with the trains.
They made lots of suggestions and the layout follows no theme, or should I say the theme is to have fun.
The size is approximately 7 1/2 foot X 8 foot, with 6 running engines, on 6 tracks, with one siding.
A huge thanks to Kaustav and George.
Both looked like they had fun – and that’s all that counts.
That’s all for today.
Please do keep ’em coming
And don’t forget the the Beginner’s Guide is here if today is the day your model railway journey starts.